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Manoj Mishra to Speak at Upcoming ACCCC April Quarterly Meeting
The Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition’s (ACCCC) April Quarterly Meeting is fast approaching and it will be a great opportunity to get on the ground floor of cancer control in the state of Alabama.
The meeting will feature a presentation by Manoj Mishra, Ph.D., who has recently been recognized for his prostate cancer research by the American Association for Cancer Research. Dr. Mishra, an assistant professor at Alabama State University (ASU), is researching the role of diet in cancer progression and clearance.
The meeting will be held April 19 in the John Garrick Hardy Student Center on the ASU campus in Montgomery. We will begin at 10 a.m. and the meeting will run until 2:30 p.m.
Whether you are a new member in the ACCCC or were a member in the past, this will be an excellent opportunity to shape the direction of cancer control statewide.
In the wake of the coalition-building training from Frances Butterfoss, Ph.D., in January, the ACCCC plans to lay the member foundations of our committees as well as identify committee chairs. We will also discuss future activities and goals of these committees as directed by our 5-year statewide cancer control plan.
We have a packed agenda and are very much looking forward to meeting new members as well as reconnecting with some old faces. We are looking for members who are willing to become staples in our efforts going forward. Members are strongly encouraged to invite guests who can and are willing to make a difference in the on-going fight against cancer in Alabama as we need active and passionate members.
Please RSVP by contacting Bret Stanfield at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 17.
Manoj Mishra, Ph.D., Recognized by AACR for Prostate Cancer Research
It is our pleasure to announce that Manoj Mishra, Ph.D., has recently been recognized for his prostate cancer research at Alabama State University (ASU) by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
Dr. Mishra, an associate professor of Biology, was chosen by the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Council as a recipient of the Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award.
“I am so excited about this honor,” Mishra said in a statement released by the university. “It is not only important for me, but it is a step forward in creating academic excellence and a great environment for cancer research at Alabama State University. This recognition brings ASU on the national and global map in cancer research.”
Dr. Mishra is researching the role of diet in cancer progression and clearance.
“The role of daily diet has tremendous impact on cancer progression,” Mishra said. “My long-term objectives and research goals are to reduce health disparities in cancer and to elucidate the molecular mechanism involved during prostate cancer progression and clearance.”
The award includes $1,800 in financial support to offset the costs of registration, travel, and subsistence for participation in AACR Annual Meetings and Special Conferences. These awards are intended to increase the scientific knowledge base of faculty members at Minority-Serving Institutions, and to encourage them and their students to pursue careers in cancer research.
The Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition is very proud to have Dr. Mishra as a member.
Butterfoss, Coalition-Building Training Focal Point of First Meeting of 2013
The Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition (ACCCC) held its January 2013 Quarterly Meeting at Turenne PharMedCo in Montgomery. Dr. Frances Butterfoss, Ph.D., was the guest speaker and gave a training session on coalition-building.
The meeting also featured the first ever live stream and recording in the history of the Coalition.
The full meeting can be viewed by clicking the links below.
January Meeting Part One
January Meeting Part Two
Dr. Frances Butterfoss to Provide Coalition-Building Training at January Meeting
Dr. Frances Butterfoss, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker at the 2013 January Quarterly Meeting of the Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition (ACCCC) beginning at 10 a.m. on January 18 at Turenne PharMedCo in Montgomery.
Dr. Butterfoss is a health educator who brings over 20 years of experience in community collaboration. She is founder and President of Coalitions Work, a group that consults with practitioners on how to develop, sustain and evaluate coalitions for health promotion and disease prevention.
She will be giving a three-hour training session on coalition-building that will prove beneficial to ACCCC members as well as members of other coalitions.
The meeting will also feature a vote on a proposed motion to redefine the Coalition’s committee structure in an effort to move toward the goals and objectives that have been set for 2015. The motion will be voted on by the members present and a majority vote will be required for ratification.
To RSVP for the meeting, contact Bret Stanfield at (334) 206-5537 or by email at email@example.com