What Motivates Us
Race/ethnicity, socioeconomics, and geography are major factors that contribute to cancer health disparities and unequal access to scientific literacy programs. The Fischbach Lab celebrates scientific contributions that improve cancer patient care and alleviate inequities in research and treatment across racial and socioeconomic spectra.
Outreach and Community Engagement
We are part of the Cornell Community Cancer Partnership, an initiative where we interact with cancer patients, community advocates, and healthcare professionals to learn how to uplift the voices of patients and understand their perspectives. Through these experiences, we strive to disseminate knowledge through educational outreach programs and radiate the lived experiences of those most affected by cancer. We are committed to scientific outreach and our members are actively involved in programs including the Cornell Chapter of BMES, GRASSHOPR, QGrads, New Visions Engineering, Society of Women Engineers, Center for Teaching Innovation, Expanding Your Horizons, and more. See below for images and links from some of these activities!
Presentations to Cornell’s Cancer Community:
Past, Present, and Future of Immunotherapy (Regan): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RRA_opS5xc&t=1s
The Tumor Microenvironment: Everything Around Cancer Cells (Brittany): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGvRIwyTR58
Life and Work of Scientist and Educator Jewel Plummer Cobb (Jack): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zX_sJG1gCY