HOBI Faculty Members Participate in Cancer Research Conference for Science Teachers

Four faculty members in the Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (HOBI) and UF’s Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP) are participating in the “Cancer Research Conference for Science Teachers” sponsored by the UF Health Cancer Center on July 18 and 19.

Featured speakers at the conference include Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., professor and department chair of HOBI, director of ICHP and associate director for population sciences at the UF Health Cancer Center; Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D., assistant professor in HOBI; and Stephanie Staras, Ph.D., associate professor in HOBI. Sarah Szurek, Ph.D., assistant research scientist in HOBI, is participating in a panel discussion. Szurek also currently serves as the program director for community outreach and engagement at the UF Health Cancer Center.

The “Cancer Research Conference for Science Teachers” is a free, two-day event hosted by the UF Health Cancer Center.  The conference aims to bring together science teachers and cancer community educators from Florida communities to learn about cutting-edge research taking place at UF and to give the scientific community at UF the opportunity to engage with community educators.

“The conference provides an opportunity to expand our community outreach and learn about how the UF Health Cancer Center can strengthen interactions with local educators,” Szurek said. “With this conference, our ultimate goal is to build relationships and start a dialogue with teachers and educators who we recognize as having a special place in the communities they serve.”