Student Reflection, 7/31/14
"First off, I want to let you know that lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths. There are two types of lung cancer which both grow and spread differently. One is SCLC which stands for Small Cell Lung Cancer. The other is NSCIC or Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. I learned that lung cancer wasn’t present prior to the 1930’s. It increased dramatically over the following decades as tobacco smoking increased.
Today I worked on my part of the presentation. I think I did a very good job and it was easy to do. I only have one day left in this program and I feel like we have all become very close. I would love to be in the program again next summer."
- Bryant Glover
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The United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, in a 2009 report stated, the death rate for African Americans was higher than Whites for heart diseases, stroke, cancer, asthma, influenza and pneumonia, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and homicide.
In response to the health crises impacting communities of color, SJLI with funding from The California Wellness Foundation has developed a five-week, hands-on internship and training fellowship. A Fellow wrote the preceding journal entry during his Urban Health Fellowship training.
Photos from the Fellowship program can be found in the SJLI gallery.