Miles for Moffitt / Children's Mental Health Research
The fifth annual “Miles for Moffitt” is coming up May 15th at USF’s Tampa campus, with Moffitt Cancer Center research once again being the recipient of all proceeds raised by the event. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT has a preview of “Miles for Moffitt,” which includes five different races and a ceremony to honor cancer survivors.
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.
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.
Dr. Butterfoss and fellow conference keynote speaker, Dr. Gary Blau, Chief of the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration say the Conference is a testimony to USF's commitment to the community.
Miles for Moffitt
Children's Mental Health Research
23rd Annual Childrenâ€™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."
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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.