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Trish Greene Quality of Life Award winner named

Dr. Abby Rosenberg honored for outstanding research work.

The Trish Greene Quality of Life Award, a national honor, is presented to an outstanding investigator in the field of quality of life. The 2021 recipient is Abby R. Rosenberg, MD, MS, MA, from Seattle, WA. 

“Dr. Rosenberg is a leader in the field of pediatric oncology. Her research helps adolescent cancer survivors build resilience skills throughout their cancer journey,” said Ellie Daniels, MD, MPH, senior vice president, Extramural Discovery Science. “Her evidence-based approach developed with support from ACS funding has led to multiple large grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).”

The Trish Greene Quality of Life Award recognizes the importance of the contributions of researchers who have devoted a significant portion of their careers to the various areas of quality of life and have accomplished outstanding research that benefits cancer patients and their families. The award honors the life and work of the late Patricia (Trish) Greene, RN, Ph.D., who served in a variety of roles as both a volunteer and staff member throughout her 20-year association with the ACS.

More about Dr. Rosenberg

Abby R. Rosenberg, MD, MS, MA, is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Washington (UW). She serves as the director of the Palliative Care and Resilience (PCAR) Lab at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI), the Director of Pediatrics at the UW Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence, and the Director of Survivorship and Outcomes Research in Pediatric Oncology at the UW. She is also involved in various national organizations at the leadership level – this includes serving as the Chair of the Ethics Committee within the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Co-Chair of the Scientific Program for the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the Associate Editor-in-Chief of "Palliative Care Fast Article Summaries for Clinicians." Dr. Rosenberg is an ACS peer reviewer and is chair for the Cancer Treatment, Survivorship and Palliative Care Peer Review Committee. 

Dr. Rosenberg's research focuses on developing programs to help patients and families with serious illness build resilience, thus alleviating suffering and improving quality of life. Through her work as program co-director for the University of Washington T32 program in Palliative Care Research and lead mentor in the PCAR lab, Dr. Rosenberg is active in training the next generation of palliative care and supportive oncology clinician–scientists at the postdoctoral and junior faculty level.

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