Angel Arizpe, MPH, a third year PhD student in the epidemiology program, has been awarded $10,000 from the Healthy Americas Research Consortium (HARC) Todos Juntos Grants to support his research on cancer-related health disparities faced by Hispanic communities in the United States. Arizpe will also have access to data sets from the NIH’s All of Us Researcher Workbench and will receive ongoing training and technical assistance to make use of one of the largest and most diverse biomedical data resources of its kind.

The grant is designated for research that addresses chronic illness in Hispanic communities. As part of a research team that includes his mentors Albert Farias, PhD, MPH, and Sue Kim, PhD, MPH, faculty members from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, he will investigate possible links between substance use behavior and elevated levels of cardiovascular, metabolic and immune system biomarkers among cancer survivors.

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