Inspired by this year’s National Minority Health Month theme, Partnering for Health Equity, CRCHD is celebrating its Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE) trainees in a series of blog posts.

Roslyn Curry, a student at the University of Arizona (UA), was featured on a local radio program, Thesis Thursday, where she discussed her participation in the U54 PACHE Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) as a research trainee in Dr. William Montfort’s Lab at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. She majored in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry at UA.

“Being a member of the Navajo Nation, I plan to have a career in which I can contribute to the health of my people, as well as the health of the environment within my homeland, Dinétah, on the Navajo Reservation, ” said Curry. Her full radio interview can be heard on the KXCI website.

The NACP Partnership is funded through the CRCHD PACHE program, with one of its goals being to train Native American students for careers in cancer-related research and health care.

This article was originally published on April 24, 2018, by the National Cancer Institute. It is republished with permission.