PCORT Alumni Inga T. Lennes, MD, MPH, MBA and Kelly E. Irwin, MD, were honored along with Carrie Lubitz, MD, MPH (and 97 others) by the Mass General Cancer Center at their annual gala. 

Dr. Lennes, now Senior Vice President Performance Improvement and Service Excellence for the MGPO was honored as "a compassionate clinician and accomplished administrator". She was in the PCORT class of 2011.

Dr. Irwin, who completed her fellowship in 2017,  was honored for "playing a major role in shaping the way that today's healthcare system works with cancer patients who suffer from severe mental illness".

Visit the links below to read more of their accomplishments.

https://www.theonehundred.org/honorees/inga-t-lennes-md-mph-mba/

https://www.theonehundred.org/honorees/kelly-e-irwin-md/

ITA Senior Scientist Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD serves and as the senior and corresponding author of a paper based on a study on the benefits of directly-acting generic drugs available in India in treating hepatitis C virus (HCV). The study found the use of such drugs increased lifespan while reducing lifetime health care costs. 

"Our hypothesis was that treatment would be cost saving, given the low drug costs in India. However, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the full payback was achieved so soon after treatment," said Chhatwal, who also serves as Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.

To read the entire article, visit http://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/pharma/how-beneficial-are-generic-hepatitis-c-drugs-available-in-india/58734705

Work by ITA Senior Scientist Amy B. Knudsen, PhD was the topic of a story on the American Cancer Society website. In the article, Dr. Knudsen states “Ultimately, we hope that the results from our study will guide the development of new screening tests for colorectal cancer, highlight important areas of focus for quality-improvement efforts in colonoscopy, and inform future screening recommendations.”

To read the complete story, visit https://www.cancer.org/latest-news/computer-simulation-aims-to-solve-colonoscopys-right-side-problem.html