January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020

Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation hosting Sarasota luncheon

Sarasota Herald Tribune – Jan. 24

The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation will host its annual Moffitt Cancer Center Luncheon in Sarasota on Jan. 30 at Michael’s on the Bay at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave. 

 

Sacked Moffitt Officials Didn't Report Chinese Financial Ties

MedPage Today – Jan. 23

The Moffitt shake-up is the latest event in the federal government's push to thwart intellectual property theft by China at U.S. research institutions.

 

Current Standards and New Directions in AML

MedPage Today – Jan. 23

There is much debate about the new drugs developed to treat AML, says Jeffrey Lancet, MD

 

Moffitt funding boost approved 

Florida Politics – Jan. 22

The Senate Health Policy Committee unanimously approved a bill that would boost the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute’s share of the net cigarette tax, Alexandra Glorioso of POLITICO Florida reports. 

 

Faculty members held jobs in China while working for UF, report says

Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 21

Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center in December ousted six employees, including its CEO, over ties to Chinese recruitment programs, making it two respected Florida

 

House Select Committee begins query into Chinese interference in public research

Florida Politics – Jan. 21

Oliva launched the committee in response to situations at two Florida research institutions, Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and the University of Florida in Gainesville.

 

Top Moffitt Cancer Center doctors failed to disclose payments from China, report says

Tampa Bay Times – Jan. 19

For years, Dr. Alan List and Dr. Sheng Wei worked closely at Moffitt Cancer Center to find cures and build bridges…Now, according to a report obtained Saturday by the Tampa Bay Times, their collaboration — and their strong links to China — are at the center of a flap that recently cost them their jobs, put Moffitt’s reputation at risk and ignited an investigation by the Florida Legislature.

 

Moffitt Cancer Center details links of fired scientists to Chinese talent programs

Science – Jan. 19

Six Florida cancer researchers who were dismissed last month for hiding their ties to a Chinese medical university appear to have been motivated by simple greed and a disregard for both institutional and federal rules.  That’s the take-home message in a report from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa to Florida state legislators

 

More on the ‘Thousand Talents Program’ and the Ying & Yang That is Life

Trial Site News – Jan. 20

More information has come to light on the Moffitt Cancer Center investigation, where researchers failed to disclose payments from China. 

 

Baker Tilly Foundation Grants Wishes in Third Annual Giving Campaign

Business Wire – Jan. 20

This year’s recipients include ACTION-Housing, Inc., American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Beyond Hunger, Computer CORE, and Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Foundation.

 

Cancer: The Best Gift Ever

Thrive Global – Jan. 19

We did a lot of research and I ended up going to the Moffitt Cancer Centre in Tampa, which was absolutely outstanding.

 

A common-sense exception to the legislative gift ban

Tallahassee Democrat – Jan. 18

Their bills would let employees accept contributions for help with medical expenses, or related bills like traveling down to Shands or Moffitt, for treatment of a serious disease or major injury.

 

The Spies Among Us: More Chinese Agents Digging Up Secrets in Florida

South Florida Sun Sentinel - Jan. 18

Last month, the CEO and president of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa resigned after an internal review revealed that they and four other researchers were collaborating with China’s “1000 talents program,” a suspected espionage program, according to the FBI. Also posted to American Military News.

 

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