Moffitt Announces Two New Promotions

April 17, 2007

Tampa, FL – H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute announces two key promotions.

Moffitt adds Heather Jim, Ph.D., to the faculty as an assistant professor in the Health Outcomes & Behavior program of the Interdisciplinary Oncology department in the USF College of Medicine. Jim was hired after completing her postdoctoral training program in Behavioral Oncology at Moffitt.

Moffitt’s Hospital Board of Directors has appointed Dr. W. Michael Alberts, M.B.A., F.C.C.P., as its newest member. As part of the Hospital Board, Alberts will work with other members in their efforts to operate a statewide, acute care cancer hospital. Alberts is a professor of oncology and medicine in the Interdisciplinary Oncology department and is Moffitt’s Chief Medical Officer. He currently serves as chair of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies.

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 ( 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 15 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.