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SDSU Researcher Recognized for Commitment to Mentorship

A prestigious National Cancer Institute program named Elva Arredondo a mentorship honoree.
By SDSU News Team

San Diego State University public researcher Elva Arredondo was recently honored at the Celebrating 21 Years of the CURE Program Recognition Ceremony in Bethesda, Maryland, for mentoring future generations of health disparities researchers. Arredondo is a professor in SDSU's Graduate School of Public Health and co-director of the SDSU and University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health. She is supported in her work by the Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program, an initiative of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

The CURE program provides funding opportunities for training, education, and outreach to build and sustain a pipeline of underrepresented cancer and cancer health disparities researchers. At the recognition ceremony, Arredondo was recognized as a mentorship honoree for her long-standing commitment to mentoring and training new scholars.

Arredondo’s research focuses on how promoting physical activity and healthy eating can help reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic choices in the Hispanic/Latino community. She is one of the principal investigators for the SDSU-UCSD Cancer Center Comprehensive Partnership, which is funded by the NCI.