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Dr. Tworoger at the Cancer Epidemiology retreat

Our physical and intellectual environment fosters team science through meetings, seminars, retreats, and mentoring across the educational spectrum including junior faculty. We engage in a variety of forums that galvanize communication and foster collaboration among our faculty and faculty in other departments and research programs. The goal of these standing activities is to create a dynamic and innovative environment focused on maximizing research to address cancer-related problems.

Grand Rounds in Population Science (GRIPS)

These monthly seminars feature presentations on cancer prevention and control research by outside speakers. During their visit, invited speakers meet with both faculty and trainees for cross-fertilization of research ideas.

Program meetings

Scheduled program meetings are held eight times per year and provide a forum for program members to learn about Moffitt resources useful for their research activities and to hear about completed research, studies in progress, or planned investigations from colleagues.


Bi-monthly Cancer Epidemiology "teas" provide an informal setting for discussion of a spectrum of topics including novel research ideas, troubleshooting, the latest published findings, obstacles to the scientific or academic process, and others’ ongoing research. Bring yourself, bring a friend, bring your mug, and enjoy this creative time with your colleagues.


Program retreats occur as needed and allow deeper-dive conversations to advance our exceptional research. 

Our most recent retreat took place in March 2022.  This was our first in-person programmatic event since the COVID pandemic hit.  Retreat attendees enjoyed a day of collegiality discussing three important programmatic topics followed by fun and laughter using irons and woods.