Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., MPH, associate director, Population Sciences and Cancer Disparity, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has been named Vice Chair of the Florida Cancer Control & Research Advisory Council (C-Crab), a two-year term.
The council, which consists of 15 appointed members, was founded by state statute in 1979 to advise the Legislature, governor and surgeon general on ways to reduce Florida’s cancer burden. Among the council’s responsibilities is creating a statewide cancer research plan and drafting the state’s annual cancer report which is presented to the Florida Legislature.
“C-CRAB develops the cancer control plan for Florida, which serves as a roadmap by which to improve cancer outcomes for our State. I’m honored to play a leadership role in ensuring the plan is successfully implemented and can move us closer towards the promise of cancer equity for all Floridians” said Dr. Kobetz, who is also Vice Provost for Research + Scholarship at the University of Miami. “Together, we can do great things, informed by science, and its translation to evidence-based, public health practice.