Awards and Honors
2007 Editor’s Choice Award for “Hope” poem. International Library of Poetry.
2007 Silver Medal from American Society of Healthcare Publications, category “Regular Column: Contributed” for “View from the Other Side of the Stethoscope.”
2006 Tree of Life Award.National Office Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
2006 Book of the Year Award, category “Consumer Health Publication” awarded by the American Journal of Nursing for When a Parent has Cancer: A Guide to Caring for Your Children.
2005 Torah Fund Honoree.Congregation Beth Torah. January 30, 2005
2004-2005 Inclusion in Consumers’ Research Council of America’s “Guide to America’s Top Physicians” www.consumersresearchcncl.org
2002 Alan J. Underberg Lecturer.Davey Memorial Award Dinner.James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. Rochester, N.Y. October 3, 2002
2002 Outstanding Service Award.Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
2001 Together Award.Cure for Lymphoma Foundation.
2001 (Inaugural) Ellen Glesby Cohen Leadership Award from the Lymphoma Research Foundation of America
2000 Governor's Award for Health; Inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame
1998 Natalie Davis Spingarn Writer's Award from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
1997 Elected to Fellowship of American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.)
1995 Barrett Lectureship in Oncology.Baylor Medical Center. Dallas, Texas.
1978 Dr. John H. Leak Memorial Summer Fellowship for Study in Oncology. Clinical Clerkship in Radiation Therapy at Stanford University. Preceptor, Dr. Sarah Donaldson
1977 Summer Fellowship in Preventative Medicine.University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. "Preventive Gynecological Care in College Women"