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Survivor University

An Integrative Cancer Wellness Program

2024 Dates

  • July 22 – August 2
  • Fall and winter sessions to be announced

A cancer diagnosis can be a life-altering event, often accompanied by physical, emotional and psychological challenges. But accurate information can empower cancer survivors to handle the hurdles associated with treatment and recovery.

Survivor University is a 10-day educational and support program designed specifically for Mississippians who have recently received a cancer diagnosis. Topics focus on improving health and quality of life during cancer treatment. The series provides a practical approach to cancer survivorship, access to subject-matter experts and a platform for cancer survivors to grow their network of support.

Who Should Apply

Any UMMC patient who has received a cancer diagnosis in the past 90 days is eligible to attend Survivor University. There is no charge to attend Survivor University.

Time Commitment

Participants are asked to participate online in ten, one-hour sessions over the course of two weeks (weekdays only). Sessions are typically held around lunch time (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, or 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM) and via the WebEx platform. Presentations will be recorded for playback as needed.

How to Apply

To apply for Survivor University, click here. Our program coordinator will notify individuals of their application status, answer any potential questions and share the specific program schedule. Survivor University is offered quarterly and limited to 25 participants each session to allow for meaningful engagement with presenters and other participants.

This project was made possible by a generous grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the UMMC Center for Telehealth.

Survivor University Topics

  • Introduction to Cancer Treatments and Survivorship
  • Exploring Cancer-Friendly Nutrition
  • Embracing Physical Activity After a Cancer Diagnosis
  • Strategies for Mindful Resilience
  • Daily Practices for Improved Health
  • Enhancing Sleep for Optimal Health and Recovery
  • Working While Receiving Cancer Treatment
  • Coping with Appearance Changes
  • Understanding the Role of Clinical Trials in Cancer Treatment
  • Community and National Resources for Cancer Survivors, Caregivers and Their Families
  • Building Resilience and Rediscovering Your Purpose