Annual GMaP Meeting


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1st Annual GMap Region 6 Meeting

May 11-13, 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah

Date Time Location Event
Thursday, May 11 6 - 8 p.m.

Officers Club, South Room

Welcome Reception & Dinner

Friday, May 12 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Marriott Library at the University of Utah

Utah Cancer Action Network 2017 Conference
(Submit a Presentational Proposal)
Saturday, May 13 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

HCI George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Auditorium

6th Floor, Huntsman Cancer Institute

GMaP Region 6 Meeting

Please join us for the 1st Annual GMaP Region 6 Meeting!

This meetings purpose and goal is to bring cancer and cancer disparities researchers, trainees and community partners together to discuss research, provide mentorship, and promote collaboration.

Registration is free! Register here today!!

Hotel Information

University of Utah Guest House

Individuals will need to contact the University of Utah Guest House reservations team at 1-888-416-4075 before Tuesday, April 11th to make their reservations. Please provide reservations with the group name GMaP Conference to reserve a room under this block.

King Deluxe - $115/night

Single King - $105/night

Tentative Agenda

Thursday, May 11th: GMaP Region 6 Welcome Dinner

Time Event
6-8 p.m. Welcome Dinner and Town Hall Discussion – Rafael E. Luna, PhD, Executive Director and Principal Investigator of the National Research Mentoring Network


Friday, May 12th: UCAN Conference

Time Event
8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Saturday, May 13
th: GMaP 1st Annual Meeting

Time Event
7:30-8:15 a.m. Breakfast and Poster Viewing
8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks and Welcome – John W. Sweetenham MD, FACP, FRCP, Senior Director for Clinical Affairs, Executive Medical Director, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
8:30-9:30 a.m. Telehealth: Bridging the Gaps in Healthcare Delivery – Deb LaMarche, Associate Director, Utah Education & Telehealth Network, Patricia A. Carroll, RN, MSN, Telehealth Development Manager, Utah Education & Telehealth Network & Marta Peterson, MD, Medical Director, Utah Education & Telehealth Network
9:30-10 a.m. Break
10-11 a.m. Cancer Health Disparities Health Policy – Judi Hilman, Founder and Principal of Policy Catalyst, LLC.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Colorectal Cancer Hereditary – N. Jewel Samadder MD, MSA, Clinical Director, High Risk Cancer Research Clinics and Studies, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
12-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Learn: Mentorship Pearls of a Mentor and Mentee – Kola Okuyemi MD, MPH, Professor and Department Chair, The George D. Gross, M.D. & Esther M. Gross M.D. Presidential Endowed Chair in Family & Preventive Medicine, University of Utah
1:30-2 p.m. GMaP 2016 Pilot Fund Awardee Research Presentation – Deanna Kepka PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Investigator, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
2-3 p.m.

GMaP Pilot Fund Awardee’s Work in Progress Presentation & Discussions

  • Ranjana Mitra PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Roseman University of Health Sciences
  • Lauren Draper MD, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Fellow, University of Utah
  • Ana C. Sanchez-Birkhead PhD, WHNP-BC, APRN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah
  • Fedora Sutton PhD, Chief Research Scientist, Science Visions Inc.
  • Julie Smith-Gagen MPH, PhD, Vice-Chair, Minority Affairs Committee, American College of Epidemiology,
    Associate Professor, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno
3 pm Closing Remarks and Farewell – Ana Maria Lopez MD, MPH, FACP, Associate Vice President of Health Equity and Inclusion, University of Utah Health, Director, Cancer Health Equity, Huntsman Cancer Institute, GMaP Region 6 Project Director