Recap: Grand Rounds with Felicia Knaul, Ph.D.

Felicia Knaul, Ph.D.

Felicia Knaul, Ph.D.
Photo credit: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang, NIH Medical Arts

Nearly 200 CCR staff attended a special Grand Rounds lecture this month featuring Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., an expert in palliative care. Dr. Knaul, a professor at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Director of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, discussed the unequal access to pain and palliative care around the world, particularly related to morphine for pain relief, and the critical importance of educating providers. Orwa Aboud, a clinical fellow in the Neuro-Oncology Branch said, “I thought this was a tremendous opportunity to learn about global health and palliative care.”

The lecture, held February 1, was sponsored by CCR’s Women Scientist Advisors (WSAs).  Following the lecture, trainees and young investigators had the opportunity to discuss career planning, work-life balance, the importance of passion in your work, prioritizing and goal-setting with Dr. Knaul. 

“I think both events were fantastic," said Ofelia Olivero, Ph.D., Chief of NCI’s Intramural Diversity Workforce Branch. “Felicia was engaging and extremely inspirational. Showing (trainees) a new dimension that is behind the test tube.”

Learn more about the WSAs and CCR’s female investigators.

Summary Posted: Tue, 02/19/2019