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Advisory Boards and Councils
Biomedical Research Advisory Council
The Biomedical Research Advisory Council, is established in F.S. 215.5602, and advises the State Surgeon General as to the direction and scope of the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program, the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program, and the Live Like Bella Pediatric Cancer Research Initative.
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant Advisory Board
The Advisory Board, authorized in Section 381.82, Florida Statutes, advises the State Surgeon General as to the scope of the research program and shall submit its recommendations for proposals to be funded to the State Surgeon General by December 15 of each year. Grants and fellowships shall be awarded by the State Surgeon General, after consultation with the Advisory Board, on the basis of scientific merit. Other responsibilities of the Advisory Board may include, but are not limited to, providing advice on program priorities and emphases; assisting in the development of appropriate linkages to nonacademic entities, such as voluntary organizations, health care delivery institutions, industry, government agencies, and public officials; and developing and providing oversight regarding mechanisms for the dissemination of research results.
Cancer Center of Excellence Joint Committee
The Cancer Center of Excellence Joint Committee was created by 381.925 Florida Statute to developed performance measures, a rating system, and a rating standard in accordance with specified criteria for applicants to qualify for the Cancer Center of Excellence Award.