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Cheryl L. Knott | UMGCCC

knott-cheryl-umgcccCheryl L. Knott, Ph.D. is the new associate director of community outreach and engagement at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC).

Knott has more than 20 years’ experience in community-based cancer control research, with a strong focus on eliminating cancer disparities. In addition, she serves as co-director of UMGCCC’s Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program, a position she has held for five years.

In her new role, Knott will steer the cancer center’s efforts to work with communities throughout Maryland on cancer education and screening initiatives to help prevent cancer or detect it at an early stage when it is most treatable. In addition, she aims to strengthen community outreach within the cancer center’s research programs. UMGCCC is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States.

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