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2011-06-09 14:24:00

DETROIT, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center was among 339 hospitals nationwide, and the only hospital in metropolitan Detroit, to receive HealthGrades' 2011 Outstanding Patient Experience Award(TM). The award recognizes hospitals that are rated in the top 10 percent of patient satisfaction surveys based on the patients' experiences in each hospital. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) HealthGrades analyzed patient...

2011-05-05 06:55:00

DETROIT, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 450 guests attended the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 29th Annual Dinner gala on Saturday, April 30, at the beautiful General Motors Heritage Center, in Sterling Heights. Dan Akerson, chairman and chief executive officer for General Motors Company, and his wife Karin, chaired the event. The Annual Dinner raised more than $868,000, which includes a $50,000 grant from the General Motors Foundation. Proceeds from the event...

2011-04-30 11:00:00

DETROIT, April 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation awarded the Karmanos Cancer Institute a $50,000 grant Saturday evening for research to help the nationally renowned Detroit-based center in its work toward curing and treating cancer. The grant was announced at the Karmanos' Annual Fundraising dinner by General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson and his wife Karin, co-chairs for the event. In addition to the foundation's grant, GM supported the Institute's...

2011-02-08 11:04:00

DETROIT, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is honored to announce that Dan Akerson, chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors Company, and his wife, Karin, will serve as chairs of this year's Annual Dinner gala. The 29th Annual Dinner is one of Detroit's leading charitable events that raises critical funds to support groundbreaking cancer research, exceptional patient care and education at Karmanos. (Logo:...

2011-02-01 10:48:00

DETROIT, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center has named David Gorski, M.D., Ph.D., leader of the Breast Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), effective Tuesday, Feb. 1. The announcement was made by Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Karmanos Cancer Institute. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071106/KARMANOSLOGO) As Breast MDT leader, Dr. Gorski is responsible for coordinating interdisciplinary collaboration among Karmanos' cancer...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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