Sacramento State and UC Davis Cancer
Center Partner on Health Disparities
In November 2005, California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) and the U.C. Davis Cancer Center (UCDCC) formed a milestone partnership to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities through Education, Research and Training.
The resulting Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed on November 9, 2005 by the leaders of both institutions, recognizes that each institution serves the diverse communities of the region in very specialized ways, and each enjoys a mandate of outreach to underrepresented and underserved populations.
A Sacramento State/UCDCC Partnership Executive Board, representing the MOU, was established with equal representation from Sacramento State and the UCDCC and meets on a monthly basis. The MOU commits the partners to broad categories of collaboration:
- Joint grant applications for research, training and outreach development programs in cancer prevention and control;
- Population-based studies on cancer prevention and control;
- Opportunities for graduate student and faculty research in a clinical environment to support both preparation for advance study and readiness to engage in research and outreach to heritage communities;
- Co-develop and establish scholarships for under-represented Sacramento State students in nursing, physical therapy, health science, therapeutic recreation, medical social work, speech pathology, pre-med or science areas;
- Co-develop training opportunities with federal agencies such as the NIH, NCI, NSF, etc.;
- Pursue complementary activities which bring together faculty; staff and students from each institution to advance awareness of each others’ programs and expertise, and to create new linkages; and
- Explore new avenues of program development and evaluation that can serve to assess efficacy and inform new research techniques.
- Partnership Board
- Partnership MOU (PDF)