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Think Tanks


The Florida Academic Cancer Center Alliance (FACCA) invites the Think Tank Participants to submit proposals for pilot funding to develop collaborative projects. Projects must involve Co-Principal Investigators from the three Florida Cancer Centers (Moffitt Cancer Center, UF Health Cancer Center, and Sylvester Cancer Center). These projects should ultimately result in collaborative extramural grant applications/awards and/or clinical research studies.

Four research focus areas have been identified that showcase expertise and unique technologies across the FACCA institutions: Microbiome; Disparities; Immunotherapy & Epigenetics.

FACCA Microbiome Think Tank


Christian Jobin, PhD and Raad Gharaibeh, PhD (University of Florida Health Cancer Center)

Maria Abreu, MD and Sabita Roy, PhD (University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center)

Christine Pierce, MPH, PhD and Jose Conejo-Garcia, MD, PhD (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center)

Project Title: Role of intestinal microbiota in lung cancer therapy


FACCA Disparities Think Tank


Erin Kobetz, MPH, PhD and Zunzi Bailey, MPH, ScD (University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center)

Susan Vadaparampil, PhD, MPH and Clement Gwede, MPH, PhD (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center)

Diana Wilkie, PhD and Folakemi Odedina, PhD (University of Florida Health Cancer Center)

Project Title: Developing and testing self-report and genomic measures of ancestry to facilitate research focused on reducing cancer health disparities in Florida