Moffitt Cancer Center Hosts Next Generation of Health Care Professionals

June 12, 2014

WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, and its Healthy Kidz Program will host high school students from throughout the Tampa Bay area to learn about careers in cancer.

WHAT: Moffitt’s Healthy Kidz Program will host 40 high school students from nine counties. Teenagers from the University of South Florida Area Health Education Center’s Health Professions Summer Academy and the Brain Expansions Scholastic Training (B.E.S.T.) nonprofit program will tour the cancer center. The goal of both groups is to increase college preparation skills for underserved students interested in health careers. 

The students will meet a breast surgeon, tour a research lab and visit with a cancer survivor. The students will also hear from motivational speaker George Tinsley Sr., who grew up in a low-income household but went on to become a professional basketball player, teacher and entrepreneur.          

WHEN: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday, June 23.

WHERE: Moffitt Cancer Center, Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa

CONTACT: Contact Nikki Inda Ross at Nikki.Inda@Moffitt.org or 813-745-6618.

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 1 cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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