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Grand Rounds – Cleo Samuel, PhD “Just Grin and Bear It!”

April 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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Wednesdays at 8am, Patient Family Resource Center Conference Room (Ground Floor, North Carolina Cancer Hospital)

Hosted by the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) and the UNC Palliative Care Program.


Presenter: Cleo Samuel, PhD

Title: “Just Grin and Bear It!” – Palliative and Supportive Care Equity (PaSCE) in Cancer Care

Bio: Cleo A. Samuel is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management and health services researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Samuel has extensive expertise in cancer care inequities, palliative and supportive care, and health informatics. She is particularly interested in disentangling the multilevel sources (i.e., patient-, provider-, and health care system-level) of disparities in palliative and supportive cancer care using mixed methods (i.e., quantitative and qualitative data analysis) and addressing such inequities through system-level approaches that leverage health informatics tools.

Dr. Samuel is currently Principal Investigator of Symptom and Healthcare Access Reporting and Evaluation (SHARE) for Supportive Care Equity, a 5-year National Cancer Institute funded K01 study focused on understanding and addressing inequities in symptom management among cancer patients. As part of the SHARE study, Dr. Samuel and her team are analyzing data from the UNC Health Registry/Cancer Survivorship Cohort to inform the development of a novel electronic patient-reported outcome tool designed to routinely monitor symptoms and symptom-relevant health care access challenges during cancer treatment. Dr. Samuel earned a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University in 2014 and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Miami in 2007.

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The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Statement

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists.  Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements.  (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions.  UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)

Disclosure statement

This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD).  The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.


April 17, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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