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Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program (CORE)

The Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program (CORE) conducts innovative research and educational programs to improve the experience and outcomes of patients and caregivers across the continuum of cancer care.
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Overview

The Cancer Outcomes Research and Program (CORE) is a unique, collaborative research team with members from oncology, nursing, palliative care, psychiatry, and psychology. CORE's breadth of experience as investigators and clinicians enables the team to integrate multiple perspectives into a transdisciplinary research platform.

Mission Statement

We conduct innovative research and educational programs to improve the experience and outcomes of patients and caregivers across the continuum of cancer care.

Our objectives are to:

  1. Increase health behaviors that reduce cancer risk and incidence.
  2. Improve care delivery, symptoms, and quality of life for patients and caregivers throughout their illness.
  3. Enhance the physical and psychosocial experience of cancer survivors.

By advancing the science of cancer care, we will ensure that all individuals affected by cancer receive the highest quality, state-of-the-art care that is personalized to their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs.

Program Areas

  • Cancer Prevention and Screening
  • Behavioral Health and Self Care
  • Symptom Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Survivorship
  • Health Disparities and Inequities
  • Training and education

Our Areas of Research

  • Behavioral Health and Self-care
  • Caregivers
  • Communication and Decision Making
  • Geriatrics
  • Health Disparities and Inequities
  • Palliative Care
  • Quality Improvement
  • Survivorship
  • Symptom Management
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Education & Training

Annual Workshop on Methods in Supportive Oncology Research

Please stay tuned for details on our 2021 workshop. CORE faculty will host junior investigators from around the world for a week-long intensive workshop in supportive oncology research. This annual workshop provides an overview of fundamental methods in supportive oncology research, such as study designs, qualitative and survey methods, and approaches to data analysis.


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News & Announcements

Dr. Temel was elected to the Association of American Physicians

Jennifer Temel, MD, Co-Director of CORE, was elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP). The AAP is composed of members who are leading senior physician scientists and are competitively selected. The goals of its members include the pursuit of medical knowledge, and the advancement through experimentation and discovery of basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine. Congratulations, Jennifer!

Dr. Perez awarded the Eleanor and Miles Shore Family Award from Harvard Medical School

Giselle K. Perez, PhD, senior scientist in the Health Policy Research Center at the Mongan Institute and director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Research within the Mass General Cancer Center Survivorship Program, has received the Eleanor and Miles Shore Family Award from Harvard Medical School. The award helps junior faculty, at the point in their careers when they must teach, conduct research, compete for grants, publish or practice at the same time they may be assuming increased family or other responsibilities.

Amy Corveleyn, MSW, LICSW Selected to Serve on the Oncology Social Work CORE Advisory Committee for Nationwide Initiative at the University of Michigan School of Social Work

Amy Corveleyn, MSW, LICSW, has been selected to serve on the Oncology Social Work CORE (Competencies, Opportunities, Roles and Expectations) advisory committee for a nationwide initiative at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, in collaboration with the Association of Oncology Social Work. The committee will conduct a survey of oncology social workers to better define the profession. Findings from the survey will be used to distinguish the role of oncology social work in cancer care, develop education and training initiatives, and advocate for data-driven staffing standards for social work and psychosocial care service delivery.

Dr. Temel received the American Cancer Society Research Professorship

Co-Director of CORE, Jennifer Temel, MD, was one of four cancer investigators to receive the American Cancer Society Research Professorship, the most prestigious research grant made by the American Cancer Society Extramural Grants program. Researchers are selected for the professorship based on their history of pioneering, influential work that’s continuing to change the direction of cancer research and on their track record of mentoring people who have become successful in cancer research. This professorship is a lifelong designation, and the grant provides 5 years of funding and may be renewed once. This is also the second time in the history of the American Cancer Society that this award has ever been given to a supportive care researcher. We are so proud of all your work, Jennifer. Congratulations!

Dr. Amonoo awarded the 2020 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award

Hermioni Amonoo, MD, MPP, was awarded the Harold Amos Diversity Award from Harvard Medical School during a virtual ceremony on June 9, 2020. The Harold Amos Diversity Award has been established to recognize Harvard Medical School/ Harvard School of Dental Medicine faculty who have made significant achievements in moving Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine toward being a diverse and inclusive community. Awardees have demonstrated a significant commitment to enhancing diversity above and beyond the routine role and responsibilities.

Dr. Greer presented with The Ruth McCorkle Research Mentorship Award

Co-Director of CORE, Joe Greer, PhD, FAPOS, was awarded The Ruth McCorkle Research Mentorship Award by the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) during their 17th Annual Meeting that was conducted virtually March 11-13, 2020. The Ruth McCorkle Research Mentorship Award honors an APOS or community member who has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to making a significant positive impact on their mentees’ education and career, nurturing intellectual growth, career development, professional guidance, and positive role-modeling in the field of psychosocial oncology. Congratulations, Joe!

Dr. Jacobs received The American Psychosocial Oncology Society’s New Investigator Award

Jamie Jacobs, PhD, was awarded the New Investigator Award by the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) during their 17th Annual Meeting that was conducted virtually March 11-13, 2020. The New Investigator Award is presented for outstanding research contributions in psychosocial oncology. Congratulations, Jamie!

 

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