Moffitt Cancer Center’s Healthy KIDZ Program Hosts Next Generation of Health Care Professionals

June 15, 2016

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

WHAT: Moffitt Healthy KIDZ Program—MHKP—will host 30-35 high school students from Brain Expansions Scholastic Training (B.E.S.T.), a nonprofit program for underserved students that helps ignite their interest in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM). STEM Solutions is a mission-critical event focused on the shortage of STEM-0related skills in the American workforce. This program helps to provide career pathways in a hospital setting and MHKP gives students a chance to explore a variety of careers in health care while receiving insightful and personalized explanations of potential career paths.

Speakers include Moffitt Cancer Center hematologist Tim Kubal, MD, Moffitt genitourinary oncologist Nagi Kumar, Ph.D, and several other medical professionals from departments across the cancer center. The group will also take a tour of two research labs and learn about Moffitt’s Physical Therapy Program. Through a partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry, students will take part in a solution oriented robotics activity that utilizes critical thinking.

WHEN: 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday, June 20.

WHERE: Moffitt Cancer Center, Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, David Murphey Conference Room, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Fla. 33612

CONTACT:  Nikki Inda Ross at Nikki.Inda@Moffitt.org or 813-745-6618; More details are available here.

 

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 top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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