Two OHSU departments are selected to host and sponsor a Fellowship recipient for 2015-2016

05/22/15  Portland, Ore.

OHSU Center for Women’s Health and OHSU Radiation Medicine have been selected to host and sponsor a Long-term International Fellowship recipient for the 2015-16 academic year. Dr. Kimron Hagos (Photo) from Black Lion Hospital, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, will conduct research h on “Radiation and chemoradiation side effects in patients with cervical cancer.”

Dr. Rahel Nardos [leadership team] is been the champion of this effort, which follows on her highly recognized and impactful urogynecology collaborative work between Ethiopia and OHSU. First awarded in 2010, the Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe) advances the training and experience of young oncologists in low- and middle-income countries by providing a one-year fellowship opportunity with an existing ASCO mentor in the United States, Canada, or the European Union. 

Recipients gain knowledge and skills that help them provide high quality care for patients with cancer and affect valuable change at their home institutions. Dr. CR Thomas will provide oversight over the clinical research project and serve as a mentor for Dr. Hagos.