Woriax Speaks on Bridging Bench and Bedside (2.2.22)

Hannah Woriax

On Feb. 2 at noon, the Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership will host assistant professor and Duke Health fellowship-trained breast surgeon Hannah Woriax, MD, for a virtual lecture (with CME credit available) — “Bridging the Bench and Bedside: The Amalgam of Academic Medicine and Its Effect on a Cancer Patient Experience.”

Woriax, a member of the Lumbee Tribe who practices at the Duke Cancer Network-affiliated Scotland Cancer Treatment Center and Gibson Cancer Center will review several patient case scenarios that demonstrate how recent landmark research studies have drastically changed the treatment course. She will then go through a few scenarios relevant to her current patient population specifically and will conclude by discussing potential research possibilities for the future. (Get to know her in this Inside Duke Health interview: Family inspires Hannah Woriax's medical career)

This virtual lecture, marketed simultaneously as a course, is intended for medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists, hematologists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, radiologic technologists, researchers, pharmacists, trainees, allied health personnel, and others who are interested in care for patients and survivors in North Carolina.

Learn More: Find more information about the event — learning objectives, handouts, and a registration link — here: https://learn.unclcn.org/content/bridging-bench-and-bedside-amalgam-academic-medicine-and-its-effect-cancer-patient 

Continuing Medical Education Credit: Registration for CME credit requires that users create a UNC ONYN account if they don't already have one.

Create a free UNC ONYN account Then, once logged in, select “Live Courses” and you will see Dr. Woriax’s presentation listed.

Non-CME-credit:If you DO NOT wish to receive CME credit, but wish to join this webinar directly though Zoom, you may bypass the UNC Lineberger Learning Portal by registering directly at http://www.saicep.org/zoom (The SAICEP link will automatically re-direct you to a UNC Lineberger Event Registration form)


The community outreach and engagement teams from Duke Cancer Institute, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center launched, in 2021, a unique initiative that focuses on understanding and addressing the cancer-related health needs of American Indian communities in their catchment areas and beyond.

Called the Southeastern American Indian Cancer Health Equity Partnership (SAICEP), the three institutions are collaborating on several initiatives within the partnership to address the stark disparities in cancer experienced by American Indian communities in North Carolina. The state is home to the largest American Indian population in the Eastern U.S., represented by eight tribes and four urban Indian centers. 

For more information on the tri-university SAICEP partnership, launched in 2021, read this article on the DCI blog: New Directions: DCI, UNC, & Wake Forest Partner with NC Indigenous Communities on Cancer Health.

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