||3P50CA244289-04S1 Interpret this number
||Oregon Health & Science University
||Bridge-C2 Equity Fellowship for Cancer Prevention for Gender-Expansive Patients
The objective of this supplement is to provide mentored research training to Rong Shen “Derek” Chen, a post-
master's degree trainee. The proposed research project directly contributes to the aims of the BRIDGE-C2
Center and will enhance Mr. Chen's research potential. With this supplement, the BRIDGE-C2 Center has two
main aims: Aim 1: Examine the experience and patterns of care for cervical cancer screening and results, and
tobacco use status and cessation services among gender-expansive patients compared to cisgender patients
seen in OHSU primary care clinics. Aim 2: Provide mentored research training and career development to Mr.
Chen, a post-master's degree trainee, by implementing didactic coursework, experiential activities,
opportunities to attend and present at conferences, mentorship for research and professional skills, and clinical
shadowing. Mr. Chen will gain research and career skills through active participation on the “Cancer
Prevention for Gender-Expansive Patients” pilot, one of several active projects within the BRIDGE-C2 Center.
The proposed research project work is a pre-implementation study that will fill gaps in our knowledge around
cancer screening and risk reduction services among gender-expansive patients (individuals who identify as
transgender and those whose gender is broadened from society's notion of gender) compared to cisgender
patients. The proposed career development plan is tailored to Mr. Chen and his specific goals, and follows the
research and career skills that are outlined in the NIH Office of Intramural Research Guide to Training and
Mentoring: scientific investigation, communication, personal interactions, career planning, and scientific
responsibility. This supplement is directly relevant to Aims 1, 2 and 3 of the parent award. The mentorship and
training of Mr. Chen will “build capacity and training opportunities” (Aim 2). The knowledge gained through the
research project will “enhance primary care's ability to equitably deliver evidence-based cancer screening and
prevention interventions to all people, emphasizing closing care gaps for vulnerable populations” (Aim 1) and
“identifying strategies to improve implementation of cancer screening and prevention evidence-based
interventions in primary care” (Aim 3).
None. See parent grant details.