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New Massey Research Pavilion fosters collaboration among cancer researchers

McLoughlin

A new hub for cancer research known as the Massey Research Pavilion opened in April 2013 in the VCU School of Medicine’s McGlothlin Medical Education Center, a new 12-story, 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building. The Massey Research Pavilion—located on floors 11 and 12—provides 27,000-square-feet of dedicated space for VCU Massey Cancer Center’s clinical trials research, cancer prevention and control research and Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care chair, Steven Grossman, M.D., Ph.D., and his administrators. Each floor is appointed with a suite of research offices and conference rooms.

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Two Massey genetic counselors appointed to state advisory board

John Quillin and Heather Creswick

Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced the appointment of Heather A. Creswick, M.S., C.G.C., and John M. Quillin, Ph.D., C.G.C., both genetic counselors at VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Familial Cancer Clinic, to Virginia’s Advisory Board on Genetic Counseling (AB).

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Team member highlight: Tamara Orr

Tamara Orr is a clinical psychologist providing mental health services to Massey's patients. In this month's Team Member Highlight, we asked Dr. Orr about the role of psychology in cancer care and some of the most common issues that patients, caregivers and survivors face. 

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Integrative health team member highlight: Teresa James

Teresa James is the nurse manager in Massey's Dalton Oncology Clinic. She is usually behind the scenes working to improve the quality of our care and patient experience, but we decided to put her in the spotlight for this month's team member highlight. 

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Integrative health team member highlight: Jim Bonomo

Jim Bonomo has been providing chaplaincy services to patients, families and staff at VCU Massey Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) for more than 17 years. Though he has transitioned to part-time, his brightly colored socks and ties and comforting presence are still a fixture in Massey’s Dalton Oncology Clinic and the Pastoral Care Department at VCU Health. 

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