Lisa A. Carey, MD
The Richardson and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer
Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research
Department of Medicine
University of North Carolina
Division Chief, Hematology and Oncology
N.C. Cancer Hospital
Associate Director, Clinical Sciences
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Lisa A. Carey, MD, is the Richardson and Marilyn Jacobs Preyer Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research in the department of medicine at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Carey joined the UNC faculty and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1998. She is chief of the division of hematology and oncology and physician-in-chief of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital. In addition, she serves as associate director for clinical sciences at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Carey has a long-standing research interest in bringing lab findings in breast cancer to the clinic, with a special interest in the implications for people with different subtypes of breast cancer. She designs and leads clinical trials of new medicines and approaches, and collaborates closely with several laboratory investigators and epidemiologists. Dr. Carey has served in many roles for the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research and the National Cancer Institute. She was awarded the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award in 1999 and a Career Development Award from the NCI in 2000, was inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars in 2008, was awarded the NCI Director’s Service Award in 2011, and was named co-chair of the Alliance National Cooperative Group Breast Committee in 2016.
Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD
Fellowship in Grief Counseling
Oncology Psychotherapist, Private Practice
For nearly 25 years, Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, has dedicated her practice to minimizing suffering through her work in oncology, palliative care and hospice. She is an experienced therapist and a gifted speaker.
Ms. Grosklags frequently speaks about end-of-life care and grief and loss issues at hospitals, clinical conferences, churches, funeral homes and schools. Her passionate and supportive demeanor helps people with cancer, caregivers and health professionals connect with the wisdom of dying a good death, making life more meaningful, coping with depression and anxiety, transforming fear into hope, and healing versus curing.
She is a board certified diplomat in clinical social work and earned a fellowship in grief counseling from the American Academy of Health Care Professionals. She earned a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of St. Thomas/University of St. Catherine and sits on the board of directors for Angel Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports families living with cancer.
Ms. Grosklags is author of the book A Comforted Heart , published November 2017. Her private psychotherapy practice is located in Minneapolis.
Beth Popp, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Associate Professor, Palliative Medicine
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Beth Popp, MD, FACP, is associate professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She has dedicated her career to improving care and quality of life for cancer patients.
Dr. Popp has served as a clinician educator and provided leadership to develop hospital-based inpatient and ambulatory palliative care services at three medical centers in the New York area over a career that has already spanned more than two decades. She has been on the faculties of the Medical School of SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, New York Medical College, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in addition to Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She served as the senior associate program director for the hematology/oncology training program at Maimonides Medical Center for 15 years, from 2002 to 2017. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the NYU School of Nursing.
Dr. Popp has served as the physician leader, guiding the development of several teaching hospital programs which provide hospital consultation services and ambulatory services to a range of patients at all stages of serious illnesses. Her clinical work has focused on management of pain and other symptoms in patients with cancer, communication skills for clinicians, customizing treatment plans to incorporate the unique values of patients (especially immigrants and patients from minority religious and cultures), biomedical ethics issues in palliative care, and palliative care needs of the developmentally disabled adult.
Dr. Popp resides in Brooklyn with her husband and four sons.
Breakout Session Presenters
Heather Bell-Temin, MS, RDN, CSO, LDN, FAND
Oncology Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
Kristy Case, LCSW, OSW-C
Oncology Social Worker
Carol G. Simon Cancer Center
Morristown Medical Center
Laura Cohen Romano, MSW
Director, Spiritual Care and Mindfulness
Einstein Healthcare Network
Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq.
CEO, Triage Cancer
Stephanie L. Graff, MD, FACP
Associate Director of Breast Cancer Research
Sarah Cannon Research Institute
Rebecca J. Jaslow, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University
Lee W. Jones, PhD
Director, Exercise Oncology Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Stephanie McLeod-Estevez, LCPC
Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Founder and Consultant
Catherine H. Van Poznak, MD, FASCO
University of Michigan
Neil Vasan, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Yuan Yuan, MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Medical Oncology
City of Hope National Medical Center