TAMPA, Fla. – Clement K. Gwede, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., associate member of the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program at Moffitt Cancer Center, has been appointed to the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (CCRAB).
Gwede has served as Associate Director for Diversity at Moffitt since 2005, with emphasis on patient diversity initiatives and minority participation in clinical research. Additionally, he is co-director of the Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network, a National Cancer Institute-funded Community Networks Program Center leveraging community-academic partnerships to address cancer health disparities through research, training and education; and mentoring students and junior investigators in health disparities research.
“This important leadership role is highly congruent with my longstanding efforts to improve patient participation in research and to reduce cancer health disparities,” said Gwede. “I look forward to making substantial contributions to this statewide effort to reduce Florida’s cancer burden.”
The Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council was founded by state statute in 1979 with the intent of advising the Legislature, Governor and Surgeon General on ways to reduce Florida’s cancer burden. CCRAB consists of 15 appointed members and meets semiannually.
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