Category Archives: Patient Navigation

In their SHOES

In reflecting on the last couple of weeks, I thought I would write a little bit about some of the people I have chatted with this week. Each week and each day I have the privilege of meeting some very … Continue reading

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Ryan’s Story

On April 12, 2011 Ryan was on his way to class and wasn’t feeling like his usual self. He felt very weak, tired, and out of breath. Thinking that he maybe catching a cold he went to the University Health … Continue reading

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Cigarettes and Cancer

May is a good month in which to blog about tobacco, smoking and cancer. May 31st is the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day and May 8th – 14th is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week. When smoking … Continue reading

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Understanding Patient Navigation

I recently joined UCF as a Program Associate, responsible for expanding Ulman’s successful Young Adult Patient Navigation Program, launched at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore, to new cancer centers.  So, what is patient navigation, why do … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome

For the past couple of months, we have been talking with the Head of Oncology at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) in Towson about getting our services into their hospital to benefit their young adult population. After many meetings, … Continue reading

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Learning Something New

I learn a lot of from the young adult patients I serve. Regularly they teach me about resilience, loyalty and grace—hope in the face of unimaginable stress and odds.  These moments motivate me to come to work each day and … Continue reading

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UCF in NYC

Last week, I had the privilege to attend an amazing patient navigation training lead by the man who started the concept in the NYC neighborhood of Harlem, Dr. Harold P. Freeman. I had been looking forward to the training for a … Continue reading

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