There was a packed house in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Atrium last Wednesday where several WVU Medicine and Cancer Institute faculty and staff and others gathered to join the Cancer Institute in honoring Dr. Richard Goldberg as the Laurence S. and Jean J. DeLynn Chair of Oncology.
WVU Cancer Institute Deputy Director and Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Education Laura Gibson called the event an opportunity to celebrate Dr. Goldberg joining WVU and his leadership for moving the Cancer Institute forward. Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences Clay Marsh presented Dr. Goldberg a personalized captain’s chair in honor of his appointment as an endowed chair.
“He’s an eminent scholar, has gotten a lot of grant funding, opened two cancer centers, is an expert clinician, and has a great heart," Marsh said. “I can think of no finer leader to sit in this chair and to help build WVU’s Cancer Program for us and the state of West Virginia.”
Dr. Marsh also thanked Tea Time attendees for the work they do to help people and impact lives.
“There’s a sense of community and a sense of momentum at WVU,” Goldberg said. “We’ll accomplish great things together, and it is an honor for me to be here.”
His wife Lynda extended her appreciation. “We’ve been very welcomed and everyone has been loving and kind,” she said.
Amy Broadwater of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania is hoping to brighten the spirits of patients at the WVU Cancer Institute Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center this holiday season. A Stella & Dot independent stylist, Broadwater asked her customers and friends to purchase bags from her company’s business as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign. She ended up with 22 bags, which she stuffed with socks, candy and notebooks using her commission from the bag sales to pay for the items, then donated the bags to the Cancer Center to give to patients. “My hope is that the gift bags will help ease the burden that patients may be experiencing and help them realize that others are thinking about them,” Broadwater said.
The Harrison County Breast Cancer Awareness Committee held an elimination dinner recently at the Best Western in Bridgeport and unanimously decided to donate all of the money from the fundraiser – $5,000 – to the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus) to offset the costs of Bus visits to Harrison County.
WVU Medicine and WVU Health Sciences faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the holidays Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Market@WVU, located on the ground floor of the WVU Health Sciences Center. (A separate event for night-shift employees is set for Thursday, Dec. 14, from 1-3 a.m. in the Ruby Cafeteria.)