NEW MOFFITT RESEARCHER IN THE HEALTH OUTCOMES AND BEHAVIOR PROGRAM

September 18, 2006

TAMPA, Fla. -- H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute announces Brian Rivers, Ph.D. as assistant professor in the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program.

He is the executive director of the Florida Prostate Cancer Network. Rivers received his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama and his M.P.H. in social and behavioral science from the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Prior to joining Moffitt, Rivers was senior research scientist and associate director for administration in the Center for the Study of Health Disparities at Texas A & M University.

Rivers is a member of the Society for Public Health Education and the American Public Health Association.

In 2001, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute earned NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center status 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 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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