NEWS & EVENTS
The CCPD at UCSF has plans for a Pituitary Support Group
The newly established California Center for Pituitary Disorders at The University of California in San Francisco under the medical directorship of Dr. Lewis S. Blevins Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P. . plans to start a pituitary support group soon. It will consist of physicians, and patients. For more information watch for an update on this site or contact Angelica Caguin firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-353-7500, 866-559-5543
Daniel F. Kelly, M.D., joins The John Wayne Cancer Institute at St. John's Health Center as Medical Director of the Neuro-Endocrine Tumor Center.Daniel F. Kelly, M.D., who served as director of the UCLA Pituitary Tumor & Neuroendocrine Program for the past 10 years, has joined the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI) at St. John's Health Center located in Santa Monica, CA. as medical director of the newly established Neuro-Endocrine Tumor Center (NETC).
The Pituitary Support Group meetings that were formerly held at UCLA, with Support Group Facilitators Sharmyn McGraw and Krystina Trzaskowski are now being held at the John Wayne Cancer Institute 2200 Santa Monica Blvd. 2nd Floor - Santa Monica, CA. 90404 For more information call Dr. Daniel F. Kelly’s office (310) 582-7450 or click here > Neuro-Endocrine Tumor Center to go to the NETC website.
Pituitary Support Group celebrates Cushing's Awareness Day Resolution
Pituitary Support Group
Meeting Facilitator/Patient Advocate
(second row, on the right)
More support group attendees!
< Daniel F. Kelly, M.D.
SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today announced the designation of April 8, 2008 as “National Cushing’s Syndrome Awareness Day.” Inhofe’s resolution (S. Res. 498) creating the designation passed the Senate last night by unanimous consent. Inhofe introduced this resolution to broaden public awareness and show his continued support for those suffering from this disease.
“Cushing’s syndrome often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, many times leading to death, because the initial symptoms are shared with a number of milder illnesses,” Inhofe said. “Since awareness is low, doctors do not always run the tests necessary for diagnosis, and patients do not know to ask for them. It is my hope that ‘National Cushing’s Syndrome Awareness Day’ will help Oklahomans and everyone suffering with this disease to receive the best possible health care.”
April 8 is the chosen date for Cushing's Awareness Day in honor of Harvey Cushing’s birthday.
Harvey Cushing is the neurosurgeon who discovered Cushing's Syndrome.
Send a picture of your awareness day event to CUSHOrg@aol.com and we will post it on this page.
CUSH would like to thank Senator Inhofe for supporting this resolution creating its designation. Also special thanks to Suzanne Melede (Senator Inhofe's assistant), Cheryl Farrar (CUSH Vice President) and everyone else who helped to get this resolution passed!
If you would like to thank the senators personally you can find their contact information by clicking on the link below. This is the second year that this resolution was passed and it has to be voted on each year. In an effort to keep Cushing's awareness day running concurrent each year please contact your senators and ask them for their continued support of the resolution each year.
Click here: U.S. Senate: Senators Home