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Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

March 5, 2024
The Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center (MCCC) at UCSD Health is embarking on a new trajectory to leverage its significant research and clinical strength located within an environment that values innovation and collaboration. We intend to re-envision how we prevent, detect, and treat cancer to improve the lives of cancer patients and the communities we serve. With a robust commitment from UCSD executive leadership, attractive resources across the MCCC/UCSD, an exciting San Diego biotech environment, and a new Cancer Center Director leading a dynamic senior leadership team, we seek a visionary Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement to fill a key leadership role as we launch the next era of impact by the Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Role of the Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement (AD-COE)

The role for the Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) is to:

1)    Provide leadership, direction and oversight to enhance existing services and develop novel programs to reduce the cancer burden in the catchment area (CA) and increase engagement of the MCCC with the communities it serves

2)    Develop and promote an enhanced vision for community outreach and engagement in alignment with CA cancer burden, community needs, and NCI expectations for the COE component of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG)

3)    Further buttress the extant research on cancer disparities conducted by MCCC members and extend its reach into the communities served by the MCCC

4)    Undertake and evaluate activities to increase participation of underrepresented minorities in all cancer clinical trials, with a focus on interventional trials

5)    Promote increased access to cancer education, preventive, and screening information and services, and cancer care for all MCCC catchment residents

6)    Implement and evaluate the impact of interventions to improve catchment area residents’ health status by reducing cancer disparities in cancer risk factors, incidence, mortality and late-stage cancer diagnosis unique to the population served by MCCC

7)    Collaborate with community partners, local and state legislators and insurers to advocate for more comprehensive and effective policies to address the cancer-related health care needs of the catchment area.

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