Moffitt Cancer Center’s Green Appointed to State Committee

August 17, 2009

Group charged with addressing health disparities in Florida

Tampa, FL– B. Lee Green, Ph.D., Vice President of Moffitt Diversity and Member, Health Outcomes and Behavior, has been selected by State Surgeon General Ana M. Viamonte Ros to serve as a member of the Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Advisory Committee. Members of this committee will assume a major role in developing innovative strategies for eliminating the alarming health disparities in Florida’s racial and ethnic populations.

“I am really excited about the opportunity to represent Moffitt as a member of this important committee. I look forward to working with other key members in addressing health disparities in Florida,” Green said. “The timing of this appointment is great because of the development of the new USF/Moffitt Health Disparities Research Center. I would hope that this would lead to some important collaboration across the state.”

The advisory committee is to make recommendations for closing gaps in health outcomes and increase the public’s awareness and understanding of health disparities that exist between racial and ethnic populations. These recommendations will address such issues as closing the gap in health disparities, increasing improved health outcomes, improving access to services, and increasing awareness as a means of prevention and intervention.

Moffitt Diversity works to direct and monitor Moffitt programs intended to advance the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s 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.