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Cancer Education and Management in Underrepresented & Diverse Communities (CEMUDC) CERT - Information Session - Education at Illinois, Online Programs

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The College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , in partnership with the Cancer Center at Illinois, has launched a new Campus Graduate Certificate (CERT) program in Cancer Education and Management in Underrepresented & Diverse Communities (CEMUDC)Online Programs is excited to host a free informational session on the CEMUDC CERT with program faculty and staff. 

Cancer Education and Management in Underrepresented & Diverse Communities
Information Session

 Program Faculty and Staff
Date & Time: Thursday, June 22, from 1 – 2 p.m. CT

Location: Online via Zoom
Registration is required. Register Now! 

“Disparity in cancer research, treatment, and rates, particularly in underrepresented communities, is a challenging reality that demands timely actions. We are addressing this need by offering this innovative program through a collaborative partnership between the Cancer Center at Illinois and the College of Education.”
—Margaret Browne Huntt, Assistant Director for Program Development, Cancer Center at Illinois


During this session, you will learn about the online Cancer Education and Management in Underrepresented & Diverse Communities (CEMUDC) Campus Graduate Certificate:

  • Eligibility.
  • Program structure.
  • Admissions. 
  • Career paths.   



  • Aims to be interdisciplinary to holistically train individuals and support their understanding of the need for multi-faceted approaches required to be effective and sustainable. The program is comprehensive in increasing awareness, assessing the needs of stakeholders, designing solutions, and evaluating outcomes. 
  • Draws upon cutting-edge cancer research and innovative educational approaches to promote the systematic inclusion of research findings and evidence-based practices into the routine practice of cancer management in URC.
  • Covers foundational knowledge and competencies in diversity and health disparities; human interactions, relations, and communications; cancer biology and diseases; and the implementation and evaluation of cancer management innovations. 
  • Will train individuals to identify factors prominent in URC that impact the application of cancer management innovations across multiple levels, including patient, provider, clinic, facility, organization, and often the broader community and policy environment. The program is geared toward producing capable individuals who can effectively address disparities in cancer among URCs.


Upon completion of this program, you 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.
  • Coordinate the implementation of ICMI for translational impact.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of ICMI for continuous improvement in evidence-based practices.

Individuals completing this Campus Graduate Certificate (CERT) program can apply the course credits earned towards a master’s or doctorate program in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership, upon admission to those programs.

Current students can add this certificate to their program of study while they earn their degree at the University of Illinois!

For more information, visit the CEMUDC CERT program page.

For information about all Campus Graduate Certificate Programs, visit our CERT page.

Register for this session now. Please download the free Zoom software and set up an account to participate.

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