Category Archive: Awards

Mar 17

Kastan, Modrich Elected Fellows Of The AACR Academy Class Of 2017

Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director, Duke Cancer Institute, and Paul Modrich, PhD, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, have been elected as Fellows of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Academy Class of 2017. The AACR Academy serves to recognize and honor distinguished scientists whose major scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation …

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Mar 13

Goins Competes For Woman Of The Year

Jennifer Goins, a program coordinator for Duke Department of Immunology, has been nominated to compete in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2017 Woman of the Year campaign. Goins hopes to help bring leukemia, a disease to which she lost her two-year-old nephew, to its proper end. “It is a devastating loss for my sister, …

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Mar 13

Thomas LeBlanc Appointed AAHPM Fellow

Thomas LeBlanc, MD, MA, MHS, was recently appointed a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). LeBlanc, a cell therapy and hematologic malignancies specialist as well as a medical oncologist and palliative medicine specialist, was also recognized by AAHPM in 2015 as an Inspirational Leader Under 40. According to the American Academy of Hospice …

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Mar 10

Bone Marrow Transplant Patient Turned ABMT Nurse Awarded

At their annual meeting last month, the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) presented the “Blood Marrow & Transplant Clinical Trials Network Coordinator of the Year Award” to Matt Williamson, BSN, RN, a clinical research nurse coordinator for Duke Medical Center’s Adult Blood & Marrow Transplant Program (ABMT). A cancer survivor who …

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Feb 20

Tackling Human Brain Tumors by First Growing Them in a Dish

Duke and UNC researchers receive CTSA Consortium Collaborative Pilot Award to develop a new way to study cancer For doctors and patients, the fight against cancer can be a lot like an exceedingly tricky version of the classic arcade game of whack-a-mole. You might beat back a tumor or part of a tumor, only to …

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Feb 02

Three DCI Physician-Scientists Elected to the ASCI Class of 2017

Five Duke School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Class of 2017. Membership in this organization is a distinction recognizing excellence and outstanding achievement for physician-scientists representing a diverse range of disciplines and specialties. Of the five selected, three are members of the Duke Cancer Institute: …

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Jan 13

Donald McDonnell To Receive 2017 Robert Ruffolo Career Achievement Award in Pharmacology

Donald McDonnell, PhD, has been named by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) to receive the 2017 Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Award in Pharmacology. McDonnell is being recognized for his genetic and pharmacological dissection of steroid receptor signal transduction pathways and the development of novel estrogen and androgen receptor modulators with therapeutic applications. The Ruffolo …

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Nov 14

Duke Cancer Institute Announces 2016 Superstars

Duke Cancer Institute held its Sixth Annual Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Hosted by DCI executive director Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, the event, which celebrates the previous year’s milestones, recognized achievements and exceptional service in the form of Superstar Awards, including Lifetime Achievement, Exceptional Care and Exceptional Colleague. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award …

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Nov 08

Innovative Cancer Research the Focus of DCI Scientific Retreat  

Duke Cancer Institute hosted the Fourth Annual DCI Scientific Retreat on Friday, Oct. 28, at Bay 7 in the American Tobacco District in Durham. The event featured the second-annual *O. Michael Colvin Memorial Lecture, which was presented by Levi A. Garraway, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. For the first time …

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Nov 04

Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh is Press Ganey ‘Team of the Year’

Duke Women’s Cancer Care Raleigh has received the inaugural “Team of the Year” award from Press Ganey for exceptional teamwork in transforming an outdated facility into a comprehensive clinic that provides a full spectrum of women’s cancer services. “The award justifiably honors an outstanding team that demonstrated throughout a challenging transition an unwavering commitment to …

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