Awardees for the HERI Faculty Scholars Program

The Florida Health Equity Research Institute (HERI) is pleased to announce Dr. Hyochol Ahn and Dr. Tya Arthur have been selected as awardees for the HERI Faculty Scholars Program. Funded on a pilot basis by the Aetna Foundation, the HERI Faculty Scholars Program was established to help build capacity for health disparities research in Florida. Junior investigators, selected through a competitive process, establish collaborative partnerships with a senior investigator and community partner to develop career plans and research in line with the Florida Health Disparities Research Agenda - http://cancer.ufl.edu/files/2012/08/FL_CURED.pdf. ..

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HERI MMC Grant Announcement

The Florida Health Equity Research Institute (HERI) is proud to announce the two awardees for the Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Institutional, and Community-based (MMC) grants. 

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2015 HERI Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Institutional and Community-Based (MMC) Grants Program for Health Equity Research & Research Infrastructure

Dear Colleagues and Community leaders:
 
The Florida Health Equity Research Institute (HERI) is pleased to announce the 2015 HERI Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Institutional and Community-Based (MMC) Grants Program for Health Equity Research & Research Infrastructure. Click here to find the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for this grants program.  The following Question & Answer Session has been scheduled to address investigators’ questions about this FOA:


Date and Time:
February 10, 2015, 11:30am-1:00pm EST
Dial-in Instructions:
712-432-0360 
Access Code: 909059#
 
All questions about the HERI MMC Grants Program should be directed to:
 
K. Cameron Schiller, MS
Research Programs Coordinator
HERI Research Core
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610
Phone: 352-273-7310
Email:  HERIResearchCore@gmail.com
            
All questions about the online application process, technical support and related issues (e.g. username and password problems) should be directed to:
 
Hope Davis, Grant Manager
Solix Grant Management Solutions
Phone: 913-322-9449
Email:  HERIMMC@solixinc.com ..

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The Department of Health Awards 31 Grants to Researchers Working to Cure Cancer and Tobacco-Related Diseases

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health today announces the summer 2013 research grant funding awards for 31 projects to find cures for cancer and tobacco-related diseases that affect Florida’s families. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Florida, claiming 41,696 Florida lives in 2012. “This peer reviewed program is directing research dollars to projects that will help Florida’s families with innovative and life-saving treatments,” said Secretary of Health and State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong. “The recipients of these new grant awards are addressing many of the biggest challenges we face in finding cures for cancer and tobacco-related diseases.” ..

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MOFFITT CANCER CENTER HOSTED FLORIDA HEALTH EQUITY RESEARCH INSTITUTE SUMMIT

In September, Moffitt Cancer Center hosted the first-ever Florida Health Equity Research Institute Summit. The goal of the gathering, which included more than 100 health disparities experts from academic and research, was to promote and foster collaborative efforts to address health disparities in Florida, especially in areas with limited health-care resources. Institutions that are a part of the institute include Bethune-Cookman University, Florida A&M University, Florida International University, Florida State University, Moffitt Cancer Center, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Miami and University of South Florida. ..

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