Congrats to HELI Alumna Dr. Jamila Kwarteng

Congratulations to HELI 2018 alumna Jamila Kwarteng, PhD, on her recent pilot award!

Dr. Kwarteng has received $30,000 in pilot funding to support her community-engaged project entitled, “African American Cancer Survivor Network: Building Community among African American Cancer Survivors.” The award is an internal grant funded by the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and American Cancer Society.

The goal of this project is to create an African-American Cancer Survivor Network (AACSN) that meets regularly to provide opportunities for resource sharing and program development around cancer survivorship, healthy lifestyles, and stress management.  She is partnering with UniteMKE for this project.

Dr. Kwarteng is an instructor in the Division of Epidemiology in the Institute for Health & Equity and a fellow in the Primary Care Research Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her research focuses on the influence of neighborhood poverty and psychosocial stress on obesity and breast cancer survival. See some of her recent publications here.

Best of luck, Dr. Kwarteng!

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