Skin Cancer Awareness Network – a public health education initiative for UBC students

Title Skin Cancer Awareness Network - a public health education initiative for UBC students
Faculty/College/Unit Medicine
Status Completed
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2015
Completion 12/31/2016
Project Summary

Skin Cancer Awareness Network (SCAN) aims to involve UBC students in community health projects. The goal of our outreach program is to ameliorate the Health Advocacy competency of medical and undergraduate students, and by doing so improve the public awareness of sun safety and skin health. We will engage medical students and undergraduate students in organizing and delivering workshops in schools, community centres, and at public events. A SCAN website and newsletter will be developed to augment the reach of our program. Further, SCAN also aims to enhance medical undergraduate dermatology education by developing an e-book that can be used as an educational reference for students. Lastly, our longitudinal goal is to involve medical students in lobbying efforts to strengthen government regulation of UV-based tanning technologies.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Michael Klein
Year 1: Funded Amount 2,600
Year 1: Team Members

Farah Shroff, Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
Ali Majdzadeh, UBC Medical Student / Club Co-chair
Paulina Piesik, UBC Medical Student / Club Co-chair
Allen Zhang, UBC Medical Student / Executive
Sean Tan, UBC Medical Student / Executive
Jackie Chan, UBC Medical Student / Executive
Tetyana Khlabatyn, UBC Medical Student / Executive
Ian Wong, UBC Medical Student / Executive

Project Report Final-Report-2015-TLEF-SP-Klein-WEB.pdf