Cancer Disparities Research Network

What do we do?

The Cancer Disparities Research Network, also known as GMaP Region 4, is building a synergistic network of investigators to support and manage health disparities research, training and outreach in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

Our mission is:

  • To advance the science of cancer health disparities
  • To contribute to the next generation of cancer and cancer health disparities researchers
  • To achieve measurable reductions in cancer health disparities

The CDRN represents Region 4 of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Geographic Management and Biospecimens Management Programs (GMaP and BMaP) developed and funded by NCI’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) to support the efficient regional management of cancer health disparities research and training. (Note: Although the BMaP program ceased being funded as of September 2013, many institutions involved in BMaP remain active in the CDRN.)

This site provides information, tools and links on cancer health disparities, shares regional research and investigator profiles, and offers career development support for junior and early stage investigators.

Sign up for CDRN E-Blasts so that you will be alerted when we share new jobs, resources, trainings, and funding opportunities. Please visit us often and let us know what information you’d like to see on the site and how the network can support you in your career development. We look forward to working together and implementing positive changes to reduce cancer health disparities.

Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH                                              Carrie Norbeck, MPH, CHES

Senior Research Coordinator                                         CDRN Regional Coordinator