The Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis has a long history of community involvement. Community outreach is integral to the educational objectives of both the Department and MD Anderson as a whole.
Over the past two decades, the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis has worked to translate basic biomedical research and discoveries to a variety of target audiences. Historically, community outreach activities have included campus tours, community group speaking engagements about cancer prevention, and job shadowing for local high school students. Faculty members have also given age-appropriate presentations to local K-12 schools about cancer and other scientific topics. We also have educational programs for high school and college students.
We also involve the community with MD Anderson and Science Park through Friends of Science Park (FOSP). FOSP is an organization involving local citizens who contribute to public relations and financial assistance efforts at Science Park. Other opportunities for community involvement are available by request.
For community services in the Greater Houston area, please visit Community Services.