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Florida Health Grand Rounds

Florida Health Grand Rounds

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The Florida Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webinar presentation given by a researcher from one of Florida’s colleges or universities and hosted by the Florida Department of Health. The topics have a broad focus, touching on emerging, innovative, and cross-cutting areas of public health. Florida Health Grand Rounds provides an opportunity for Florida researchers to highlight and share their work with department staff, leading to a more efficient transition into public health practice. Department staff as well as researchers and staff from Florida’s colleges and universities are invited to attend.

Featured Presentation

April 10, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST 

Participants can attend in person at the Miami-Dade County Health Department: 8323 NW 12th Street Suite 212, Doral, FL 33126 or via webinar. Click here to register for webinar

Cancer Control and Prevention in Florida Firefighters: Firefighters are exposed to serious chemical and physical hazards in their careers. Through the support of a state of Florida appropriation, the Firefighter Cancer Initiative was launched in 2015 to study firefighters’ exposure to carcinogens, cancer risk, and prevention. To date, over 3,000 active firefighters have participated in the study. Dr. Caban-Martinez and Dr. Solle from the University of Miami will discuss the findings and ongoing projects of the Firefighter Cancer Initiative.

More about the presenters: Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez is a board-certified osteopathic physician, occupational epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences’ Gulf Research Program.

Dr. Natasha Schaefer Solle is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC). Dr. Schaefer Solle’s research interests focus on occupational cancer risks and improving cancer screening in underserved communities. She has played a critical role in the conception of the Firefighter Cancer Initiative (FCI), a multi-faceted project funded by the state of Florida to study firefighters’ exposure to carcinogens, examine their cancer risk, and develop methods of education about prevention and early detection.

  • Spring 2018 Presentation Schedule
  • Past Presentations

Disclaimer: The opinions and content expressed in the presentations are those of the presenter for educational purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Florida Department of Health.

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