Angela M. Stover, PhD, Presented With Inaugural Michael S. O’Malley Alumni Award

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ANGELA M. STOVER, PhD, Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health, has won the 2017 Michael S. O’Malley Alumni Award for Publication in Excellence in Cancer Population Sciences. She was selected for her paper published in Cancer, “Quality of Life Changes During the Pre- to Post-Diagnosis Period in Treatment-Related Recovery Time in Older Women With Breast Cancer.” 

Dr. Stover and colleagues’ research provides population-based evidence that, above and beyond the normal processes of aging and comorbid conditions, specific deleterious effects of breast cancer and its treatments occur for women aged 65 and older, but they wane by 12 months. These results provide critical information for older women making treatment decisions about breast cancer. 

About the Award 

THIS COMPETITIVE $2,000 award recognizes a UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health alumna/ alumnus who has published an outstanding manuscript that advances knowledge in population-based cancer research. Entries were scored using National Institute of Health’s 19 scoring scale for the following 3 criteria: significance, impact, and cancer-relatedness. 

The award honors the memory of Michael O’Malley, PhD, the late Associate Director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center for more than 20 years and a national leader in cancer prevention. Dr. O’Malley also was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at UNC Gillings, where he was a mentor for countless students over the years. 

Dr. Stover worked closely with Dr. O’Malley during her time as a predoctoral fellow with the Cancer Control and Education Program. She said he provided pivotal feedback and guidance that helped her strengthen her manuscript. 

“I am very grateful for having had him as a mentor and am pleased to see that his accomplishments, teaching, and mentorship are being recognized in this memorial award,” commented Dr. Stover. ■




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