On Saturday, May 19, over 30 caregivers of UCSF patients with brain tumors gathered for a day dedicated to their own well-being. “The best way for us as doctors to take care of our patients is to take care of our caregivers as well,” said neuro-oncologist Jennie Taylor, MD.
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For much of the year, Abigail Levinson Marks is a clinical psychologist in private practice and a mother of three lively boys. But every Fall, she becomes camp counselor, inspiration, and guide to more than a dozen families navigating the same experience hers has.
At age 24, Sheri Sobrato Brisson was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. At the time, people had a hard time understanding what she was going through.
Arman Jahangiri never intended on becoming an MD/PhD student. But during medical school, towards the end of his research fellowship, he made a discovery that would change the trajectory of his career.
“Many of our girls want to go into medical careers,” explained Van Tuyl “but often lack the opportunity to explore the diverse career paths that health care encompasses.”
Organized by long-time supporters Randi Murray, Cathy Podell, and Marritje Greene, the event raised funds for a unique program that has become a model for other health care organizations around the country.