Greetings,

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to learn more our Cancer Research Education and Engagement (CaRE2) Center for Health Equity. The CaRE2 Center was officially established September 19, 2018 when we received notice from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), that our application for a Comprehensive Partnership to Address Cancer Health Equities (CPACHE) in Black and Latino Population had been funded. Our bi-coastal partnership was proposed by Florida A&M University, the University of Florida, and the University of Southern California-Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (USC-NCCC). Our goal is to work together to eliminate cancer health disparities in Florida, California, and nationally.

Our long term goals as a center are to reduce cancer disparities in Blacks and Latinos and to train/increase the pool of underrepresented Black and Latino scientists conducting health disparity research at UF and USC-NCCC. Our bicoastal locations offers access to uniquely diverse populations of Black and Latinos, facilitating in an unprecedented way, the study of cancer disparities in these very heterogeneous populations.

Dr. R. Renee Reams and Dr. Kinfe Redda, MPIs