Moffitt Healthy Kidz / HPV Initiative
Summer school took on a healthy twist for more than forty young people, as they spent a day at Moffitt Cancer Center, thanks to the Moffitt Healthy Kidz Program.
Join these high-achieving students on a tour of the Center on University Beat on WUSF TV.
Even though Florida has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the country, teenage girls in the state also have the lowest rate of HPV vaccinations. That’s despite the fact the shots would prevent the disease and a number of other ones. Led by clinicians and researchers at USF and Moffitt Cancer Center, a community coalition is going to work on improving the vaccination rate. We’ll have the story on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
Dr. Anna Giuliano. Director, Center for Infection Research in Cancer (CIRC) at Moffitt Cancer Center, talks about the benefits HPV vaccinations provide and why Moffitt is joining a community coalition that will try to improve the local vaccination rate among young people.
Moffitt Healthy Kidz
Nikki Ross-Inda, Community Outreach Worker
Dr. Anna Giuliano
Director, Moffitt's Center for Infection Research in Cancer
USF College of Public Health webpage
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
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.