Executive Director To Host 7th Annual Anniversary Celebration

August 10, 2017
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, executive director, Duke Cancer Institute, will host the Seventh Annual DCI Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the lobby of Duke Cancer Center.

The annual event celebrates the previous year’s milestones while also recognizing the achievements and exceptional service of DCI faculty and staff. Duke Cancer Institute will present Superstar Awards in the following categories:

  • Exceptional Care – this award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary effort to support and care for a cancer patient(s).
  • Exceptional Colleague – this award recognizes an individual who demonstrates extraordinary effort in support of a colleague(s).
  • Lifetime Achievement – this award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence throughout his or her career.

For a second year, the anniversary celebration will featured the acoustic music of Daniel Nickels, RN, an ICU nurse at Duke Raleigh Hospital. Nickels, a rising singer-songwriter, launched a fundraising campaign last year, dedicating the proceeds from his debut album, The Answer, to breast cancer research at Duke. The DCI Anniversary Celebration will also include heavy hors d'oeuvres, a drawing for prizes and a red carpet photobooth.

Award winners will be announced at the DCI Anniversary Celebration. Superstar nominations are due to Corinne Grodski by Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. Click on link to download nomination form DCIAwardNomForm.