SAICEP's Partnership to Improve American Indian Cancer Outcomes

SAICEP: The Southeastern American Indian Cancer health Equity Partnership (SAICEP) is a unique collaboration initiated by the Community Outreach and Engagement teams at the NCI Comprehensive Cancer Centers at Duke, UNC Lineberger and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, with a focus on understanding and addressing the cancer-related health needs of American Indian communities in our catchment areas and beyond. The partnership offers culturally competent research, education and community engagement for American Indian tribal communities. Tribal and community organizations and leaders, as well as clinical and academic institutions are encouraged to be a part of our efforts.

Specific Aims:

Awareness Focus

To increase awareness of cancer health needs of American Indian populations

Education & Empowerment

To expand access to cancer health education and build community capacity to address cancer health needs

Research & Collaboration

To develop collaborative research and community relationships to better understand and address the cancer burden in American Indian communities

Program Leadership

Dr. Tomi Akinyemiju

Associate Director, Community Outreach, Engagement and Equity

Duke Cancer Institute

Dr. Ronny Bell

Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor

UNC – Chapel Hill

Dr. Stephanie Wheeler

Michael S O’Malley Distinguished Professor and Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement

UNC – Chapel Hill

Dr. Nadine Barrett

Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Equity in Research

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

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