BLOG: Focusing on healthcare education with the Lubov Scholarship

BLOG: Focusing on healthcare education with the Lubov Scholarship

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7.29.15 It’s a fact: educating healthcare providers about ovarian cancer can mean that more women are diagnosed earlier and accurately.

We’re always working to expand our reach for medical education, so we’re connecting with healthcare students, along with medical doctors, nurses, physician assistants and more.

To help spur on even more education, MOCA offers the Anita and Walter Lubov Scholarship Fund, thanks to the generous donation from the family of Anita Lubov, an oncology nurse from Ohio who died from ovarian cancer in 1999.

The Lubov Fund provides funding for oncology nurses and physician assistants to attend educational conferences that will help them improve their care of women with ovarian cancer, increase their knowledge of the disease and enable them to educate others about ovarian cancer.

Last year, a total of 5 scholarships were awarded to four nurses and one physician assistant, totaling nearly $8,000 in funding.

Healthcare professionals who are awarded the scholarship say it’s a life-changing opportunity that impacts how they treat patients with ovarian cancer.

“MOCA’s Lubov scholarship gave me the opportunity to attend the winter Society of Gynecologic Oncology conference in Salt Lake City, Utah,” said Hieu Cabak, P.A., a 2014 Lubov Scholarship recipient. “This was a wonderful experience for me. I was able to hear great lectures and learn about research that is being done in gynecologic oncology. Without the scholarship, I wouldn’t have been able to attend this conference.”

MOCA is opening the 2015 session of the Lubov Scholarship application period this summer. Applications are due October 15, 2015 and can be found here.  We encourage survivors who know of a great oncology nurse or P.A. to let them know about this opportunity.