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Faculty Member Receives Grant to Teach International Course on Cancer Health Disparity

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Release Date: Dec 05, 2017

Dr. Manoj Mishra will teach a course focused on cancer health disparities.

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Dr. Manoj Mishra, associate professor of biology and director of the Cancer Biology Research and Training (CBRT), has recently received a grant to host a course on Cancer Health Disparity at the Global Initiatives of Academic Network Program (GIAN) in India on Dec. 18-22, 2017.

The grant was awarded by GIAN, an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. GIAN provides a platform where national and international participants get an opportunity to seek knowledge and experience through intensive study of subjects by engaging and inviting a reputed international faculty.

“I am proud to be selected to serve as an expert in cancer health disparity,” Mishra said.  “Our Cancer Biology Research and Training is getting recognized and going global. This is a part of our international collaborative effort between CBRT, ASU and Department of Biotechnology, GGU, India.”

The primary purpose of the course is to promote the understanding of the etiology of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic cancer disparities and to develop improved approaches to reducing and eventually eliminating those disparities. This course will provide basic knowledge of attaining excellence in research focused on the basis of cancer health disparities and on reducing the cancer burden.

Dr. Renu Bhatt, Head, Department of Biotechnology at Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (C.G), India said Mishra will serve as a foreign faculty expert and will deliver lectures and seminars on topics related to the course.

“We believe that this course shall give an excellent opportunity to participants from academic institutes and industry to learn about this unique subject,” Bhatt said. “Mishra’s visit also provides an opportunity to initiate future teachings and research collaborations between ASU and Guru Ghasidas University.”

For more information, contact Dr. Manoj Mishra 334-229-5085.

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