President’s Cabinet Awards 

For more than 30 years, the President's Cabinet has provided a vehicle for UTMB and the community to work together to support these promising initiatives to improve health and well-being.


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Proposals must be received by 4:30 PM, Friday, May 10, 2024.

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Implementing a Community-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening and Preventive Program

Nathan Giles, MPH
Julian Quiceno, FNP
St. Vincent's Clinic

Research shows that colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the United States. Uninsured and low-income patients fare the worst and are chronically underserved. Insufficient financial resources and decentralized screening practices at St. Vincent’s Clinic have hindered the ability to establish guideline-based cancer screening programs within its paradigm of routine care.This President’s Cabinet Award provides the creation of a student-led and faculty-supported colorectal cancer screening program that will: disseminate information about colorectal cancer, signs and symptoms, make testing available for eligible patients, and provide financial assistance to help cover the cost of a colonoscopy, polypectomy and colorectal cancer treatment.

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