|Jane Meza, Ph.D.|
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has developed a free patient information webinar on non-small cell lung cancer treatment. Registration for the Aug. 16 webinar at noon (CDT) can be made here. The NCCN is a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world's leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center is one of the 25 NCCN member institutions. The NCCN is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN member institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system.
Kaleb Michaud, Ph.D., internal medicine-rheumatology, has received a Rheumatology Research Foundation award for $400,000. Dr. Michaud has developed an electronic mobile health tool for the capture of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) activity measures in the rheumatology clinic. This trial, which involves seven U.S. clinics and 1,000 patients, will collect one to three additional RA measures at normal clinic visits. Dr. Michaud will compare the data to that collected in common paper forms to develop highly standardized measures that can be used to provide quantitative evidence for controlling RA and other inflammatory arthritis.
Jane, Congratulations on Leadership Omaha!! Carol Russell