Moffitt Welcome Three New Employees

March 15, 2007

Tampa, FL – Moffitt welcomes Dr. Prakash Chinnaiyan and Geoffrey Zhang, Ph.D., to the faculty of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute as assistant professors in the Radiation Oncology Division of the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology in the USF College of Medicine.

Chinnaiyan comes to us from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he recently completed his Radiation Oncology residency and a research fellowship. Zhang comes to us from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he was an assistant professor and medical physicist in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

Moffitt also welcomes Dr. Mohamad Hussein to Moffitt’s faculty as a professor in the Malignant Hematology Division of the Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology in the USF College of Medicine. Hussein comes to us from the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center where he was the director of the Multiple Myeloma program. Hussein is internationally recognized for his clinical studies in multiple myeloma. He will serve as the clinical director in the Malignant Hematology Division, overseeing myeloma clinical studies.

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 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.

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