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Florida Health Grand Rounds

Florida Health Grand Rounds

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The Florida Health Grand Rounds will be a monthly webinar presentation (during the fall and spring semesters) given by a researcher from one of Florida’s colleges or universities and hosted by the Florida Department of Health. The topics will have a broad focus, touching on emerging, innovative, and cross-cutting areas of public health. Department staff as well as researchers and staff from Florida’s colleges and universities are invited to attend.

The goals of the Florida Health Grand Rounds are to:

  • Provide department staff with the opportunity to learn about various topics and research in public health being carried out by Florida’s top researchers
  • Create an environment where department staff and college and university researchers can interact, leading to an exchange of ideas and collaborative partnerships
  • Provide an opportunity for Florida researchers to highlight and share their work with department staff, leading to a more efficient transition into public health practice

Featured Presentation

Florida and the Cancer Moonshot.
April 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., ET
Presented by Christopher R. Cogle, MD
University of Florida
Professor of Medicine
Pierre Chagnon Professor
Scholar in Clinical Research, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Chairperson, Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council

Each year in Florida over 100,000 people are newly diagnosed with cancer and 1.3 million Floridians are living with cancer or a cancer history. Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Florida. The advent of DNA sequencing has revealed cancer as a multi-genetic disease with subclonal architecture and multiple abilities to evade the immune system. This new and specific understanding of cancer has illuminated several promising strategies for cancer prevention and treatment. But this new comprehension of cancer and the complexity of data will require a transformation from single laboratory science to an orchestrated approach involving multiple laboratories, research centers and industry partners. Floridian examples of this transformational Cancer Moonshot work will be presented and discussed.

Click here to register for Christopher R. Cogle’s presentation

  • Year 16/17 Schedule of Presentations
  • Past Presentations




October 11, 2016

Jeffrey S Harman, PhD

Florida State University

Patient-Centered Transformation in Federally Qualified Health Centers in Florida

November 8, 2016

Jay P McLaughlin, PhD

University of Florida

Dysfunction and neuropsychiatric consequences of exposure to HIV-1 Tat protein: possible mediator of HAND in the age of ART

December 13, 2016

No Presentation

January 10, 2017

No Presentation

February 14, 2017

Jeffrey P. Brosco

University of Miami

The New (Old) Public Health: How Neuroscience Is Changing Child and Maternal Health

March 14, 2017

John F. Riggs

Stetson University

Marketing Public Health

April 11, 2017

Christopher R. Cogle

University of Florida

Florida and the Cancer Moonshot

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.

To participate as a presenter at a future Florida Health Grand Rounds, please fill out the Presentation Proposal Form.

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