Dominica Anderson, a certified nursing assistant in post-anesthesia care, is the 2014 recipient of the Julie and Ben Rogers Award for Excellence in Patient Care.
The $15,000 award recognizes employees who excel in their work and dedication to MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer. Its focus rotates annually among patient care, research, education, prevention and administration.
This year’s finalists, who received $1,500, are:
- Thomas Aloia, M.D., associate professor of Surgery, Surgical Oncology; deputy chair for Education; associate director, Gastrointestinal Center Program; director, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and International Surgical Oncology Fellowships
- Maria Cielo Foudray, RN, senior research nurse, Leukemia
- Ellen Manzullo, M.D., professor, deputy division head (clinical), Internal Medicine; deputy chair (clinical), General Internal Medicine; chief, section for General Internal Medicine
- Nancy Perrier, M.D., Walter and Ruth Sterling Endowed Professor; professor of Surgical Oncology; chief, Surgical Endocrinology; director, Surgical Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program; associate director, Multidisciplinary Endocrine Center
Regina Rogers, a senior member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors, established the award in 1987 to honor her parents, the late Julie and Ben Rogers, and to show appreciation for the treatment her brother and her mother received at the institution.
“My parents would be proud that this award recognizes MD Anderson employees who reflect their own genuine concern for others,” says Rogers.