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Continuing Umbrella Research Experience (CURE)

Grant Number: P30CA42014, CCSG
Project Title: (P30) CURE Supplement
Principal Investigator: Mary Beckerle, PhD
Project Coordinator: Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW
Funding: $57,226
Project Period: 07/01/03 to 04/30/2009
Project: This CURE supplement seeks to alleviate problems of underrepresentation of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in the sciences. The program pursues the following goals:

  • Increase the number of scientists and physicians from underrepresented populations
  • Increase participation of AI/AN in science programs

Completed Projects:
Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research Program

Grant Number: 2 P01 CA073992 10S1
Project Title: Molecular and Clinical Approaches to Colon Cancer Precursors
Principal Investigator: Randall W. Burt, MD
Graduate Research Assistant: Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW
Funding: $61,801
Period: 08/10/1998 to 08/31/2008

Project: Because of serious health care disparities among minority groups, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recognized the need to expand research opportunities for minority scientists. This project provided training and education to Nassi by exposing her to professionals in the fields of human genetics, biostatistics, cancer registry, gastroenterology, pathology, population science and behavior while working on Project 1 "Predisposing and Modifying Genes for Colon Polyps and Cancer", and Core Component C, "Familial Colon Cancer Clinic and Registry."

Special Populations Outreach Native American (SPONA)

Grant Number: 1 D1A RH 00075-01, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP)
Project Title: ORHP Special Projects
Principal Investigator: Randall W. Burt, MD
Senior Project Manager: Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW
Funding: $483,750
Project Period: 06/01/2002 to 11/30/2004
Project: SPONA was a collaborative effort of Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Utah Cancer Registry, and the Indian Walk-In Center. Its purpose was to establish relationships with and focus cancer education on the Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River Sioux, Southern Utah Navajo, Hopi, Blackfeet, Goshute, Skull Valley Goshute, Paiute, Northern Ute, Northwest Band of the Shoshone, Wind River (Eastern Shoshone, Northern Arapahoe), Shoshone Bannock, Inupiat, and Ramah Chapter reservations and tribes. This unique program provided education and services during more than 356,264 encounters in twelve states.

Continuing Umbrella Research Experience (CURE)

Grant Number: P30CA42014, CCSG
Project Title: (P30) CURE Supplement
Principal Investigator: Stephen Prescott, MD, PhD
Special Contributor: Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW
Funding: $89,127
Project Period: 07/01/03 to 06/30/2004
Project: The purpose of this CURE supplement was to alleviate problems of underrepresentation of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations in the sciences. The program pursued the following goals:

  • Increase the numbers of scientists and physicians from underrepresented populations
  • Increase the participation of AI/AN in science programs. This program was specifically targeted toward AI/AN students.

KOMEN

Grant Number: Susan G. Komen, Salt Lake City Affiliate
Project Title: Native American Breast Health Project
Principal Investigator: Anita Kinney, PhD, RN
Co-Principal Investigator: Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW
Funding: $24,775
Project Period: 10/01/03 to 03/31/05
Project: The Native American Breast Health Project (Year 1) supported breast health programs for American Indian/Alaska Native women between the ages of 18 and 66 who reside in Utah.

KOMEN

Grant Number: Susan G. Komen, Salt Lake City Affiliate
Project Title: Native American Breast Health Project Year II
Principal Investigator: Anita Kinney, PhD, RN
Co Principal Investigator: Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW
Funding: $25,000
Project Period: 10/01/04 to 09/31/05
Project: This project was a continuation of Year 1 but included coordination of mammography screening with two tribes.
Research Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities

Grant Number: 2 P01 CA073992
Project Title: Molecular and Clinical Approaches to Colon Cancer Precursors
Principal Investigator: Randall W. Burt, MD
Graduate Research Assistant: Phyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW
Funding: $89,127
Period: 08/10/1998 to 08/31/2008
Project: Because of serious health care disparity among minority groups, NIH has recognized the need to expand research opportunities for minority scientists to help eliminate disparities. This project provided training and education to Nassi by exposing her to professionals in the fields of human genetics, biostatistics, cancer registry, gastroenterology, pathology, population science and behavior while working on Project 1 "Predisposing and Modifying Genes for Colon Polyps and Cancer", and Core Component C, "Familial Colon Cancer Clinic and Registry."