This project, "Understanding Impediments to Cervical Cancer Screening in Underserved Communities Around the World," includes DePauw University, the College of Wooster, and Forman Christian College in Pakistan. Cervical cancer can be prevented through screening and a new vaccine, but it remains the 11th most common cause of death worldwide. As the collaborators explain, "understanding the rates at which women in various communities engage in or avoid screening for cervical cancer is key for improving screening rates and prevention." The project's three research components are to collaboratively develop a survey tool (already underway), administer the survey, and analyze and publish the results. It has the following long-term goals: 1) establish a global research program to study health issues in underserved communities, 2) provide new research opportunities in global health to undergraduate students, 3) expand research experiences that can be incorporated into classes, and 4) share data in ways that local actors can use in health policy decisions. The collaborators, Sharon Crary and Naima Shifa from DePauw University; Sharoon Hanook, Forman Christian College, Pakistan; and Brooke Krause from the College of Wooster, have all engaged in health-related research in their own disciplines, but the international aspect of this endeavor will push the project participants in new directions. The research involves surveying women about their history of and attitudes towards cervical cancer screening in Putnam County (Indiana, USA), Amuru sub-county (Uganda), and the Salboni block, West Midnapore district, West Bengal (India). The project's international scope is augmented by one non-Alliance school (Visva Bharati, India), and one non-Alliance hospital (Lacor Hospital, Uganda).