Hirschey, with mentors Leeman and Bryant, awarded grant from National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities

Dr. Rachel Hirschey (PhD, RN) has been awarded $159,175 as a K23 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities for her project Physical activity intervention co-created and pilot tested with African American Colorectal Cancer Survivors. She will complete training in cancer disparities and conduct a feasibility trial that aims to increase physical activity and improve outcomes among African American patients receiving treatment for colorectal cancer. Mentors to this project include UNC faculty Dr. Jennifer Leeman and Dr. Ashley Leak Bryant.

Principal Investigator
Rachel Hirschey | UNC School of Nursing

Mentor
Stephanie Wheeler | UNC School of Public Health. Health Policy & Management

Co-Mentors
Jennifer Leeman | UNC School of Nursing
Carmina Valle  |  UNC School of Public Health, Nutrition

Scientific Advisors
Hanna Sanoff | UNC School of Medicine
Ashley Bryant | UNC School of Nursing
Claudio Battaglini |  UNC, Exercise and Sports Science

Biostatistician
Baiming Zou  |  UNC School of Nursing, Biostatistics

Congratulations, Dr. Hirschey!

NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), Award Number 1K23MD015719-01, Hirschey (PI) 5/3/21-1/31/26, Funding: $159,175, “Physical activity intervention co-created and pilot tested with African American Colorectal Cancer Survivors