Moffitt names Public Information Officer

February 27, 2006

Tampa, FL -- Michelle Carlyon has been named Public Information Officer for H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. Prior to joining Moffitt, Carlyon worked at the University of South Florida for five years, most recently as director of media relations. She has media experience as a producer with the local NBC affiliate, WFLA-Ch. 8. Carlyon received her bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from the University of Florida.

As Public Information Officer, Carlyon will work with Moffitt staff and faculty to identify, develop and place stories in the media, serve as the primary Public Information Officer for incoming media calls, cultivate relationships with local, regional and national media and develop messages and provide media training for Moffitt.

In 2001, the National Cancer Institute awarded Moffitt the status of 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.

###