Study aims to increase colorectal cancer screening

The American Cancer Society recently awarded a grant for a project being led by investigators at the UNM Health Sciences Center and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Robert Rhyne, and Dr. Christina Getrich – both in the UNM Department of Family & Community Medicine – are collaborating with UNC associate professor Dr. Daniel Reuland, on a multi-site study to determine more effective interventions for increasing the rate of colorectal cancer screening among diverse, vulnerable patient populations, especially Latinos/Hispanics. Preliminary data was obtained through pilot funding from the UNM Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and the Clinical and Translational Science Award organization at UNC.  

An announcement about the study is posted in the Scientific Highlights section of CTSAcentral.org, the web portal of the national CTSA consortium.

Related Stories

A Triple Aim Best Practice

A Triple Aim Best Practice

The University of New Mexico Hospital’s Midwifery Practice has received a Triple Aim Best Practice recognition from the American College of Nurse Midwives.
Announcing the New Office of Professional Wellbeing

Announcing the New Office of Professional Wellbeing

As a means of supporting faculty and learners at the UNM School of Medicine in providing the highest quality medical care, the new Office of Professional Wellbeing (OPW) will provide initiatives that improve efficiency of practice, enhance a culture of wellness, and promote personal resiliency.