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Eric Vinson is the Program Coordinator at the Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Program. An enrolled Cherokee Nation member, Mr. Vinson focuses on cancer issues in Northwest American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. His work has concentrated on financial and educational resources available to cancer patients and caregivers; educational interventions to address the issues of cancer in Northwest American Indian and Alaska Native communities; and health care provider trainings to increase capacity of Indian Health Service clinicians. He coordinates NTCCP’s Tribal Cancer Minigrants, supporting Northwest Tribes to reach community members through innovative educational venues such as a cancer education program provided for men at a tribal golf event. Mr. Vinson’s current work focuses on AI/AN survivorship and includes projects on patient documentation and primary care clinical systems use of cancer treatment summaries and survivorship plans. He is the recipient of: research awards from the US Navy and Army; and Harvey Mudd College Chemistry Department Award for Extraordinary Service to its Students and Faculty.