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North Carolina A&T CIHDER Director Angelo Moore Receives American Cancer Society DEI Award

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 2, 2024) – North Carolina A&T State University Center of Excellence for Integrative Health Disparities and Equity Research (CIHDER)  Executive Director Angelo Moore, Ph.D., has received the American Cancer Society’s Fredda Bryan National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award for 2023.

With decades of healthcare leadership experience and a passion for patient navigation and health equity, Moore has built extensive community-based relationships throughout North Carolina, having previously served as assistant director of community outreach, engagement, and equity and the director of the Office of Health Equity at Duke Cancer Institute.

He is committed to addressing the unique needs of the communities he serves and remains a tireless volunteer advocate dedicated to helping cancer patients in underserved communities navigate the complex healthcare system.

“I have had the opportunity to observe Dr. Moore’s positivity, passion and persistence for reaching and engaging communities, especially those who are underrepresented,” said Robbie Tilley, Associate Director of Cancer Center Partnerships for the American Cancer Society.

“His dedication to making a difference makes him an excellent choice for the Fredda Bryan National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.”

“I was given the gift and ability to connect with people from various backgrounds,” said Moore. “I get satisfaction in helping people overcome health challenges. Cancer impacts everyone. This is why patient navigation services are so important. We have a very complex healthcare system and most patients and family members with a cancer diagnosis need help getting to and through the healthcare system.”

Moore has been a prominent member of the American Cancer Society National Navigation Round Table (NNRT) since 2019 and was selected to serve on the NNRT’s steering committee in 2021.

“Dr. Moore is incredibly knowledgeable at both the academic and practice level of navigation that he brings to all of his work, as well as his insight and kindness,” said Andi Dwyer, chair of the NNRT. “His navigation program has been an exemplar to the field integrating professional standards, metrics and training as well as bridging the community and oncology care.” 

“Angelo is a wonderful colleague and is so deserving of this incredible honor,” added NNRT co-chair Linda Fleisher.

A member of North Carolina’s Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control, the state’s comprehensive cancer coalition, Moore serves on the advisory’s early detection subcommittee. Additionally, he was a panelist for the North Carolina ACS Cancer Action Network Policy Forum, discussing “Health Equity in a Post-COVID World.”

“Dr. Moore’s expertise in health equity led to a comprehensive discussion on the need for representation of Black, Indigenous, and people of color in healthcare, research, education and advocacy,” said Riguey King, Vice President of Community Impact for the American Cancer Society.

The Fredda Bryan National Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award recognizes an American Cancer Society volunteer or volunteer group that has made an incredible impact on the lives of cancer patients and their families by advancing its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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