City of Hope Gives von Gunten Humanitarian Award

 

January 28, 2008  |  

Charles von Gunten, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSD, is the 2007 recipient of the Sarnat Distinguished Humanitarian Award, given by the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in recognition of outstanding scientific and humanitarian achievement in hospice and palliative care. 

Charles von Gunten, M.D., Ph. D.

Charles von Gunten, M.D., Ph. D.

Von Gunten is a member of the Moores UCSD Cancer Center, and medical director of the Doris A. Howell Service, a clinical consultation service for palliative and supportive care, which is based at the Cancer Center. He holds an established investigator award from the National Cancer Institute and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Palliative Medicine. He also holds the position of Provost of the Center for Palliative Studies at San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care, which sponsors the largest fellowship program in palliative medicine in the U.S.  

This is the 12th year the Sarnat award has been given by the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California.

###

Media Contact: Nancy Stringer, 619-543-6163, nstringer@ucsd.edu


Related Specialties

UCSD Moores Cancer Center


Media Contact

Share This Article


Related News

10/19/2017
University of California San Diego researchers have developed the first 3D spatial visualization tool for mapping “’omics” data onto whole organs. The tool helps researchers and clinicians understand ...
10/18/2017
Modeling the interplay between neurons and astrocytes derived from children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues i ...
10/10/2017
Despite a diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer and ongoing chemotherapy, Mike Levine boarded a plane this past weekend destined for Kona, Hawaii, where he will compete in one of the most grueling o ...
10/10/2017
Approximately 10 percent of Americans take a proton pump inhibitor drug to relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn and acid reflux. That percentage can be much higher for people with chronic liver dise ...



Follow Us