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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Jennifer Allen to co chair national committee on HPV research

Jennifer Allen, assistant professor of community health nursing has been appointed co chair of a national committee on the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for the Center for Disease Control’s Cancer Prevention & Control Research Network.

Jennifer Allen, assistant professor of community health nursing has been appointed co chair of a national committee on the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for the Center for Disease Control’s Cancer Prevention & Control Research Network (CPCRN). The CPCRN provides an infrastructure for applying relevant research to local cancer prevention and control needs.  It is a subgroup of the CDC’s Prevention Research Centers (PRCs), which are the CDC’s flagship program for preventing and controlling chronic diseases. By drawing on the established PRC guidelines and strong community ties, the CPCRN conducts community-based, participatory cancer research across its eight network centers, regardless of academic affiliations and geographic boundaries.