Moffitt Cancer Center Hosts Moffitt Healthy KIDZ STEM Career Tour

November 17, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT:       

Lisa Chillura
813-745-1353
Lisa.Chillura@Moffitt.org                 

WHO:             Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, will host an event through its Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program. 

WHAT:          The Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program will host two Hillsborough County schools, Sligh Middle and Sergeant Smith Middle schools, at Moffitt Cancer Center. Speakers will discuss Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and healthcare careers, and students will visit Moffitt’s research labs and the Occupational Therapy Department.                       

Speakers include:

  • Janell Barerra, Patient Navigator, USF student and longtime Moffitt Healthy KIDZ volunteer
  • Dr. Christopher Cubitt, Scientist, Translational Research
  • Dr. B. Lee Green, Senior Member, Health Outcomes and Behavior; Vice President of Moffitt Diversity, Public Relations and Strategic Communications
  • Dr. John Kiluk, Breast Surgical Oncologist
  • Nalini Rachala, Physical and Occupational Therapy 

The event will have 60 students attending, as well as chaperones and guests. 

WHEN:          Monday, Dec. 7, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. 

WHERE:       Moffitt Cancer Center, Vincent A. Stabile Research Building
12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
SRB Ferman Conference Room

CONTACT:  For more information, contact Community Relations Coordinator Nikki Inda at 813-745-6618. 

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 45 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 top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 5,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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