Karmanos Cancer Institute
Award Winning Care

Award Winning Care

McLaren Health Care has earned the following awards:

Susan Eggly, Ph.D., wins two 2020 Telly Awards

Congratulations to Susan Eggly, Ph.D., professor and a member of the Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine and her research team for being recognized with gold and silver 2020 Telly Awards. These accolades were given for the Partnering Around Cancer Clinical Trials (PACCT) informational video. The gold was won in the category of Non-Broadcast: Employee Communications and the silver for Non-Broadcast: General Recruit...

Susan Eggly, Ph.D., wins two 2020 Telly Awards
June 2020

Kay Carolin recognized as a 2020 Crain’s COVID-19 Hero

Congratulations to Kay Carolin, chief nursing officer at Karmanos Cancer Institute, for being recognized as a 2020 Crain’s COVID-19 Hero! This special section recognizes those who were on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, whether in hospitals or businesses, who stepped up in unimaginable circumstances to save lives. From Crain’s Detroit Business: When the coronavirus pandemic swept through Michigan, the stakes were especially high at the only cancer-specific hospital in the state. The responsib...

Kay Carolin recognized as a 2020 Crain’s COVID-19 Hero
June 2020

Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., named 2020 Crain's Health Care Hero

Congratulations to Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, for being recognized as a 2020 Crain’s Health Care Hero! This award celebrates outstanding people who are dedicated to breaking down barriers in the health care system, improving access to care, and above all, serving patients. Dr. Bepler’s leadership and vision have allowed Karmanos Cancer Institute to expand outstanding cancer care throughout the state of Michigan, giving patients their best chance in the fight again...

Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., named 2020 Crain's Health Care Hero
June 2020

Lauren Lawrence named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Health

Congratulations to Lauren Lawrence, vice president, Karmanos Cancer Network, who was named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Health. Lawrence’s “experience and understanding of complex geo-political considerations makes her an essential executive for Karmanos Cancer Institute,” said Karmanos Cancer Hospital President Justin Klamerus, M.D., MMM. The year’s list includes 41 women who are making a difference for patients, their businesses and in the field. Those who know them praise their vision, acumen and ...

Lauren Lawrence named one of Crain’s Notable Women in Health
March 2020

Karmanos awarded President's Trophy for second year in a row by McLaren Health Care

For the second year in a row, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named the recipient of the President’s Trophy by the McLaren Health Care system. The award was presented at the McLaren Health Care Annual Meeting. “This award means we have been recognized as the top subsidiary in the entire McLaren Health Care system, as a result of exceeding expectations in clinical quality, patient safety, operations, fiscal responsibility and patient satisfaction,” said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., pres...

Karmanos awarded President's Trophy for second year in a row by McLaren Health Care
January 2020

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2020 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award® for 2020. Previously, Karmanos had been ranked as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award from 2011-2012, as well as 2014-2019. Karmanos is one of 431 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for cancer care in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award. The award also signifies that Karmanos is in the t...

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute receives the 2020 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care
December 2019

Dr. Steven Daveluy receives national honor from the American Academy of Dermatology

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologists Steven Daveluy, M.D., FAAD, assistant professor of Dermatology at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Benjamin Workman, M.D., FAAD, former WSU Dermatology resident, as Patient Care Heroes for their teamwork with oncologists to diagnose a rare condition affecting just one in 1 million patients known as drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome. Sarah Shark of Bay City, Mich., was prescribe...

December 2019

Stephan Patrick, Ph.D., named 2019 Kales Award winner

Stephan Patrick, Ph.D., has focused his research on studying how cancer cells respond to chemotherapy to improve treatment options for patients. Dr. Patrick began his Ph.D. program in 1994 where he noted, "I was drawn to platinum-based drugs in trying to understand how they function and determine how cancer cells become resistant to therapy." Dr. Patrick, associate professor in the Department of Oncology and member of the Molecular Therapeutics Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute since ...

Stephan Patrick, Ph.D., named 2019 Kales Award winner
October 2019

Karmanos physicians named HOUR Detroit’s 2019 Top Docs

Several physicians from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have been named to HOUR Detroit's 2019 Top Doctors list, which appears in the October 2019 edition of Hour Detroit Magazine. Each year, the publication conducts an online peer-to-peer review survey to determine the top physicians in southeastern Michigan. The publication requires hospitals only to list active "primary" physicians, even though others have privileges. Physicians are nominated and voted on by their peers. The M.D.'s or D.O.'...

Karmanos physicians named HOUR Detroit’s 2019 Top Docs
September 2019

Karmanos Cancer Institute nurse Ashley Kaake honored with Nightingale Award for extraordinary service

Ashley Kaake, RN, BSN, CCRN, critical staff nurse at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, was recently selected by Oakland University to receive the Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence in the category of Staff Nurse Practice. The Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence is presented to a nurse who demonstrates excellence in direct patient care delivered in a hospital, clinic or sub-acute care facility. This individual is dedicated to quality, compassionate care of patients and prom...

Karmanos Cancer Institute nurse Ashley Kaake honored with Nightingale Award for extraordinary service
May 2019

Karmano Cancer Institute names first DAISY Award winner

Left to right: Brenda Kaufman, BSN, RN, manager, 8 Webber North; Gail Grunkemeyer, BSN, RN, OCN; and Kay Carolin, MSA, RN, chief nursing officer.  Gail Grunkemeyer, BSN, RN, OCN, staff nurse, 8 Webber North, has been named the first ever Karmanos Cancer Institute DAISY Award recipient for her exceptional care. A family member of a patient nominated Gail for the honor. The nominator wrote, “We truly appreciate all the time and effort Gail put in to support our family. While those all seem like routi...

Karmano Cancer Institute names first DAISY Award winner
May 2019

Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University awarded prestigious grant

Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit and its academic partner Wayne State University received the prestigious LAPS Grant (Lead Academic Participating Sites) for the second time. The LAPS Grant is a national recognition honoring outstanding clinical and academic leadership who help advance cancer research. A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center since 1978, Karmanos has consistently met and exceeded clinical trial enrollment accruals to advance science and help make new cancer ...

December 2018

Karmanos Morey Cancer Center Receives Recognition for High-Quality Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States

Karmanos Morey Cancer Center has been recognized by the QOPI ® Certification Program LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO ® ), as successfully completing a three-year certification program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care. The QOPI ® Certification Program builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI ® ). “We are extremely proud of this recognition, knowing all o...

Karmanos Morey Cancer Center Receives Recognition for High-Quality Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States
December 2018

The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Bay Region Receives Recognition for High-Quality Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States

The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Bay Region has been recognized by the QOPI ® Certification Program LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO ® ), as successfully completing a three-year certification program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care. The QOPI ® Certification Program builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI ® ). “On behalf of Drs. Cook, Abramson, ...

The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Bay Region Receives Recognition for High-Quality Cancer Care from Largest Oncology Society in United States
December 2018

Karmanos physicians named Hour Detroit's 2018 Top Doctors

Physicians from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute have been named to Hour Detroit's 2018 Top Doctors list, which appears in the October 2018 edition of Hour Detroit. The publication conducted an online peer-to-peer review survey to determine the top physicians in southeastern Michigan. Physicians are nominated and voted on by their peers. The M.D.'s or D.O.'s on the list, practice their specialty/specialties in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties. Congratulations to ev...

October 2018

Karmanos researcher to receive Wayne State University Academy of Scholars Junior Faculty Award

Congratulations to Asfar Azmi, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Oncology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine, who has been selected for the Wayne State University Academy of Scholars Junior Faculty Award for the 2018-19 academic year. This award is given annually on the basis of outstanding academic accomplishments to three or four junior faculty members at the assistant professor or non-tenured associate professor level in the natura...

May 2018

Asra N. Shaik named the second Leonard N. Simons Fellow

Pictured left to right: Michele Cote, Ph.D., Simons Fellow Asra N. Shaik and Larry Matherly, Ph.D.  The second Leonard N. Simons Award for Exemplary Research and Scholarly Achievement was presented to Asra N. Shaik, a fifth year M.D./Ph.D. student, in the prestigious Cancer Biology Graduate Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine. She received the award during the eighth annual Cancer Biology Research Symposium on Friday, March 23, 2018. As...

Asra N. Shaik named the second Leonard N. Simons Fellow
April 2018

Duo win prestigious pathology award for endometrial cancer study

Rouba Ali-Fehmi, M.D. and Eman Abdulfattah, M.D. A Karmanos Cancer Institute pathologist and Wayne State University School of Medicine professor and her protégé have won the 2018 Award in Surgical Pathology from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Rouba Ali-Fehmi, M.D., pathologist, Karmanos Cancer Institute and WSU professor of Pathology, and Eman Abdulfattah, M.D., a fourth-year Pathology resident, received the Stowell-Orbison Award during USCAP’s annual meeting in Vancouver in March....

Duo win prestigious pathology award for endometrial cancer study
April 2018

Karmanos’ Asfar Azmi, Ph.D., secures R01 grant for research into treating metastatic pancreatic cancer

Asfar Azmi, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Oncology at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), secured a multi-year $1,761,375 RO1 grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute for his research titled, “Clinical Translation of Nuclear Protein Export inhibitor in Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer.” The grant number is 1RO1CA215427-01A1 and continuing into 2022. His co-investigators include Ramzi Mohammad, ...

January 2018

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute receives 2018 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care & Research

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care & Research by the Women’s Choice Award for 2018. Previously, Karmanos had been ranked as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care  by the Women’s Choice Award, from 2011-2012, as well as 2014-2017. A hospital must have earned the prestigious National Cancer Institute (NCI) accreditation to receive the award for cancer care and research. Karmanos has continuously held the NCI’s highest...

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute receives 2018 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care & Research
January 2018

Dr. Erlene Seymour receives prestigious Recent Alumni Award for 2018 through Wayne State University

Erlene Seymour, M.D., member of the Malignant Hematology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and assistant professor in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Recent Alumni Award from the school of medicine. She was nominated by Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Karmanos. Dr. Seymour will receive the award during the Medical Alumni Reunion Dinner on Saturday, May 19, 201...

December 2017

Dr. Erlene Seymour receives prestigious Recent Alumni Award for 2018 through Wayne State University

Erlene Seymour, M.D., member of the Malignant Hematology Multidisciplinary Team at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and assistant professor in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Recent Alumni Award from the school of medicine. She was nominated by Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Karmanos. Dr. Seymour will receive the award during the Medical Alumni Reunion Dinner on Saturday, May 19, 201...

Dr. Erlene Seymour receives prestigious Recent Alumni Award for 2018 through Wayne State University
December 2017

Karmanos president & CEO elected to Association of American Cancer Institutes Board

Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) Board of Directors, effective October 15. AACI comprises 97 leading cancer research centers in North America and is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer by enhancing the impact of these leading academic cancer centers. “I am honored and pleased to be elected to the AACI Board of Directors that represents elit...

Karmanos president & CEO elected to Association of American Cancer Institutes Board
October 2017

Medical Oncology Practice at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice

  The Medical Oncology practice of Singh and Arora, PC, at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI Certification Program provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet the highest standards for quality cancer care.  

Medical Oncology Practice at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice
October 2017

Cancer Biology Graduate Program successfully renews long-running training grant

Larry Matherly, Ph.D., associate center director of Basic Sciences at Karmanos Cancer Institute and director of the Cancer Biology Graduate Program in the Department of Oncology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has successfully renewed a five-year, $1,328,390 training grant (T32 CA009531) from the National Cancer Institute for the Cancer Biology Graduate Program. The renewal of the training grant until 2022 has secured 35 years of continuous support of the program. According to Gerold B...

August 2017

Karmanos’ Radiation Oncology Services receives reaccreditation by the American College of Radiology

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit and Farmington Hills has been re-accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for Radiation Oncology Services. The current accreditation period is good through June 30, 2020. The program was first accredited in 2014 and is typically a three-year cycle. The ACR program provides an evaluation of patient care by a third-party; an impartial peer review of Karmanos’ operations, personnel, equipment, treatment planning, patient electronic medical r...

Karmanos’ Radiation Oncology Services receives reaccreditation by the American College of Radiology
April 2017

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care. Karmanos Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, is one of 412 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for cancer care in the U.S. and is in the top 8 percent of 4,789 U.S. hospitals offering cancer care services. A hospital...

Karmanos Cancer Institute receives 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care
February 2017

Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University receive grant to conduct nation’s largest study of factors affecting African Americans with cancer

The Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine will launch the nation’s largest study of African American cancer survivors to better understand disproportionately high incidence and mortality from cancer and its impact on this specific patient population.  The study is being funded with a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Principal Investigators Ann G. Schwartz, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor and deputy center director, and Terrance Albrech...

Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University receive grant to conduct nation’s largest study of factors affecting African Americans with cancer
February 2017

Karmanos Cancer Institute named Screening Center of Excellence

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute’s main campus in Detroit, along with Karmanos’ Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center in Farmington Hills, Mich., have been designated a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA). This designation highlights Karmanos Cancer Institute’s ongoing commitment to responsible <a href=" /karmanos/lung-cancer-screening-program-at-karmanos"> lung cancer screening</a>. These two centers are among eight screening centers curre...

Karmanos Cancer Institute named Screening Center of Excellence
November 2016