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College of Education's new certificate program aims to bring cancer care to underrepresented communities.

The Cancer Education and Management in Underrepresented & Diverse Communities (CEMUDC) Campus Graduate Certificate program will begin in Fall 2023.
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The College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the Cancer Center at Illinois are collaborating to offer a graduate-level, online Campus Graduate Certificate (CERT) program.

The Cancer Education and Management in Underrepresented & Diverse Communities CERT program will be offered starting in Fall 2023.

The new CERT program will train people who aspire to be cancer researchers, healthcare providers, and community stakeholders in developing and implementing cancer management solutions and interventions for underrepresented communities.

It will also prepare participants to design and conduct studies to measure the change in respond to cancer management interventions in underrepresented communities.

Upon completing the CEMUDC CERT, recipients will be able to: 

  • Engage with underrepresented communities (URC) to promote innovative cancer management interventions (ICMI). 
  • Assess the needs of URC for ICMI. 
  • Design solutions to implement ICMI into URC with sustainable efficacies. 
  • Manage the implementation of ICMI for translational impact. 
  • Evaluate the outcomes of ICMI for continuous improvement in evidence-based practices. 

Check out the news article about the program, published by the College of Education, for an interview with Wenhao David Huang, professor and associate professor of the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL), and Margaret Browne Huntt, assistant director for the strategic research initiatives and chief diversity officer for the Cancer Center at Illinois, about importance and potential impact of the program.

Want more information? Be sure to register for a virtual information session on the CEMUDC CERT: Tuesday, May 9, from 5—6 pm CT. (Registration is required.)

During the info session, program faculty and staff will cover program eligibility, structure, admissions, and career paths.

Learn more about the Cancer Education and Management in Underrepresented & Diverse Communities CERT Program or the College of Education’ other CERT programs.

 Learn more about Illinois Online’s graduate certificate programs.