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Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) Blog provides updates, organizational announcements, the latest in funding opportunities and information on upcoming conferences and symposiums. This blog also highlights inspiring patient stories and the accomplishments and achievements of DCI faculty and staff. Subscribers are invited to submit story ideas and other news of interest. Email submissions and feedback to Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, Duke Cancer Institute.

FON Announces 2018 Nursing Excellence Award Winners

Since 1998, the DUHS Friends of Nursing (FON) Program has championed the careers and professional development of more than 1,000 Duke University Health System nurses. Each year Friends of Nursing hosts an annual gala in which “extraordinary” nurses from throughout the health system are recognized...

After 50 Years Of Nursing, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Life Goes On

Laura Houchin, MSN, RN, who retires later this month after 48 years of nursing, has worked many “a hard-day’s night.” If there’s one thing she won’t miss, it’s her alarm clock. But leaving is bittersweet. Few know better than Houchin how to pilot the many challenges new nurses encounter after...

Diehl Receives National Award For Inspiring Students 

Anna Mae E. Diehl, MD, the Florence McAllister Professor of Medicine and professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, was recently named to receive the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award, a national award given annually by the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust. The award is given to current...

LeBlanc Receives International Clinical Impact Award

Thomas LeBlanc, MD , a practicing hematologic oncologist and palliative care physician at Duke Cancer Institute, recently received the 2018 European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC) Clinical Impact Award. The European Association for Palliative Care is a membership organization dedicated to...

LeBlanc And Abernethy Patient-Care Paper Recognized

A journal article by hematologic oncologist, palliative care physician, and associate professor of medicine Thomas LeBlanc, MD , and adjunct professor of medicine Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD , has been recognized as a paper that could " Change the World, One Article At A Time " by Springer Nature...

Staff Recognized For Years Of Service

May is Duke Appreciation month, a celebration of 38,000 staff and faculty members who keep Duke University and Health System thriving. As part of the celebration, Duke honors nearly 4,000 employees who are marking career milestones of 10,15, 20 and more years of service. Ronda Pulliam , radiologic...

Barrett Named To Receive 2018 Inclusive Excellence Award

Nadine J. Barrett, PhD, director of DCI’s Office of Health Equity (OHE), was recently named by the Duke University School of Medicine (SoM) Office of Diversity and Inclusion to receive the 2018 Michelle P. Winn Inclusive Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes individuals within Duke...

Research Award Established In Honor Of DCI Executive Director

In 2002 the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) launched Molecular Cancer Research ( MCR ) appointing Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, to the helm as the publication’s founding editor-in-chief. Kastan, executive director of Duke Cancer Institute, is recognized as having attracted scientific...

McDonnell Named Komen Scholar, Joins Board

The Susan G. Komen Foundation recently announced the selection of 10 new members to the national Komen Scholars program, including Donald McDonnell, PhD, professor and chairman of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology and the Glaxo-Wellcome professor of Molecular and Cancer Biology. “It is a great honor...

Study Led By Oeffinger Receives $3 Million

A team of multi-institution researchers led by Kevin Oeffinger, MD, has been awarded a four-year, $3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute for their “EMPOWER-II Study” to promote breast cancer screening in women who survived childhood cancer. “Secondary to the therapies that cured...

Frith Named To Receive A Meritorious Service Award

Jennifer Frith, MSN, RN, OCN, NE-BC, who directs clinical operations for Inpatient Oncology and Adult Blood and Marrow and Cell Therapy (ABMT), was recently named to receive a 2018 Presidential Award, the highest honor given by Duke University to its faculty and staff. In a nomination sent to the...

Kane Named Certified Breast Care Nurse of the Year

Duke Cancer Center ambulatory care nurse Susan Kane, RN, BSN, CBCN, CNIII, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN) of the Year Award by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation — “chosen from among the best in the country as a shining example of...

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