HPV Vaccine Uptake in Cancer Centers


In September 2014, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded supplements to 18 NCI-designated cancer centers to support collaborations with existing state and local coalitions and HPV immunization programs. The short-term goals for this one-year supplement are to conduct an environmental scan and develop/enhance linkages with existing coalitions and programs to increase HPV vaccination uptake in pediatric care settings. The long-term goals are to utilize enhanced collaborations to develop or expand intervention research to increase HPV vaccination uptake in response to the President's Cancer Panel's report, Accelerating HPV Vaccination Uptake: Urgency for Action to Prevent Cancer.

These supplements are part of a larger effort that NCI and CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control are undertaking to systematically bring together NCI cancer centers, CDC programs, and state/local health departments and their immunization programs. This supplement program will enhance research to test strategies for improving HPV vaccine uptake and will increase capacity of the cancer centers to conduct research within the context of primary care.

Funded Centers

InstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)Cancer Control Coordinator(s)
University of Alabama at BirminghamEdward PartridgeAlison McGuire
University of Southern CaliforniaStephen GruberSamantha Garcia, Marisela Robles
Yale UniversityThomas LynchPamela Julian
Moffitt Cancer CenterThomas SellersKelly Nam
University of Hawaii Michele CarboneHali Robinett
University of KentuckyMark EversAmy Christian
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillNorman SharplessSara Smith
Rosewell Park Cancer InstituteDonald TrumpChristy Widman
Albert Einstein College of MedicineDavid Goldman, Laurie BaumanDana Watnick
Case Western Reserve UniversityStanton GersonDarla Fickle, Toyin Sokari
Ohio State UniversityMichael CaligiuriElizabeth Antognoli
Medical University of South CarolinaAndrew KraftKathleen Cartmell
Vanderbilt UniversityJennifer PietenpolTodd Lawrence
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterRonald DePinhoRosalind Bello
Baylor College of MedicineKent OsborneCasey Martinez
University of UtahMary BeckerleEcho Warner
University of VirginiaThomas LoughranMelissa Grossman
University of Wisconsin - MadisonHoward BaileySarah Mroz