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    Congratulations to Elisabeth Heath, M.D., FACP , associate center director of Translational Sciences and leader of the Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos Cancer Institute and professor at Wayne State School of Medicine for receiving the 2020 Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Challenge Award. Dr. Heath serves as principal investigator, alongside Peter Nelson, M.D. of the University of Washington, on the project titled PC-REACTR: A Multidimensional Tumor Atlas to Overcome Prostate Ca...

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    Congratulations to Isaac Powell, M.D., member of the Genitourinary Oncology Multidisciplinary Team. Dr. Powell has been awarded a Presidential Citation by the American Urological Association (AUA). This award recognizes Dr. Powell’s outstanding contributions regarding the biology, genetics and environmental impact of prostate cancer in African American men. Presidential Citations are presented to individuals deemed to have significantly promoted the cause of urology. Each recipient is chosen by the AUA ...

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    Michele Cote, Ph.D. professor of oncology, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University, is this year’s recipient of the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2020 John Snow Award, which is given annually to recognize an outstanding epidemiologist for excellence in epidemiologic practice or research. The awards ceremony took place at the virtual APHA meeting on October 26, 2020. The award honors the late English physician John Snow, M.D. (1813-1858), considered one of the founders of moder...

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care and one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers by the Women’s Choice Award® , America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. These awards signify that Karmanos Cancer Institute is in the top two percent of 4,542 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services. A hospital must be designated by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer Classification (ACS CoC) as one of f...

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    For a fourth year in a row, and fifth time overall, McLaren Northern Michigan was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health™. Hospitals named as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital perform better in numerous clinical, operational, and financial benchmarks compared to similar hospitals. This achievement means McLaren Northern Michigan patients spend less on procedures, have shorter stays at the hospital, experience less complications, and the community has advanced leadin...

  • McLaren Greater Lansing has been designated by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBS) as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care. Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care® is a directory created to identify facilities with proven expertise in delivering specialty care. The Distinction Center Program was developed with input from the medical community and evaluates hospitals’ specialty care and their ability to deliver high-quality outcomes.

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    The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) with the 2020 Spirit of Collaboration Award for the work completed by the Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement . The Spirit of Collaboration Award is the highest honor the Michigan Cancer Consortium presents to member organizations, recognizing outstanding collaborative work that significantly moves cancer prevention and control activities forward in Mic...

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    Lauren Hamel (left) and Misako Nagasaka, M.D. (right) Karmanos Cancer Institute congratulates Lauren M. Hamel, Ph.D., assistant professor and member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM) and Misako Nagasaka, M.D., member of the Thoracic and Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Teams at Karmanos Cancer Institute and assistant professor at WSU SOM for being named among the nation’s 40 Under 40 in Cance...

  • McLaren St. Luke’s has received certification from DNV GL Healthcare as a Primary Plus Stroke Center, affirming the hospital’s readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical problems. The Primary Plus Stroke Center certification program is designed to evaluate the coordination of stroke care and guide clinical outcomes. Types of patients who might seek care from a Primary Plus Stroke Center include patients with ischemic strokes, large vessel occlusions, hemorrhagic strokes or strokes from u...

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    A team at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University has been approved for a $149,324 funding award through the Eugene Washington Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Awards program to support a new project: “Supporting Detroit Communities as Leaders and Partners in COVID-19 Research.” The funds will support a COVID-19-related project enhancement to the previously funded and ongoing project, “Best Practices to Engage Black Men in the Development of a Cancer Health Eq...