Decreasing the Donor Deficit is Feb. 19 Schwartz Grand Rounds

A panel of health care providers, students, patients and caregivers will talk about "Decreasing the Donor Deficit" at the Schwartz Grand Rounds, Feb. 19, at noon in the Sorrell Center, Room 2018.

Decreasing the Donor Deficit is one of the student-run programs through the Service Learning Academy, College of Public Health. The program works to raise awareness to cancer treatment by bone marrow transplantation and the recruitment of new donors.

Panelists will provide personal stories about how the bone marrow transplant program has made a difference in their lives. Lunch will be provided to the first 65 attendees

Panel members are:

  • Anthony Ross - Patient
  • Stephanie Ross - Wife/caregiver
  • Donna Baldwin - Patient
  • Mojtaba Akhtari, M.D., assistant professor, oncology/hematology
  • Risa Zimmerman, outpatient supervisor, oncology/hematology
  • Kassandra Connell - Decreasing the Donor Deficit student leader, M2

Schwartz Center RoundsĀ® sessions are open to all employees, affiliated clinicians, trainees and other authorized personnel.


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Sharing lessons learned

The panel aims to:
  • Describe the non-clinical aspects of patient care;
  • Identify the human dimension of health care through discussion of the material presented;
  • Identify ways to enhance their communication with other caregivers and patients;
  • Describe ways to strengthen teamwork among caregivers; and
  • Describe specific cultural aspects of care.