The Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities (GMaP) is a national program designed to facilitate collaboration, resource-sharing, and capacity-building among cancer health equity researchers, trainees, outreach workers and organizations. The key goal of GMaP is to advance cancer health equity research and training.
Region 1-South is comprised of South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. The mission of Region 1-South is to enhance the research and professional development, community engagement, mentorship, and education of cancer health equity researchers. The Hollings Cancer Center, along with UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, coordinates these efforts in Region 1-South.
The Hollings Cancer Center and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill serve as the coordinating sites for GMaP Region 1-South, which includes North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
GMaP Region 1-South facilitates the communication and dissemination of cancer health disparities research collaborations, education and training opportunities, and community outreach among its members.
GMaP is committed to providing information on specialized training and career opportunities for cancer health equity researchers in Region 1-South. As part of Region 1-South, researchers are given access to a range of programs, events and educational courses.