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  • Good Housekeeping Magazine - Johns Hopkins Breast Center listed as one of the most trusted websites.
  • Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., and administrative director of the Breast Center, received the Johnson & Johnson “Amazing Nurses” Award in 2011, the Amoena Corporation's Outstanding Contribution to Breast Care Award in 2010, the Health Network Foundation's Service Excellence Award in 2009-1010, and the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame inductee, Maryland Commission for Women in 2010.
  • Our team of radiation oncology nurses at Green Spring Station were awarded the 2009 Jennifer L. Brager Humanitarian Award as a way for patients and their families to recognize staff whose efforts are extraordinary and capture the spirit and community of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.  For the first time, a team of 11 employees was presented with this award:  Annette Anderson, R.N., B.S.N., nurse clinician, III PACE, Tammy Atkins, R.T.T, senior radiation therapist, Lisa Brogden, senior patient service coordinator II, Linda Gallagher, R.N, nurse clinician, IIE, Marsha Greenberg, R.T., R.T.T., senior radiation therapist, Lynn Holland, clinic coordinator, Tamara Matthews, R.N., B.S.N, M.S.N, nurse clinician, Johns Hopkins Medical Corporation, Judy Neifeld, R.T.T., senior radiation therapist, Paul Scott, R.T.T., senior radiation therapist.
  • Charles Balch, M.D., received an award for outstanding achievement in clinical research from the Association of Community Cancer Centers in 2009.
  • Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S., and administrative director of the Breast Center,  received the Oncology Nurse Society (ONS) Excellence in Survivor Advocacy Award in 2009. Also in 2009, Lillie Shockney was awarded the Healthcare Heroes Nursing Excellence Award by The Daily Record in Baltimore, for her work with breast cancer.
  • Lillie Shockney was appointed by the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees to the position of university distinguished service assistant professor of breast cancer for her accomplishments and leadership in this field as a teacher and scholar, in March 2008. This is the first time in the history of the institution that a hospital nurse has been appointed to a distinguished service designation.
  • Nagi Khouri, M.D., director of breast imaging at the Breast Center, was selected one of the top five women‘s imaging specialists in the country in 2007. In his role at Hopkins, he has helped establish a high standard of clinical care in the breast imaging department.
  • Charles Balch, M.D., professor of surgery and oncology, received the Society of Surgical Oncology Heritage Award, 2007.
  • Pedram Argani, M.D., received the 2007 Arthur Purdy Stout Prize at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology meeting in San Diego. The prize recognizes significant career achievements in surgical pathology by young surgical pathologists whose research publications have had a major impact on diagnostic pathology.
  • Lillie Shockney received the Yoplait Breast Cancer Champion Award in 2007.
  • Lillie Shockney was honored by the American Society of Plastic Surgery with the society‘s 2006 Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity Award. The award pays tribute to patients who fought through their physical and emotional hardships, and who are an inspiration to others and are giving back to their community. “The Patients of Courage program is a unique way for ASPS members to give thanks to those exceptional patients who have made a lasting impression on us personally and professionally,” said ASPS President, Bruce Cunningham, M.D.
  • Lillie Shockney received the Spirit of Friends Award from Food & Friends and the Avon Foundation in 2006.
  • Deborah Armstrong, M.D., associate professor of oncology, gynecology and obstetrics, has received the Ladies‘ Home Journal first-annual Health Breakthrough Award in 2009. This honor recognizes leading medical professionals who are making life-saving and life-enhancing discoveries in research, diagnostics and treatment, which have significantly helped women and families. Selected from a list of nearly 100 accomplished professionals, Dr. Armstrong was honored along with six other doctors and researchers at the Health Breakthrough Awards Luncheon in New York.
  • Lillie Shockney received the Komen Foundation’s 2005 Professor of Survivorship Award which is awarded with the goal of advancing research and awareness on the issues surrounding long-term survivorship of breast cancer. Professor of Survivorship awards are presented to individuals who have made significant contributions in the field of breast cancer survivorship.