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Rebecca Palpant-Shimkets

Rebecca Palpant-Shimkets

Consultant

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Rebecca Palpant-Shimkets

Rebecca Palpant-Shimkets

Consultant

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Rebecca Palpant Shimkets is a public health consultant with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the Colorectal Cancer Screening Engagement and Peer-to-Peer Learning projects.  She has 20 years of experience in national and global program development, project management, strategic planning, and training primarily in the behavioral health field.  Prior to becoming a consultant, for 15 years she provided leadership for Former U.S. First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s primary anti-stigma initiative The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.  Her public health work has included overseeing a special theme issue of the American Journal of Public Health on stigma reduction initiatives, and appointments to two National Academy of Sciences committees focused on changing public perceptions of behavioral health. 

Palpant Shimkets has served on numerous advisory boards and committees.  Her experience includes engaging across cultures and traveling extensively throughout the world speaking, building partnerships for program development, and creating program models for and overseeing active programming.  Under her leadership at The Carter Center, she initiated and completed program development in South Africa, Romania, Colombia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. 

Today, Palpant Shimkets is an independent consultant focusing on oncology research, education, and advocacy specializing in providing strategic and project planning, research and report writing, and technical advice on public health campaigns.

Rebecca lives in North Georgia with her husband and two stepsons.
 

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Cancer Center opens in Braselton

“This new collaborative space puts our patients’ needs front and center by providing a more cohesive environment with access to both medical oncology/hematology and radiation oncology services within steps of each other,” says Charles Nash III, MD, FACP, medical director of NGMC’s Cancer Services and medical oncologist with Longstreet Clinic (and Georgia CORE Board member).

6/29/2021

Despite pandemic, Georgia’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program making significant strides

Thanks to funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control for five-years beginning July 2020, Georgia CORE and Augusta University are partners in the Georgia Colorectal Cancer Control Program, which is increasing CRC screenings in southeast and southwest Georgia.

3/23/2021

Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a state-supported nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.