G/BMaP Biospecimen Mapping in Region 6
A supplement to the SFSU-UCSD and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center U54grants was awarded in September 2010. The overall goal of the G/BMaP supplement is to conduct an inventory, and needs assessment of resources to develop a regional hub for research on human biospecimens from underrepresented minority populations in region 6 (Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Islands).
HEI team member, Dr. Márquez-Magaña, is a member of the 12-person Core Coordinating Committee. A Readiness Assessment Tool (RAT) was submitted on April 30, 2010, documenting SF State's capacity and needs for engagement in biospecimen research. On February 15, 2011 information regarding SF State's capacity for training and community-engagement in biospecimen research was submitted. Taken together, these efforts led to funding of a small grant in 2013 to conduct both training of community health workers in biospecimen science, and mixed-methods research on their attitudes regarding biospecimen donation. Click on the links below to learn more.
Funder: NIH NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities/U54
SF State Lead Faculty: Leticia Márquez-Magaña