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Sylvester Firefighter Cancer Pilot Project

The deadline for the current funding period has past.

Goals and Purpose

Through the support of a State of Florida appropriation, the Firefighter Cancer Initiative (FCI) was launched in 2015 at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in the University of Miami to study firefighters’ exposure to carcinogens, their risks for developing cancer, and methods of education for prevention, screening, and early detection. Since then, researchers have been working closely with fire departments on various projects to learn more about these critical issues and to identify improved safety measures to reduce risk.

Award Description

The Firefighter Cancer Pilot Project program welcomes new pilot grant proposals that incorporate a Total Worker Health approach to cancer control and prevention in the fire service. Pilot projects that examine organizational- and worker level factors that contribute to cancer burden and control in the Florida fire service are highly encouraged.

Pilot grants of $50,000 (10-months duration) will provide funds to support the use of the existing FCI data and/or data resources from the four years of the FCI to stimulate new research for extramural funding. Applicants are encouraged to contact current FCI co-investigators and project directors to learn about the specific on-going FCI projects, resources and data available for this call of firefighter pilot project proposals.

*For submission process contact:
Alma Ramirez, MBA
Phone: 305-243-4108

*For FCI Information contact:
Jessica Diaz, MSEd
Phone: 305-243-2083