December OCSA One Health Champions

We end our year-long One Health Champion Series by introducing four very special OCSA supporters and the One Health Conversation in Action!

Shohreh Shahabi, MD, is the chief of the division of gynecologic oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “Dr. Shahabi is an outstanding leader in gynecologic oncology, who puts her patients first. She is at the forefront of medical and surgical advances in her field, runs innovative clinical research programs and is instrumental in sharing her knowledge and experience with her residents and fellows who will be our future physician leaders,” said Serdar Bulun, MD, chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “Her expertise provides an opportunity to broaden the scope of patient care by putting research findings into clinical practice for personalized therapies.” Jointly with Sheldon Rubin, DVM, Dr. Shahabi graciously led the OCSA NW Side Team at their Dog Walk on September 13, 2015

Mario Javier Pineda, MD is a Gynecologic Oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is actively involved in the investigation of gynecologic malignancies at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. According to OCSA Board member Dr. Julian Schink, “he is the future.” Jointly with several veterinarians, including the former CEO of the One Health Commission, Dr. Roger Mahr, Dr. Pineda graciously led the OCSA St. Charles Dog Walk team at their Dog Walk on September 13, 2015.

Drucella Stingley, RN, received the Nancy Anderson Award for Excellence in Gynecologic Oncology Nursing in 2015. The award, presented by John Lurain, MD was established in 2010 in honor of Nancy Anderson, MSN, RN, by the family of Marcia Stenn, who lost her life to ovarian cancer. Dru, otherwise known as “one of the angels who rock” has made a huge difference in the lives of her patients. She was the oncology nurse caring for Susan Roman and Katelyn Klepitsch. And what does she do in her spare time? She runs full or half marathons or “walks” in support of ovarian cancer awareness and research, of course.

Lori Clemens, ovarian cancer survivor, was diagnosed in February 2003 at age 48. Her diagnosis was a fluke. She understands how very blessed she is. When she was diagnosed, she knew no one who had ovarian cancer let alone survived it. She gives back. She supports several ovarian cancer organizations including OCSA. She has created a monthly forum for ovarian cancer survivors to share stories and support each other. Just by chance, she attended the 2011 Dog Walk and was surprised to finally meet, in person, the ovarian cancer survivor she had been mentoring and it was none other than OCSA Advisory board member Dorothy Malone!! At that same event, she met OCSA co-founder Susan Roman too.

Read about all of OCSA’s One Health Champions on our website!

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