Awards & Honors
2019 finalist for forthcoming Eddie awards, category “Regular column or blog in Healthcare/Medical/Nursing” for “View from the Other Side of the Stethoscope” in Oncology Times.
2018 American College of Physicians' Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award for Scholarly Activities in the Humanities and the History of Medicine
2016 Winner of Eddie award, category "Series of Articles in Healthcare/Medical/Nursing" for “View from the Other Side of the Stethoscope” in Oncology Times.
2015 Silver Medal from American Society of Healthcare Publications Editors, category “Regular Column: Contributed” for “View from the Other Side of the Stethoscope” in Oncology Times.
2007 Editor’s Choice Award for “Hope” poem. International Library of Poetry.
2007 Silver Medal from American Society of Healthcare Publications Editors, category “Regular Column: Contributed” for “View from the Other Side of the Stethoscope” in Oncology Times.
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 Institute. 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. 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"