Cancer Health Equity Institute Research


MSM Cancer Health Equity Institute has:

  • A robust funding extramural portfolio in the areas of laboratory, clinical, and population science.

  • UABCCCThe MSM Cancer Health Equity Institute was the recipient of the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) U54 MSM / Tuskegee University / University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership award.  The overall goal of the partnership is to attain excellence in research focused on elimination of cancer health disparities and on reducing the cancer burden among underserved populations in the region through integrated research, education, and outreach.

  • A Cancer Patient Navigation Outreach Program purposed to facilitate timely prevention and care across the cancer continuum.


Trained over 100 students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows in cancer health disparities research through the MSM Cancer Research Scholars Program.  MSM Cancer Research Scholars Program focuses on cancer health disparities education, training and career development for high caliber research under the mentorship of MSM faculty, including:

- K-12 students - Masters in Public Health
- MS in Biomedical Research (MSBR) - MS in Medical Sciences (MSMS)
- MS in Clinical Research (MSCR) - MD
- PhD in Biomedical Sciences - Post Doctoral Fellows
- Residents - Junior Faculty Trainees







More than 50 affiliated members engaged in Cancer Immuno-biology, Drug Discovery, Clinical, Implementation Science, and Cancer Health Disparities Research.