August 4, 2020 - I'm Not Done Yet/Duke Cancer Institute Panel Discussion
Lars Wagner, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center, Durham, NC
Dr. Wagner earned his medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his pediatrics residency at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Following faculty appointments at the University of Utah and the University of Cincinnati, he has spent the last five years as professor of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Children’s Miracle Network Research Chair in Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky
Dr. Wagner’s clinical and translational research is primarily focused on solid tumors. He has led national phase I and II trials through the Children’s Oncology Group as well as the New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy Consortium and the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Specifically, he is interested in the development of combination therapies for sarcoma, which couples well with his clinical interests, including sarcoma and pediatric brain tumors.
Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT
Director of Cancer Support and Survivorship
Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC
Dr. Corbett received her MS and PhD from Nova Southeastern University, FL, in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a specialization in Medical Family Therapy. Her area of clinical expertise is the psychosocial care of patients diagnosed with cancer and their families. Her research involves learning about how cancer impacts patients, family members, and their relationships. She leads a multidisciplinary psycho-social team comprised of clinicians and researchers: including Medical Family Therapists, Oncology Recreation Therapists, Child Life Specialists, patient navigators, and psychologists. Dr. Corbett’s team also consists of additional members who coordinate volunteer services, self-image programs, and external relations. She has also designed and oversees a psycho-social oncology training program, for masters and doctoral students, that prepares these clinicians and researchers for careers in psycho-social oncology. Dr. Corbett presents regionally and nationally in the areas of clinical supervision, distress screening and management in oncology care, the family experience of cancer, and the psychosocial components of cancer care. All Dr. Corbett’s work is relationally-focused, and this lens is used in the development and oversight of programs.
Gary Maslow, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical Director for Child Psychiatry Services
Medical Director Duke Cancer Institute Psychiatry Service
Medical Director for Integrated Mental Health Programs
Co-Chief Division of Child, Family, and Community Mental Health
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Gary Maslow, MD, MPH is a general pediatrician and child and adolescent psychiatrist with training in public health. He completed three residencies in pediatrics, psychiatry and child and adolescent and psychiatry at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University after attending Dartmouth Medical School. For the past 20 years he has been involved in developing peer support programs for youth with chronic illness including a program now at Duke called Adolescents Transitioning to Leadership and Success (ATLAS) that is a mentoring program with Duke student mentors and high school aged mentees that is in its 10th year. Dr. Maslow leads a multi-disciplinary team that includes social workers, psychologists, pediatricians, nurses, and child psychiatrists that is devoted to developing and disseminating peer support intervention for young adults with chronic illness and their families. Dr. Maslow is the co-PI of a National Institute of Nursing Research study titled: Peer i-Coaching for Activated Self-Management Optimization (PICASO) in Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Conditions. PiCASO aims to use peer coaching to improve self-management skills and coping for young adults with a range of chronic conditions, including AYA cancer survivors. Bobby’s Coaches was developed last year as a specific peer coaching program for young adult cancer survivors and their parents. Building on the PiCASO research, the Bobby’s Coaches program will continue to grow to support young adults and their parents with a range of chronic condition.
Kelly Acharya, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist
Director of the Duke Fertility Preservation Program
Dr. Acharya is passionate about providing personalized and high-quality reproductive endocrinology and fertility care to patients from all walks of life. As the director of the Duke Fertility Preservation Program as well as the Reproductive Endocrinology Liaison for the Duke Prematurity Prevention clinic, she strives to assist women with fertility options in the face of difficult medical and reproductive conditions. She feels honored to be able to provide hope for patients struggling to build their family now or in the future.
Dr. Acharya has a strong interest in evidence-based medicine and in using the most up-to-date methods to provide individualized care for each of her patients. Her research interests include optimizing success rates in IVF, the impact of environmental factors on fertility, fertility options in the setting of a cancer diagnosis and fertility-threatening benign conditions such as endometriosis and sickle cell anemia. Her clinical interests include general infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, fertility preservation and egg freezing, recurrent pregnancy loss, minimizing risk of premature delivery through individualized fertility care and adolescent reproductive disorders.
Coleman Mills, MA, CCRP
Manager of Teen and Young Adult Oncology and Oncofertility Programs
Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC
Mr. Mills received his MA in Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he examined how exercise can improve outcomes in cancer survivors. Coleman was previously the Research Program Leader for the Duke Center for Onco-Primary Care and is a graduate of the Duke Management Academy, a year-long course investing in Duke’s current and future leaders. He continuously works with various research teams, advisory boards and support programs to address the unique issues faced by teen and young adult oncology patients. Coleman has extensive experience in working with adolescents and young adults, co-directing a summer surf camp in the Outer Banks of NC for nearly a decade. His research interests are in cancer survivorship, improving treatment-related side effects, and mobile health interventions. The Duke Teen and Young Adult Oncology Program under Coleman’s leadership includes a dedicated Patient Navigator, Medical Family Therapist, Psychologist, and Recreation Therapist.