313-577-5045 FCRN@wayne.edu

Faith Community Research Network

Our Mission
To educate, empower and elevate populations primarily composed of people of color, on the benefits of being engaged with medical research.
Championing Change

Community-Academic Partnerships

Academic research usually has a top-down approach and community stakeholders are often excluded in selecting research ideas and research development and design.

The Faith Community Research Network partners with community churches to champion community access to health care clinical trials and health research in Detroit.

Faith Community Research Network

Our Staff

Bertram L. Marks, Esq

Bertram L. Marks, Esq

Chief Legal Counsel of the Faith-Based Genetic Research Institute

Voncile Brown-Miller

Voncile Brown-Miller

Community Outreach Manager, Office of Cancer Health Equity & Community Engagement (OCHECE) Karmanos Cancer Institute

Hayley S. Thompson, Ph.D.

Hayley S. Thompson, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine; Community Outreach & Engagement Faculty Supervisor, Office of Cancer Health Equity & Community Engagement (OCHECE) Karmanos Cancer Institute

Cheryl Thompson Marsh

Cheryl Thompson Marsh

Consultant, Faith-Based Genetic Research Institute

Rochelle Chapman

Rochelle Chapman

Community Engagement Coordinator, Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (IEHS), Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES)

Brittany Dowe

Brittany Dowe

Director, Office of Cancer Health Equity & Community Engagement (OCHECE) Karmanos Cancer Institute