HPM’s Carney awarded NCI research award to study breast cancer disparities

Oct. 30, 2013
Timothy Carney, PhD, MPH, MBA, assistant professor of health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a two-year research supplement award of $296,654 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
The NCI supplements are aimed at promoting diversity in health-related research programs.
The parent grant, Carolina Community Network to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, led by Paul Godley, MD, professor of medicine at UNC, is part of NCI’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, Community Network Centers Program (CNCP).
Carney conducts cancer control research with breast cancer patients, providers, cancer care delivery organizations, and community organizations within a five-county region in Eastern North Carolina to determine ways to reduce disparities in care.
“Carolina Community Network seeks to engage with North Carolina communities about cancer health disparities research and intervention,” said Godley. “Dr. Carney brings a unique set of skills in applied public health informatics and health information technology adoption and use which will benefit not only CCN but also its NCI-funded sister projects across the country.”
Carney said the award would provide intensive, community-engaged training in systems science methodologies and in research focused on elimination of cancer health disparities among African-American breast cancer patients.

Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: David Pesci, director of communications, (919) 962-2600 or dpesci@unc.edu.