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Get involved with our community programs, which are jointly administered between the UNC Lineberger Office of Community Outreach & Engagement, the Cancer Research Training & Education Coordination (CRTEC) and the UNC Lineberger Cancer Network (UNCLCN).

Community Programs

  • The return of our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chapel Hill and Durham resumed. You may recall that we hosted several educational events for children at the Chapel Hill and Durham Clubs in 2019 before COVID-19 paused our program. We are looking for speakers who love working with children to deliver fun, interactive presentations.Details for potential speakers:

    · Speakers are asked to commit to one presentation in-person, but we welcome those interested in committing to more than one presentation

    · Audience members will include 10-20 children and range in age from 3rd-5th grade or 6th-8th grade

    · You choose the month, and time (3:30 PM or 4:30 PM)

    If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the interest form. A CRTEC team member will follow up with you to provide additional details. We look forward to growing our relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs. Together, we can not only empower children to learn more about their health, but also excite them about the many wonders of science.

  • Patients and Community Engagement to Educate Researchers (PEER) is a patient-centered partnership between patients, community members and researchers to include the human element into UNC Lineberger cancer research. PEER provides opportunities for researchers to engage with patient and community advocates through PEER engagements focused on communication, PEER Workshops focused on writing lay abstracts and PEER lectures to learn about advocate engagement and communication science to the public. The goal is to improve the lives of all cancer patients in our community.
  • Partners Research Educational Program (U54)
  • Exploring Cancer: Examining the Role of Biology, Race, Class, and Socioeconomics: Formerly known as The Biology of Cancer, Exploring Cancer is a seminar series taught by cancer biologists, physicians, public health experts and other cancer specialists from UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, and NC A&T.
  • UNC Lineberger-Sylvia Lauterborn and Warren Trent Piver Oncology Nursing Fellowship: The fellowship program was designed to stimulate and foster professional development in oncology nursing among rising seniors at the UNC School of Nursing. The six-week program, led by UNC Lineberger’s Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, for the past four years with her clinical partner Susan Mason, MSN, RN, OCN, clinical nurse education specialist, includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences. The fellows work closely with oncology nurses to better understand the nurses’ role with symptom management, clinical trials and best practices in providing supportive care services.

Please contact for any questions regarding these listings or educational opportunities.

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