The Illinois Cancer Health Equity Research (I-CHER) Center at the University of Illinois Cancer Center hosted its second annual research symposium and celebration, “Sustainability and Funding the Next Generation of Cancer Health Equity Research.”
During the January 26 symposium, researchers provided updates on their work, project accomplishments to date were celebrated, and the event was a chance for researchers and community partners to pitch ideas for future health equity studies.
The I-CHER Center is made possible with funding from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and support from the Cancer Center. The I-CHER Center on the UIC campus was 1 of 4 four Minority Serving Institutions that shared in more than $16 million in grants awarded by the ACS, beginning in January 2022, to establish Cancer Health Equity Research (CHER) Centers. The others were the University of Arizona, Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, and Howard University in Washington, D.C. Each institution received a four-year grant of $4.08 million.
The event was held at the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design at the UI Health Mile Square Health Center on Wood Street.