On the Radio
For almost a quarter of a century, the University of South Florida has hosted children’s mental health research experts at an annual conference to talk about what’s working—and not working—in their field. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes you to this year’s conference, where the focus was on how collaboration can be used to overcome the one-two punch of more children needing services while less funding is available.
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Karen Dalton, President of Miles for Moffitt, talks about how the Moffitt researchers picked to receive the funds raised by the event benefit. Also, Moffitt Dr. Vani Nath Simmons, who received a $25,000 Milestone Award for Research from proceeds of the 2008 Miles for Moffitt, talks about her work.
Karen Dalton on this year’s new “Motorcycle Miles for Moffitt,” which was held on February 13th and raised over five thousand dollars.
Sirena Ionata, Retail Manager with Miles for Moffitt title sponsor Florida Bank, shares the story of her battle with ovarian cancer, which she’s been receiving treatment for at Moffitt since her September 2009 diagnosis.
Professor Mario Hernandez, Chair of USF's Department of Child & Family Studies, talks about the Department, the Annual Conference, and what they have in common.
Dr. Fran Butterfoss, President of consulting group "Coalitions Work," says there's a number of things she hopes people took from her keynote speech at the Conference. She also talked about how "Lord of the Rings" reminds her of people working in the children's mental health field.
For more information
Miles for Moffitt
Children's Mental Health Research
23rd Annual Children’s Mental Health Research & Policy Conference webpage:
USF Department of Child & Family Studies
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
Material from the Department is located in the main lobby of the USF Library during the month of May, "Mental Health Month."