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The University of South Carolina’s Center for Colon Cancer Research (CCCR) has been awarded a $3.6 million five-year grant by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in South Carolina. CDC awarded a total of $22.8 million across 31 grantees, including 24 state health departments, six universities and one American Indian tribe to increase colorectal screening among underserved populations. The Principal Investigators on the S.C.-based project are CCCR Director Franklin Berger, who is also a professor of biological sciences, and Heather Brandt, associate professor of health promotion, education, and behavior in the Arnold School of Public Health.

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The words summer and vacation go together like peanut butter and jelly for a lot of college students. But in the famously hot months, the University of South Carolina offers meatier sandwiches on its academic menu. This summer, the university’s Center for Colon Cancer Research brought undergraduates from around the country into a new biomedical research experience, one that the organizers hope will help bring more minority students into a discipline where they are under-represented.


Dr. Frank Berger is the featured speaker for this month's EngenuitySC’s Science Café series! 

EngenuitySC’s popular Science Café series continues in September on the third Tuesday (instead of the second Tuesday) due to the Labor Day holiday. Our September 15th speaker, Dr. Frank Berger of USC's Center for Colon Cancer Research, will discuss “Colorectal Cancer: Assessing Progress And Opportunity”. Dr. Berger is decorated in awards in science and has had his work supported by more than $30 million in grants.

Join us September 15 at 6:00 pm and enjoy a free, engaging talk with a cold drink in a laid-back environment at Speakeasy in Five Points. All those 21+ are welcome.

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