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American Cancer Society Honors Dr. Abby R. Rosenberg with Prestigious Trish Greene Quality of Life Award
Jun 27, 2022

American Cancer Society,


SEATTLE – June 27, 2022 – Dr. Abby R. Rosenberg was recently honored with the 2021 Trish Greene Quality of Life Award from the American Cancer Society (ACS.) This prestigious national honor recognizes an individual who dedicates a significant portion of their career to research that improves the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

Rosenberg's research, which has been partially funded by the American Cancer Society, focuses on developing programs to help patients and families with serious illness build resilience, alleviating suffering and improving quality of life. Through her work as program co-director for the University of Washington T32 program in Palliative Care Research and lead mentor in the PCAR lab, Rosenberg is active in training the next generation of palliative care and supportive oncology clinician–scientists at the postdoctoral and junior faculty level. 

“Dr. Rosenberg is a leader in the field of pediatric oncology. Her research helps adolescent cancer survivors build resilience skills throughout their cancer journey,” said Ellie Daniels, MD, MPH, senior vice president, extramural discovery science for ACS. “Her evidence-based approach developed with support from ACS funding has led to multiple large grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).”

Dr. Rosenberg is an associate professor of pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Washington (UW); director of the palliative care and resilience (PCAR) lab at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI); director of pediatrics at the UW Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence; and director of survivorship and outcomes research in pediatric oncology at the UW.

Rosenberg’s mentoring mission is to support the development of women and people who have been historically marginalized trainees in science. In the past five years, 100% of her mentees successfully secured level-appropriate extramural funding and academic positions for career their development. Rosenberg is the recipient of the 2021 “Excellence in Mentoring Women” award from the University of Washington, among many others. 


About the American Cancer Society
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About the Trish Greene Quality of Life Award
The American Cancer Society award honors the life and work of the late Patricia (Trish) Greene, RN, Ph.D., who served in a variety of roles as both a volunteer and staff member throughout her 20-year association with ACS.