Led by globally recognizedLourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH, the mission of the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) is to reduce the cancer burden in our catchment area of Los Angeles County through research, education, and outreach. COE accomplishes this mission via the following aims:
Our priorities focus on major cancer burdens and disparities in our catchment area (such as: breast, prostate, lung, colorectal, liver, acute lymphoblastic leukemia), and behavioral factors that alter risk for cancer (e.g. HPV vaccination, cervical cancer screening, diet, physical activity, tobacco, environmental pollutants). With significant input from our Community Advisory Board, COE serves as a bridge between our community and USC Norris scientists and drives catchment area-relevant research across the continuum from cancer prevention to development of novel diagnostics and therapies to cancer survivorship. COE also informs transdisciplinary and transformative scientific initiatives guided by the USC Norris Strategic Plan.
To learn more about the Community Outreach and Engagement Advisory Boards, click HERE.
For access to the community tools available from the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, click HERE.
To learn more about the patient centered services available via the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, click HERE.
To learn more about the community outreach and education efforts at COE, click HERE.