Following up on National Nurses Week, I want to take this time to acknowledge and appreciate the outstanding Oncology Nursing community at Smilow Cancer Hospital and its Care Centers.
Oncology nursing requires special skill - not only must the nurse possess superior knowledge and clinical and research expertise, he or she must have a special combination of compassion, empathy, and sensitivity. In short, what all of us know as an incredible capacity to care.
I also want to commend our research nurses on their tireless work and commitment to clinical research at Smilow. The nursing team is largely responsible for the increased participation in clinical trials we have seen over the last 12 months and I am grateful for their efforts.
Abe Lopman, Cathy Lyons, and I receive many letters from patients and families about their experience at Smilow. What comes through consistently are the amazing stories of how the nurses connect with those for whom we care. It is that "connection" that is at the heart of our patient experience and it is our nurses who are the ones who show us how to do it.
Congratulations to all!
2012 Award Recipients:
YNHH Nursing Excellence Award for Nursing Education:
Smilow Excellence in Oncology Nursing Awards:
Sandy Hurd - Breast Center
Cheryl Corso - NP 11
Smilow PCA Award for Excellence:
Cancer Survivors Day
Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven will celebrate Cancer Survivors Day with our patients and their families tomorrow at Yale's West Campus. The event will begin at 11 AM with a keynote presentation by Carolyn Taylor, cancer survivor and founder of Global Focus on Cancer.
This is a family friendly event, and your families are invited to join in the celebration with our patients and their families. Kids' activities will include a Moon Bounce, Video Game Truck, Ice Cream Truck, Arts and Crafts, and Human Hamster Balls.
At 12:00, we will host a picnic supper with entertainment by local band, String Theorie. Please encourage your patients to attend with their families.
Please join us for a visit and presentation by Dr. Robert Croyle, NCI Director of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, from 12-1 PM today in the Cohen Auditorium, Yale Child Study Center. Lunch will be served. We look forward to seeing you at this great presentation and exchange of ideas of the future of cancer research.
Funding and Award Opportunities
Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Medical Research Grants
To support the conduct of innovative and insightful medical research on the hematologic malignancies. Funds are provided for basic or clinical research that will lead to novel therapeutic approaches that could replace, or be used in combination with effective therapies for lymphoma, leukemia, and related cancers of the blood. For assistant professors with an MD or PhD. $225,000 to be used over 3 years.
The Avon Foundation for Women "Safety Net" program supports public, community, and safety net hospitals and health care systems that provide breast care to low-income, at-risk, uninsured and underinsured individuals. The goal of this initiative is to support programs that improve access to quality breast diagnostics and access to treatment for the medically underserved. A demonstrated commitment to providing health care to underserved populations will be considered in the review process.
Yale School of Public Health Ovarian Cancer Research Grants
This annual award is made possible by a generous gift from the Tina Brozman Foundation.The award is to provide funding for a pilot project in ovarian cancer prevention, detection, and survivorship research, which would ultimately lead to national peer-reviewed grants.
Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, and Research Track faculty of all ranks are eligible to apply. There are no restrictions for citizenship. A one-year grant up to $25,000 will be awarded and will commence on July 1, 2012.
Program Project Development Grants ($900,000) provide funds for ovarian cancer research projects that may involve several investigators within one institution or collaborations between groups in multiple institutions.
Liz Tilberis Scholars awards ($450,000) are for investigators in their first academic faculty appointment. This award is open to physician-scientists (Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology) and Ph.D. scientists.
Ann Schreiber Research Training Programs of Excellence grant ($75,000) funds post-doctoral trainees working in established ovarian cancer research groups.