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Community Outreach

The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center's Community Outreach Program is committed to providing reliable health information, tailored programs and special events to educate the community about cancer prevention, screening, and early diagnosis. We also work to increase awareness of, and trust in research conducted at the cancer center.

Who We Are

Martha Laatsch, M.S.W.
Director, Community Outreach

Diane Harper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Physician Director, Community Outreach

Madeline Gonzalez, M.Ed.
Health Educator

Catricia Thomas
Administrative Specialist

What We Offer

  • Speaker's Bureau - experts from the U-M Rogel Cancer Center give presentations for corporations, civic organizations, schools, churches and businesses
  • Minority Outreach Initiative - provides culturally- tailored community events and materials for communities of color
  • Free cancer educational displays and materials for health fairs, meetings and conferences
  • Free cancer screenings
  • Community-wide event to celebrate National Cancer Survivors' Day in early June. Learn more.

updated 08.2018

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