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College of Nursing Grants Assist Breast Cancer Research in Minority Populations

Tarsha Jones, RN, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently received a $182,812 diversity supplement grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded through Columbia University, and a $5,000 grant from the DAISY Foundation. These grants will further her program of research on cancer prevention and control and the identification of minority women with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome to promote personalized cancer care. Her work also emphasizes improving the uptake of genetic counseling and testing among young breast cancer survivors, particularly those who are Black and Hispanic women, as they suffer disproportionately from breast cancer.