Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership

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 Center 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.
Visit the SAICEP website to learn more.

 

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Upcoming Live Course

Melissa Jim 
Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Live Webinar
May 7 • 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Title Coming Soon!
Melissa Jim, MPH

 


Self-Paced Courses, Online Courses

Feature image for Embracing Indigenous Wisdom in Evidence Based Cancer Prevention:  A Path of Collaboration, Respect, and Insight on Duke's Voyage 
Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership
CME
 
Available
February 20, 2024 – June 30, 2024

Embracing Indigenous Wisdom in Evidence Based Cancer Prevention: A Path of Collaboration, Respect, and Insight on Duke's Voyage
Tomi Akinyemiju, PhD, MS
Tony Locklear, MA
Vivette Jeffries-Logan, BA
Angel Oxendine, BS, BSW

Embracing Indigenous Wisdom in Evidence Based Cancer Prevention: A Path of Collaboration, Respect, and Insight on Duke’s Voyage” is a presentation that explores the partnership between modern scientific research and indigenous wisdom in the pursuit of effective cancer prevention strategies. It underscores the humility in learning from indigenous knowledge, and the discovery of insights that can enhance evidence-based approaches to cancer prevention.

 

Feature image for Catawba Indian Nation & Lung Cancer Institute: Partners in Healing 
Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership
CME • NCPD/CNE
 
Available
December 7, 2023 – December 6, 2025

Catawba Indian Nation & Levine Cancer Institute: Partners in Healing
Daniel R Carrizosa, MD, MS
Darcy Doege, BSN, RN
Mellisa Wheeler, BSW, MHA
 
 

 

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Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership
NCPD/CNE
 
Available
June 12, 2023 – June 11, 2025
 

Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention
Francine C. Gachupin, PhD, MPH

In working to address Native American cancer health disparities, it is imperative to build partnerships with tribal communities to increase their trust in the potential benefits of cancer research efforts. The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention was established in 2002 and the Partnership’s approach is to expand capacity for culturally-sensitive and community-relevant research on cancer and to continue to develop respectful collaborations that empower sovereign Native American communities to define, implement, and achieve their goals for cancer health equity.

 


Non-Credit Courses

Closing the Chasm Between Native Community Priorities in Cancer Prevention and Healthcare Research Priorities 
Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership
General Participation Certificate
 Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH
 
Cancer touches all of our lives. For many Native communities, fears of cancer risk from environmental sources beyond their control are common. Some researchers, usually unaware of Native community concerns, can harbor the perspective that Native communities could be fruitful populations for studying the genetic risks of cancer. This webinar will help both sides of this chasm understand the other's point of view, hopefully leading to more effective communications and priority setting.

 

American Indian Cancer Control and Health Equity 
Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership
General Participation Certificate
 
Donald Warne, MD, MPH

Donald Warne, MD, MPH, will describe health disparities and inequities related to American Indian cancer control. We will explore the legal basis for federally-funded health services to American Indians and the complexity of health policy at the federal, state and tribal levels that impact cancer control. We will provide a framework for health equity and a path forward to improve outcomes.

 

Bridging the Bench and Bedside: The Amalgam of Academic Medicine and Its Effect on a Cancer Patient Experience 
Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership
General Participation Certificate
 
Hannah E. Woriax, MD

Hannah E. Woriax, MD, will review several case scenarios and patient archetypes that have had their treatment course changed drastically due to recent landmark research studies. Dr. Woriax will then go through a few scenarios relevant to my current patient population specifically. Based on these patient scenarios, she will then discuss potential research possibilities for the future.

 

Meeting the Cancer Prevention and Care Needs of North Carolina’s Indigenous Communities 
Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership
General Participation Certificate
 
Ronny Bell, PhD, MS
Marc Emerson, PhD, MPH

Ronny Bell, PhD, MS, and Marc Emerson, PhD, MPH, in this collaborative session will provide context regarding the cancer disparities and efforts to address these disparities for American Indians and Alaska Natives across the US. Dr. Bell will provide context for understanding and addressing cancer disparities among American Indians in North Carolina.

 

Building Cancer Care Collaboratives for the Seventh Generation 
Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership
General Participation Certificate
 
Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW

Rodney Haring, PhD, MSW, will discuss how treaty and wampum conversations have impacted the cancer care of Indigenous populations. Building on this foundation, Dr. Haring will describe how to create culturally congruent practices that will improve the quality of research and care to benefit Native Nations. Additionally, he will lead attendees in thinking about new ways to work together to provide sustainable cancer care for succeeding generations.