On July 24, 17 CCPA juniors and seniors will travel to Ormylia, Greece, where they will take part in a workshop at the Center for Disease Prevention and Medical Research Panagia Philanthropini.
Working with visiting senior lecturer Tony Kroll and senior lecturer Kathy LaTour, the students will finish internship hours begun in London, where they interned with international nongovernmental organizations. Working with Kroll, whose research expertise is in barriers to treatment, the students will be gathering data through interviews to understand cultural barriers in breast cancer screening and creating messages that they hope will ultimately be used in the home countries of the doctors and advocates in attendance – who come from Bosnia, Eritrea, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Syria and Turkey.
The students and faculty were able to attend the workshop because of funds granted by Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Meadows Foundation Edge of Excellence Funds.
Both LaTour, who is a 20-year breast cancer survivor, and Kroll, who has specialized in barriers to treatment in his research and with the Centers for Disease Control, will be part of the faculty for the program, which also includes Elizabeth DePeri, MD, the director of Breast Imaging at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.