Celebrating Impact at the 2022 Annual Update & Awards Celebration
Kathryn Mileham, MD, a member of LCI’s Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee shared research program highlights including the following 2021 grantees:
- Emily Ray, MD, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2021 Career Development Award Recipient
- Chuan-Yuan Li, PhD, Duke University, 2021 Vicky Amidon Innovation in Lung Cancer Research Award Recipient
The awards program concluded with a celebration of the remarkable advocates who had a significant impact on the lung cancer community over the past year. Emily Parks, Secretary, Board of Directors presented our 2021 awards to six outstanding recipients who all come from different backgrounds and communities across NC, and embody the core values of Lung Cancer Initiative.
2021 Advocates of the Year
Jared Weiss, MD, 2021 Healthcare Professional of the Year
Dr. Jared Weiss is an oncologist, researcher, and former member of LCI’s Board of Directors. Dr. Weiss has worked tirelessly to provide quality patient care and innovative clinical technology for his lung cancer patients. He has also tremendously supported the lung cancer community through advocacy, promoting community and physician education at a number of community events. Dr. Weiss also manages an online forum for cancer patients, CancerGrace.org. In addition to being an innovative leader in research, he shows true compassion for those in his care and around him.