Lecture Title: “Differences in Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Life Cancer Survivors”
Who: Mary Ann Burg, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW
Associate Director of Research
Professor, School of Social Work
College of Health Professions and Sciences
University of Central Florida
When: Wednesday, April 24 | 12 p.m.
Where: HealthStreet | 2401 SW Archer Rd.
Details: Please be sure to RSVP to Barb Thomas by Monday, April 22, if you wish to partake in lunch, provided with a $4 donation.
11th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit
The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement facilitated bringing UF Health Cancer Center researchers together with Suwannee River AHEC for their 11th Annual Rural Tobacco Summit on May 2 in Starke, Florida.
COE Community Health Resource Coordinator Jodian Blake, MPH, CTTS, was instrumental in connecting Cancer Population Sciences members Drs. Jaclyn Hall and Ramzi Salloum to SRAHEC so that they could disseminate their research into this rural context. They will be presenting broadly on health disparities and the intersectionality of vulnerabilities within the catchment area.
When: Thursday, May 2
Where: Montgomery Conference Center | Starke, FL
Details: Registration is open until Friday, April 26th at 5 p.m. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis. To register, click here.
UF Health Community Health and Wellness Expo
When: Thursday, May 16 | 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
Details: Attend the UF Health Community Health and Wellness Expo for free health screenings and information. Click here or call 352.733.0000 to register.
UF CaRE2 Open House
When: Friday, May 17 | 3 p.m.
Where: UF Cancer & Genetics Research Complex Atrium and Auditorium | 2033 Mowry Rd.
Details: The executive leadership, program directors, core directors, project investigators and council/committee members of the NIH/NCI-funded “Florida-California Cancer Research, Education and Engagement (CaRE2) Health Equity Center” are pleased to announce the grand opening of the UF CaRE2 Health Equity Center in Jacksonville and Gainesville. The Florida-California CaRE2 Health Equity Center is an NIH/National Cancer Institute collaborative partnership among the University of Florida, Florida A&M University and University of Southern California. The event will feature remarks from UF Leadership and our NCI Program Directors, an overview of the center, program cores, a poster session, networking reception and a virtual open house. To view the Jacksonville Open House information, please click here.
RSVP: Please click here
Rick Croton Memorial Golf Tournament for Prostate Cancer Research
When: May 18
Where: Country Club of Ocala | 3823 SE 12th Circle, Ocala, Florida 34480
Details: The 2nd Annual Rick Croton Memorial Golf Tournament for Prostate Cancer Research will be held May 18 at the Country Club of Ocala. Registration opens at 7 a.m. and shotgun starts at 8 a.m. To register, visit cancer.ufl.edu/croton for $100 per player. Sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Carre Mitchell for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352.733.0490.
Tea for a Cure
When: Saturday, May 18 | 4 – 6 p.m.
Where: Celebration United Methodist Church | 9501 SW Archer Rd., Gainesville, 32608
Contact: Terry Weber | Terry@Survivors4Research.org | 352.278.3764
Details: Please join Survivors 4 Research for Tea at the Celebration United Methodist Church where you will be served tea, finger sandwiches and desserts. Survivors Barb Thomas and Terry Weber are passionate about helping others fighting Breast Cancer. As founders of Survivors for Research it is our goal to provide funding to the researchers at UF Cancer & Genetics. With your help, that goal can be reached.
Where: Wilmot Gardens Greenhouse
When: Every Tuesday, 1-2 p.m.
Details: Wilmot Gardens is a free, indoor therapeutic gardening program for cancer patients and others. It is a most worthwhile activity for mind and spirit, and no experience is necessary! Caregivers are welcome. There is a small parking lot adjacent to the greenhouse that you can park in for free during the lessons. For more information, please contact Leah at 352.294.5003.