Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Roswell Park Career Resources and Development Education  

By David Clarence Scott

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It has been said that when one neighbor helps another, we strengthen our communities. Roswell Park Cancer Institute is dedicated to being a good neighbor by building a strong, diverse workforce and reducing health care disparities in the Western New York community. 

   The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Roswell Park offers career and business development programs, including Community Career Development workshops, to help individuals choose the right career path based on their skills and interest,  creating effective cover letters and resumes, and develop interviewing and networking skills. The Diversity Office also partners with local businesses, including service- disabled veteran, and women- and minority-owned businesses, to help keep the economy growing in Buffalo .  The Community Career Development workshops are held monthly at The University of Buffalo Gateway Basement(77 Goodell Street) from 1pm to 3pm. Upcoming dates include: June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14

   The Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research at Roswell Park offers community-based cancer prevention and information services to meet the needs of those most at risk for cancer. The Buffalo/Niagara Witness Project and Esperenza Y Vida are church and community-based programs to increase awareness of breast and cervical cancer in black and Hispanic women.

   Men Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer (MAN UP) is a prostate cancer education program for all men over the age of 40 with an emphasis on minority men due to higher risk.

For more information about these and other programs, please visit or call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724). For information on partnering with Roswell Park PCI or the Community Career Development workshops, call 716-845-4567. (Mr. Scott is Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Roswell Park Cancer Institute