NextGen Precision Health & Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Science Seminar

Please join us for a presentation and discussion on "TEAM SCIENCE: a value proposition"

The goal is to build foundational knowledge on team science and present a value proposition for building new and enhancing existing thematic interdisciplinary teams and leveraging infrastructure opportunities including NEXTGEN and EFCC to build institutional capabilities to support interdisciplinary team science in cancer. 

Thursday, March 4 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Virtual Event
Departmental Categories

MU School of Health Professions, Health Sciences


Health Professions
Contact Name

Mary Hindle

Contact Email

Speaker(s) Information

Dr. Fungai Chanetsa, Associate Director for Research Administration, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, University of Missouri.

For 15 years, she was a Health Behavior Scientist (Scientific Review Officer) at the Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health where she obtained deep and extensive knowledge of the NIH grant funding enterprise, including writing and planning, coordination and execution of initial scientific and technical review of center grants, program project grants, institutional training grants, clinical trial project grants, RFAs, and other research project grants (in clinical, behavioral, translational and basic science), and technical and policy expertise on the protection of human subjects and inclusion of individuals in the lifespan in research.

She previously held positions as an Epidemiologist, with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as an Associate Research Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, and as director of the Missouri Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Internationally, she held the position of senior lecturer, University of Zimbabwe where she conducted the first ever Health and Nutrition Survey on chronic disease with funding from the WHO to address the increasing epidemic of chronic diseases that is situated in a nutrition transition. Her research focus and experiences center around nutritional epidemiology, health disparities and community health.

As Associate Director for Research Administration, Dr. Chanetsa provides oversight and drives future strategy for enhancing and expanding Ellis Fischel Cancer Center’s (EFCC) research enterprise and coordinating cancer research across all Colleges/Schools within the University of Missouri. She is also responsible for facilitating research programmatic research activities including development of multi-project, cross-campus team science initiatives; and joint research investments between EFCC investigators and partners at the Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University, St. Louis.

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coxtc left a negative review 3/3/2021

Nothing like what I was expecting. All very generic without any ideas/solutions to the ‘needs’ raised.