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The Center for Health Equity Education & Research is an interdisciplinary group of clinicians, scientists, and community partners that aims to achieve optimal health outcomes for all individuals diagnosed with cancer by working to eliminate disparities among underserved and underrepresented communities. CHEER was launched in the winter of 2020/2021 as a new center, led by Co-Directors Jim Murphy, Brent Rose and Mateo Banegas. Through CHEER, we will work to support cancer health equity initiatives in our academic community, advance health equity efforts within our region and nation, and enable our mentees, students, fellows, and faculty to advance health equity through their work.

Our Mission

To facilitate transformative research focused on health equity across the translational spectrum and foster an educational environment aimed at improving health equity among underrepresented populations. A key component of fulfilling this mission is building strong partnerships throughout the community.