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MOFFITT CEO AND CENTER DIRECTOR NAMED TO NCI BOARD OF SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS

Jan 11, 2006

Tampa, FL (January 11, 2006) – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute CEO and Center Director William S. Dalton, Ph.D., M.D., has been named to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Board of Scientific Advisors (BSA) and to the NCI’s Cancer Center Directors Work Group (CCDWG).  

The Board is composed of prominent scientists from outside NCI and representatives from the consumer advocacy community, while the Work Group consists of a select number of NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center directors.

The BSA represents the scientific community’s voice in the science NCI conducts and supports, and advises NCI leadership on the progress and future direction of the Institute’s Extramural Research Program.  The Board evaluates Institute-awarded grants, cooperative agreements and contracts, and it reviews ideas for new research solicitations  to ensure that the concepts are meritorious and consistent with the Institute’s goals. The CCDWG’s main commitment is to eliminate suffering and death due to cancer by 2015.

MOFFITT EMPLOYEE RECEIVES AWARD FROM FLORIDA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
Valerie Powell-Stafford, M.H.S.A., C.H.E., of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) prestigious Regent’s award at the Florida Hospital Association’s annual meeting in Orlando.

Award winners are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative and creative management and executive capability in developing their organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community, as well as participation in hospital/health association activities and civic/community projects.

Powell-Stafford, who has worked at Moffitt for three years, holds Diplomate status in ACHE and is board-certified in healthcare management. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Florida chapter of the ACHE and also serves as the program chairperson.  

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society known for its credentialing and educational programs.  The goal of ACHE is to improve the health status of society by advancing healthcare leadership and management excellence.

MOFFITT DOCTOR TO SPEAK AT U.S.F.’S MINI-MED SCHOOL
Cynthia Myers, Ph.D., L.M.T., Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute will make a presentation at the University of South Florida’s Mini-Med School.   

Myers’ topic is “Relaxation and the Mind-Body Connection.”  The event will take place on Feb. 6, at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

MOFFITT’S IMMUNOHISTOLOGY LAB RECOGNIZED BY COLLEGE OF AMERICAN PATHOLOGISTS
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Immunohistology Laboratory received national praise from the College of American Pathologists (CAP).  

The laboratory was selected as the best performer in the HistoQIP benchmark by earning a perfect score in the quality of histology procedures.  The CAP plans to use Moffitt’s immunohistology lab in the future as a benchmark for others in the country.  

MOFFITT RECEIVES THE 2005 JEAN BYERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute has received the 2005 Jean Byers Award for Excellence in Cancer Registration from the Florida Cancer Data System for their 2003 data.


“I sincerely appreciate everyone’s efforts and dedication to this very important activity,” says Thomas A. Sellers, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Center Director, Cancer Prevention & Control.

The award is given to facilities for cancer registry data that meets standards for quality, completeness, and timeliness.  Moffitt has won the award four times in five years.

In 2001, the National Cancer Institute awarded Moffitt the status of a Comprehensive Cancer Center in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in America. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.


About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Located in Tampa, Florida on the University of South Florida campus, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute (www.moffitt.org) is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 16 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.
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