UMass Boston to Host Fifth Annual U54 Scientific Retreat and Cancer Symposium
November 22, 2011
Office of Communications
The University of Massachusetts Boston–Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center’s Cancer Research Partnership will host its annual scientific retreat and cancer symposium Wednesday, November 30, in the UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom. Although the morning session is closed, the keynote address on the links between housing and health will be open to the public. The address starts at 1 p.m.
The keynote speaker is James Dunn, the William Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Chair in Canadian Studies at Harvard University for 2011-12. Dunn is an associate professor in the Department of Health, Aging, and Society at McMaster University and a scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. His current research focuses on the social determinants of health and the influence of economic and social policies and programs on inequalities in health and child development, concentrating on urban housing and neighborhoods. Dunn’s symposium address is titled, “Conceptualizing the Links Between Housing & Health: Housing as A Multi-Attribute Phenomenon.”
Directly after the lecture, UMass Boston undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will display their research in a networking and poster session, also in the Campus Center Ballroom. You must register to attend the keynote address and the poster session. To register, click here.
The U54 project is a collaborative grant awarded to the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center to study and address issues of health care disparities in cancer treatment among disenfranchised populations.
About UMass Boston
With a growing reputation for innovative research addressing complex urban issues, the University of Massachusetts Boston (www.umb.edu), metropolitan Boston’s only public university, offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s eight colleges and graduate schools serve nearly 16,000 students while engaging local, national, and international constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service activities.
About the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (www.dana-farber.org) is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. It provides adult cancer care with Brigham and Women's Hospital as Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and it provides pediatric care with Children's Hospital Boston as Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center. Dana-Farber is the top ranked cancer center in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report, and one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health grant funding.