Grants Awarded to Georgia CORE Partners
- The Navigation Team at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion in Savannah won the 6th Annual Matt Mumber, MD, Visionary Award for Excellence in Patient Navigation. Learn more about the award and past winners.
- In partnership with It's The Journey, $150,000 in awards were given for breast cancer research to Cheryl Gomillion, PhD of the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Adam Marcus, PhD of Emory University, and Veena N. Rao, PhD of the Morehouse School of Medicine.
- Through the Breast Cancer License Program, $250,000 was awarded by Georgia CORE to eight organizations: Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta; Susan G. Komen, Atlanta; Meadows Regional Medical Center, Vidalia; Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Atlanta; East Georgia Cancer Coalition, Athens; Northwest Georgia Partnership, Dalton; West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition, Columbus; and YWCA of Greater Atlanta. Learn more about the impact of $3.5 million in grants awarded jointly by Georgia CORE and the State Office of Rural Health since 2013.
Georgia CORE Awards & Recognition
President Nancy Paris received the Nikki T. Randall Servant Leader Award from the Georgia Legislative Women's Caucus. Senate Resolution 347 recognizes Nancy for her leadership and many achievements in the health care field.
Since our genetic testing program started in 2012, Georgia CORE has screened 18,840 women, and thousands more through the use of online screening tools. Through the process, the team identified 1,000 patients to be positive, followed up with 800, and still work with 375 of those women actively. For these results as well as her work on credentialing for genetics nurses, Alice Kerber received the President’s Award from the International Society of Nurses in Genetics.
National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program Platinum Certificate of Excellence was awarded to Georgia NCORP for exceptional achievement in patient enrollments in treatment and cancer control trials from August 2017 to June 2018.