May 2018

Health experts from around the state attended the Conference for Change: Colorectal and Lung Cancer Screening Innovation, hosted by ScreenNJ, the New Jersey Primary Care Association and Rutgers Cancer institute of New Jersey. The aim of the event was to learn more on how to improve screening rates and make recommendations to ScreenNJ, a statewide cancer screening education and awareness program.

Read more about the conference and read the conference report on expanded practice and policy recommendations.

Photo Descriptions:

  • Left – Health experts from around the state attended the Conference for Change: Colorectal and Lung Cancer Screening Innovation. From left: panel moderator Mary O’Dowd, executive director of Health Systems and Population Health Integration for Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; Dr. Antoinette Stroup, director of the New Jersey State Cancer Registry; Dr. Jennifer Tsui, Rutgers Cancer Institute population scientist; and Dr. Michael Steinberg, director of the Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program.
  • Middle – Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Executive Director of Statewide Affairs Dr. Susan Goodin shared remarks about the need to improve screening rates for colorectal and lung cancers.
  • Right – (From left:) Dr. Flordeliz Panem, chief medical officer of North Hudson Community Action Corporation; Dr. Rina Ramirez Alexander, chief medical officer of Zufall Health Center; and Dr. Andy Berman, division director for the combined Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine/Allergy of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, spoke at the conference.