CRISP News... You Heard it Here First!



Welcome to the Team Bahrija!

Heather is our newest addition to the team! To read more about Bahrija and all of our amazing team members, click here


Welcome to the Team Heather!

Heather is our newest addition to the team! To read more about Heather and all of our amazing team members, click here

Dr. V's Surprise Birthday Party 

There was no other way to celebrate Dr. V's Golden Jubilee then with a surprise party! 
Happiest of birthdays to the best boss ever!




CRISP gets a logo!

CRISP logo designed by Ashley Whitmer


Moffitt Symposium 2023

Paige Lake presented her research on family history and quality of life-related factors associated with Adolescent and Young Adult cancer patient requests for fertility consultations. Click on image to watch the full video.

HPV Vaccine Recommendations by Age: A Survey of Providers in Federally Qualified Health Centers

Dr. Vadaparampil summarizes a study of recommendation practices of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among clinicians in federally qualified health center settings and safety net settings. 



Meet our Newest Team Member... Baby Sahil! 

Congratulations to Sarita Pathak on delivering a beautiful baby boy. Welcome to the world Baby Sahil!



Farewell Jessica!

Jessica joined Moffitt in July 2021 when she was accepted into Moffitt's T32 Behavioral Oncology Postdoctoral Training Program under mentorship from Dr. Vadaparampil. She has been an amazing team member and we all wish her the best of luck! 




ACT WONDERS Kickoff Meeting

Dr. Susan Vadaparampil and Dr. Dana Rollison host a Moffitt investigator kick off meeting for their newly funded U01 grant, ACT WONDERS (Advancing Clinical Trials: Working through Outreach, Navigation, and Digitally Enabled Referral and Recruitment Strategies).


Core team (first row to back): Lindsay Fuzzell, Susan Vadaparampil, Rossybelle Amorrortu, Yayi Zhao, Dana Rollison


ACT Wonders Team (first row to back): Cathy Meade, Rossybelle Amorrortu, Margaret Byre, Yayi Zhao, Kedar Kirtane, Nate Stanley, Bob Gore, Clement Gwede, Hatem Soliman, Dana Rollison, Susan Vadaparampil, Steven Eschrich, Lindsay Fuzzell



Welcome to the Team Sarita!

Sarita is our newest addition to the team! To read more about Sarita and all of our amazing team members, click here


🎃 Halloween 2022 👻


Ashley & Bianca jumped on a Zoom call to get a photo together in their costumes! (Bianca is Rafael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ashley is Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus)


Ashley striking a pose in her Winifred Sanderson costume.


Dr. Vadaparampil Visits the White House


As part of the Biden Administration's Cancer Moonshot, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden hosted an event at the White House to launch the ACS National Roundtables on Breast and Cervical Cancer. Moffitt's Dr. Susan Vadaparampil was able to attend the launch at the White House as a member of the ACS National Roundtable on Cervical Cancer steering committee.



Dr. Rivera Rivera Awarded the SBM Bridging the Gap Research Award!

The Bridging the Gap Research Award is awarded to one postdoctoral student member annually. Congratulations Dr. Jessica Rivera Rivera on being selected as a recipient of the 2022 SBM Bridging the Gap Research Award!


2022 CRISP Lab Interns

Congratulations to our wonderful 2022 CRISP Lab interns mentored by Dr. Lindsay Fuzzell!


Tripura Vosuri, USF undergraduate SPARK intern in the CRISP Lab, presents research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cervical cancer screening.


Ebin Mathew, USF undergraduate intern in the CRISP Lab, Ebin Mathew, presents work on hepatitis C virus education at USF Research Day.


Sylea Lowery, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine medical student intern in the CRISP Lab, presents qualitative research on patient and provider perspectives on vaccine-based treatments for cervical cancer.


Farewell Jenny!

Jenny has been a huge part of our team for so long. She has been with Moffitt for over ten years and with the CRISP team for five! Although she will be greatly missed, we wish her nothing but happiness and success!


Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Conference 2022


Jessica Rivera Rivera was selected to give an oral presentation titled "Communication about Skin Cancer Risk and Prevention among Hispanic People".


Welcome to the Team Ashley!

Ashley is our newest addition to the team! To read more about Ashley and all of our amazing team members, click here


Meet our newest team member... Baby Liam


Congratulations to Jessica Rivera Rivera, our team's recent Postdoctoral Fellow, on delivering a beautiful baby boy. Welcome to the world Baby Liam!



Welcome 2021 Student Summer Intern Michelle!

Michelle Moskal is a senior at the University of Notre Dame studying Biological Sciences with a concentration in Cell & Developmental Biology. She has previously worked with the team and is looking forward to working with everyone again!



An Interview with Dr. Vadaparampil 

Dr. Vadaparampil recently sat down for a one-on-one interview with Moffitt's Women in Oncology Magazine! Click here to read on as Dr. Vadaparampil describes the restorative power of connecting with others and why she needs more "Moffitt time." 


Dr. Vadaparampil Accepts ACS Award 

Dr. Susan Vadaparampil was awarded the St. George Award by the American Cancer Society. She is one of a dozen winners from across the country. The St. George Award recognizes outstanding volunteers who have demonstrated ongoing leadership in community, mission delivery, and/or governance. Additionally they have significantly contributed to furthering the ACS's strategic goals and mission-driven programs. Congratulations!




Welcome to the Team Waleska!


Waleska is our newest addition to the team! Read more here. 



Congratulations Dr. Conley!

Dr. Claire Conley is the sole winner of this year's prestigious American Society of Preventive Oncology-Breast Cancer Research Foundation 2019 Research Fellowship in Cancer Research award. The project Dr. Conley submitted is titled "Barriers to Screening Breast MRI Utilization among Patients at Elevated Risk (B-SUPER)." Although women at high risk for breast cancer should have annual breast MRI's, few women actually receive this screening. This study will provide patients who receive care in the community setting to share their perspectives on the barriers to receiving breast MRI.


Congratulations to Dr. Vadaparampil!

Dr. Vadaparampil received an American Cancer Society (ACS) Research Scholars grant for cervical cancer screening research. To celebrate the award, ACS held a Research Award Presentation at Hope Lodge on Friday, May 17th, 2019. Some of the ACS Board Members were in attendance, along with local leadership and volunteers, and she gave a really lovely talk. Congrats Dr. Vadaparampil!


The Vadaparampil Lab Participates in Team Building Activity 

Dr. Vadaparampil's team building activity at the Rolling Pin in Brandon.
The team took a cooking class where they learned how to cook an amazing southern Italian meal!