UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine E-Edition 2017 - Page 2

Message from the Dean 2017 • VOLUME X X XIII • NUMBER 2 contents REFLECTIONS FROM THE DIRECTOR...............................4 FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1992 PROFILE OF DR. EDWARD PARTRIDGE..........7 THANK YOU NOTES....................10 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS..................12 GIVING TO TO THE CENTER There are a variety of ways to give to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law and may be designated for the cancer or research area of your choice. Every dollar stays here in Birmingham and is directly applied to cancer research and treatment. Donations may be made by visiting the Cancer Center’s Web site,, or by calling the Office of Development and Community Relations at (205) 934-1603. For almost 10 years, Ed Partridge has been the leader of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center—all during a time of tremendous growth for the center. During this time, Ed has been a transformative figure in expanding and enhancing the center through his leadership and faculty support. Under his guidance, the center has distinguished itself as a hub of innovation and advancement in cancer care and research. The UAB Cancer Center was one of the first 11 in the country formed as a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. This means that we have undergone a rigorous review by the NCI, allowing us to create an infrastructure to utilize state-of-the- art technology and provide advanced care to our patients. Ed has set the standard for providing exceptional patient care. He is an outstanding physician, clinician-scientist, and educator who has devoted his life’s work to eliminating health disparities in cancer care. Ed has been the recipient of numerous prestigious grants and awards, many of which focus on our most underserved areas throughout the southeast, and has earned national and international acclaim for his efforts to combat health disparities in cancer care. He is also highly regarded for his unwavering dedication to caring for patients with cancer, particularly gynecological malignancies. Ed has developed invaluable partnerships with other regional hospitals and institutions to create a network that brings UAB cancer care closer to home for patients. He has established trainee programs with historically minority colleges. And most of all, he has steered this organization with determination and a collaborative spirit necessary for the success of a matrixed cancer center. Recently, Ed directed the renewal of our comprehensive cancer core grant, setting the stage for our continued success. Thank you for your dedication and many contributions to UAB and the cancer health care landscape, Ed. You have truly embodied the role of this institution. Selwyn Vickers, M.D. Senior Vice President of Medicine and Dean, School of Medicine IVE COMPREHENS NTER CANCER CE N U MBER 1 ME X X XII • 2016 • VOLU ENSIVE COMPREH E S I G N AT E D C E 19 71 AN NCI-D ENTER SIN CANCER C For a free subscription to UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, please call (205) 975-3967 or send an e-mail with your name and address to LLED A DRUG CA Hope Comprehensi ies at the UAB Phas e I Stud er ve Cancer Cent C U A B C C # K N O W