UMB CURE Scholars Cancer Disparities Symposium

What are cancer disparities and why do they exist? Why do we need more doctors of color? What is the historical significance of the relationship between communities of color and health care providers?

These are all questions explored by the UMB CURE Scholars. Through research, the CURE Scholars have begun to unpack these topics, plus offer general information on the symptoms, treatments, and prognoses of over 30 types of cancer.

The UMB community is invited to a powerful exhibition by the CURE Scholars that reaffirms the necessity of health career pathway programs that target underserved neighborhoods in Baltimore.

Don’t miss the UMB CURE Scholars Program Cancer Disparities Symposium!

The UMB CURE Scholars Program currently enrolls 65 sixth and seventh graders who receive weekly mentoring and tutoring from over 150 volunteers within the Baltimore community, most of whom are UMB students. Our scholars have researched over 30 types of cancers – creating both presentation posters and hand-painted medical illustrations.

We would be honored and privileged to welcome you to our symposium to learn about cancer disparities and to give valuable feedback to our scholars in preparation for their presentations at the American Association of Cancer Researchers Convention in Washington, D.C.

Symposium Details

Saturday, April 1
10 a.m. to noon
SMC Campus Center Elm Ballrooms
621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Keynote Address

Guests will be treated to a special keynote address titled “What CURE Means to Me,” presented by current UMB CURE Scholar Princaya Sanders. We hope that you will join us for this inspiring event.



Visit the CURE Scholars website or email Lauren Kareem, for more information.

Lauren Kareem Community Service, Education, Research, UMB NewsMarch 8, 20170 commentscancer disparities, Cancer Disparities Symposium, health career pathways, UMB CURE Scholars, University of Maryland Baltimore.

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