The Centre for CardioMetabolic Disease and Cancer Research in the Caribbean Launched. On February 8th, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) P20 Funded Centre for CardioMetabolic Disease and Cancer Research in the Caribbean was officially launched in Jamaica as part of UWI Mona’s Annual Research Day. The ‘Centre’ is currently in the conceptual and planning stages as part of the first phase of a NIH granting process.
The grant represents a joint collaboration between the Fox Chase Cancer Centre (Dr. J Robert Beck, Deputy Director and Dr. Camille Ragin, Associate Professor), Prof. Marshall Tulloch-Reid of the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR) and Dr. Kenneth James from the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, UWI Mona Campus as well as the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium (AC3) led by Dr. Camille Ragin.
The multidisciplinary, multistakeholder team consists of a number of Caribbean partners including the Healthy Caribbean Coalition. The HCC will be working as part of the outreach core team led by Dr. Kenneth James and Ms. Dawn Walters. The aim of the outreach component is to ensure that the research reflects the needs of the community and members of the community are engaged in every aspect of the Centre’s functioning.
More images from the launch.