Florida Minority Cancer Research and Training Center Announces Grand Opening

The executive leadership, program directors, and council/committee members of the Florida Minority Cancer Research and Training (MiCaRT) Center are pleased to announce the grand opening of the MiCaRT Center, February 16–20, at the University of Florida.

Highlights of the event include the following:

  • Breakfast and Informational Session at the Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy (HPNP) Atrium on Feb 16.
  • Dinner and Prostate Cancer Disparities Research Retreat at HPNP on Feb 17.
  • Lunch and Cancer Health Disparities Research Showcase (poster presentations) for UF and FAMU investigators at the Cancer and Genetics Research Complex (CGRC) Atrium on Feb 18. If you are interested in participating in the research showcase, please forward the following documents to K. Cameron Schiller at kschiller@cop.ufl.edu by Thursday, Feb 12:
    1. Name, dept/college affiliation, and email address
    2. NIH bio with personal statement that clearly specifies expertise
    3. Expressed interest in poster presentation
  • Virtual Open House on Feb 19.
  • Lunch and Distinguished Lecture by renowned breast cancer scientist, Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade (University of Chicago), at CGRC on Feb 20.

View the complete Grand Opening Celebration announcement on the UFHealth website.

To view the keynote presentations via web video streaming, access as follows:

Feb 17, 4:005:00pm:

Dr. Camille Ragin (Investigating Prostate Cancer Risk in Black men: What Really Matters?)


Feb 18, 11:00 am 12:30pm:

Dr. Clayton Yates (Impact of Epigenetic Regulators on the Outcome of African American Prostate & Breast Cancer Patients)


The Florida MiCaRT Center is an NIH/National Cancer Institute collaborative partnership between University of Florida and Florida A&M University (NIH/NCI P20CA192992)