Health disparities summit set for Feb. 5-6 in Tampa

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The Florida Health Equity Research Institute, W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute and Student National Medical Association are hosting the Florida Health Disparities Summit: Strengthening Research Collaborations in Personalized Medicine, Social Determinants and Community Engagement on Feb. 5-6 at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

The summit, which is free and open to the public, seeks to foster interactions among Florida researchers, physicians, students and community leaders with the goal of creating long-term partnerships to reduce and eliminate health disparities.

Speakers from around the country will include Mary Jackson Scroggins, founding partner at Pinkie Hugs, LLC, and 17-year ovarian cancer survivor and advocate; Dr. Bill Dalton, CEO of M2GEN and former CEO of the Moffitt Cancer Center; and Dr. Richard Scribner from the LSU Health School of Medicine.

The summit is from 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Feb. 5, and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa.

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