ORLANDO, Fla. (WTXL) - Governor Rick Scott announced that over $16 million in research funding was awarded a number of universities and cancer research centers across the state, including Florida A&M University.
“These important projects not only help us discover more about how to prevent and treat these terrible diseases, but also keep world-class researchers in our state," said Scott. "We all know someone who has been impacted by cancer, and I am proud to continue working with our incredible research institutes as we fight to find a cure.”
State Surgeon General and Secretary Dr. Celeste Philip said, “Investing in Florida’s research institutions to effect change in the areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment is critical to the future of health care innovation in our state.”
The following organizations received awards:
Florida A&M University - $94,810 for one project;
Florida Atlantic University - $622,683 for one project;
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute - $7,162,380 for six projects;
University of Florida - $2,648,986 for two projects; and
University of Miami - $5,728,856 for six projects.
The funding supports a new series of projects related to cancer and tobacco-related diseases, including prevention and treatment, health disparities, treatment-related morbidities and the development of investigational new drugs.