UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine Fall 2015 - Page 2

UAB COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER contents Director Edward E. Partridge, M.D. 2015 • VOLUME XXXI • NUMBER 3 Associate Directors Etty Benveniste, Ph.D. Ravi Bhatia, M.D. Smita Bhatia, M.D, M.P.H. Mary-Ann Bjornsti, Ph.D. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., R.D. Harry Erba, M.D., Ph.D. Martin Heslin, M.D. Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., M.P.H. Richard Whitley, M.D. Director Emeritus and Advisor to the Director Albert F. LoBuglio, M.D. Senior Advisors Kirby I. Bland, M.D. James Bonner, M.D. Mona Fouad, M.D., M.P.H. COVER STORY 10 Associate Director for Administration Michael Bertram, Ph.D., M.B.A. OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS Development Coordinator Courtney Armstrong Director of Communications Beena Thannickal Director of Education and Supportive Services Teri Hoenemeyer, M.S.H.A. SURVIVOR PROFILE............. 10 Kaileb McIntyre RESEARCH UPDATE.............12 CENTER PROFILE...................15 ADVISORY BOARD NAMES NEW MEMBERS.... 23 CLINICAL UPDATE................18 UAB Study Shows Dramatic Cost Savings for Cancer Patients OUTREACH...............................20 Evolution of the CHAs 24 VOLUNTEER PROFILE..........24 Vicki Denaburg GIVING There are a variety of ways to give to the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by RESEARCH BRIEFS................ 26 INSIDE VIEW.......................... 32 In Memoriam: Dolly O’Neal Senior Director of Development and Community Relations Chris Thomason, CFRE UAB COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER MAGAZINE Medical Advisor Edward E. Partridge, M.D. Project Manager Josh Till, APR Writers Kathy Bowers, APR Hilary Meares Beena Thannickal Josh Till, APR law and may be designated for the cancer Art Director Erick Guillen or research area of your choice. Every dollar Copy Editor Josh Till, APR stays here in Birmingham and is directly applied to cancer research and treatment. NEWS AND EVENTS............29 Manager, Corporate Development and Special Events Ashley Foster Editor Josh Till, APR TO THE CENTER Smita Bhatia, M.D., M.P.H. QUICK TAKES FEATURES Envisioning the Future GIVING BACK WOMEN in SCIENCE 2 Editor, Communications and Publications Josh Till, APR Donations may be made by visiting the Cancer Center’s Web site, uab.edu/cancer, or by calling the Office of Development and Community Relations at (205) 934-1603. Photographers Nik Layman Dustin Massey Steve Wood Printing American Printing Co. Produced by the Office of Development and Community Relations. news from the director IN THIS ISSUE of UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine, we introduce you to some of our senior leaders as part of our special “ v