Image of faculty members in the Nexus Workshop.

Over 45 faculty members participated in the first workshop sponsored by the Cancer Center and the Social and Behavioral Science Research Initiative (SBSRI) on April 25. The workshop was designed to bring together social scientists and cancer researchers across all disciplines to provide an interactive forum to facilitate synergistic collaborations and explore the resources and services that would spearhead innovative cancer research endeavors. Brent Roberts (SBSRI Chair) and Margaret Browne Huntt (Cancer Center at Illinois Associate Director) gave the opening/welcoming remarks and introduction. The workshop facilitators – Barbara Fiese (Family Resiliency Center Director) and Hillary Klonoff-Cohen  – provided the workshop overview and which led into a series of lightning talks by Anna Arthur (Assistant Professor of Nutrition), Erik Nelson (Assistant Professor Molecular and Integrative Physiology), and Florin Dolcos (Associate Professor of Psychology). Individuals then broke up in to groups where they discussed topics of interest. Rohit Bhargava closed out the workshop discussing the next steps alongside the SBSRI Chair.


– Written by Margret Browne Huntt