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UCF Young Adult Patient Naviagation Programs Expanding

The energy around UCF’s Young Adult Patient Navigation program keeps growing.  Our newest navigator, Lindsay Ammons, began working this month at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital.  Lindsay has a Masters in Social Work and clinical experience working … Continue reading

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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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JustAdvice: Navigating Patients through the Legal System

Last night, I had the opportunity to speak at the annual JustAdvice Year End Reception. JustAdvice is a program through the University of Maryland Law School (UMSOL) that seeks to provide legal services to lower middle class and working poor … 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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For Chris

Today we honor the life of my brother-in-law, Christopher Reilly. Chris passed away last Saturday at the University of Maryland Medical Center from complications due to stomach cancer. Chris was just shy of 51 when he died, technically no longer … Continue reading

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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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Fertility Preservation, Patient Navigation and Cancer Survivorship

March is Women’s History Month and an appropriate time to blog about one of the most rewarding and complex parts of my work as a patient navigator- supporting young women in their decision making processes related to fertility preservation options … Continue reading

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