Moffitt Cancer Center and MOSI Team Up to Offer Free Lectures

May 14, 2009

Tampa, FLMoffitt Cancer Center and MOSI are offering free educational lectures to the public this summer. All lectures will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the museum located at 4801 E. Fowler Ave. Lecture attendees will receive a discount to Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds, The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies & The Story of the Heart.

The schedule is as follows:

“The Secret of Eating More and Weighing Less”

Kathy Allen, director of Nutrition Therapy at Moffitt

Wednesday, May 20

“Lung Cancer and Chemoprevention”

Dr. Jhanelle Gray, member of the Thoracic Oncology Program at Moffitt, and Tim Estrella, coordinator of Clinical Research

Wednesday, June 3

“Smoking Cessation”

Nancy Olliver, Inpatient Smoking Cessation Nurse

Wednesday, June 10

“Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Awareness”

Dr. Jonathan Zager, member of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at Moffitt

Tuesday, June 23

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center 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.

About BODY WORLDS

Dr. Gunther von Hagens invented Plastination in 1977 in an effort to improve the education of medical students. He created the BODY WORLDS exhibitions to bring anatomy to the public. More than 25 million people have seen the exhibitions worldwide. The organs and whole-body plastinates in the exhibition derive from people who have, in their lifetime, generously donated their bodies for Plastination, to specifically educate future generations about health. More than 9,000 donors including more than 900 Americans have bequeathed their bodies to von Hagens¹ Institute for Plastination in Heidelberg, Germany. For more information on BODY WORLDS, please visit, www.bodyworlds.com.

About MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)

MOSI is a not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology. With a total size of over 400,000 square feet, MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States, and home to the only IMAX® Dome Theatre in the state of Florida. Kids In Charge! The Children¹s Science Center at MOSI is the largest children¹s science center in the nation. Disasterville, featuring WeatherQuest, combines education and 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits on the science behind natural disasters. MOSI¹s newest permanent exhibition, The Amazing You, explores the intricate world of the beginning of life, childhood, and adolescent developmental life stages. For more information, visit www.mosi.org.

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