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The time is now to educate

Annual Report - Winter 2013

Elementary school students, college graduates, health care professionals, tomorrow’s scientists and doctors, surgeons and nurses are among the many who take the training and knowledge gained at 
MD Anderson into the community, the region, the nation and the world.

Student broadens his scientific knowledge

The path that Chien-Hung Chen, Ph.D., followed to figure out his career goals started while pursuing a master’s degree in life sciences at the National Tsing Hua University in his native Taiwan.

  • Sarbassov opens lab to Kazakhstan trainees

Photo: Wyatt McSpadden

Health Adventures creates interest early

For 20 fifth-graders and the volunteers who mentor them, one Saturday morning a month is anything but lazy. As part of the Health Adventures program, wheelchair races may be on the schedule, as well as trying out a treadmill, performing surgery on a stuffed animal or touring a lab.

  • Ted Bowen: Behind the fun and games

Physician assistants in high demand

Physician assistants are critical members of the cancer care team — licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician. And as the population of older adults increases, more are needed.

  • Fellows fill current, future needs

Hands-on environment to test surgical skills

Nicholas Levine, M.D., calls the Microsurgical and Endoscopic Center for Clinical Applications his field of dreams. It's a place where MD Anderson’s residents and fellows can hone their surgical skills and rehearse complex, multidisciplinary cases without venturing far from campus.

  • Surgical training goes modular

Dynamic duo co-leads graduate school

It’s run by two schools: Why not have two deans? This new leadership formula at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is one that mixes equal parts logic and irrationality.

MD Anderson trainees: The next generation

Infographic: MD Anderson has a rich tradition of preparing the next generation of physicians, scientists, nurses and allied health professionals through a range of educational programs.

Summit on cervical cancer

Infographic: In 2012, MD Anderson hosted a cervical cancer summit that attracted 150 people from 40 Texas organizations.

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