Leader in Pediatric Oncology Receives National Honor from American Cancer Society

Dr. Abby R. Rosenberg, former director of the Palliative Care and Resilience lab at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Dr. Abby R. Rosenberg, formerly of Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI); an associate professor of pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Washington (UW); director of pediatrics at the UW Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence; and director of survivorship and outcomes research in pediatric oncology at the UW, has been awarded the 2021 Trish Greene Quality of Life Award by the American Cancer Society (ACS).

The prestigious award was presented to Dr. Rosenberg in an intimate ceremony in Seattle Children’s new Forest B building and honors those who have dedicated their career to research that improves the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

“I am so honored and humbled to receive this lifetime achievement award in quality-of-life research,” expressed Rosenberg. “I believe that it is our obligation to help patients with cancer live the best lives they can for as long as possible.”

Her research focuses on how to support adolescent patients in building their own resilience skills in order to better manage the experience of cancer.

“Dr. Rosenberg is a leader in the field of pediatric oncology,” shared Ellie Daniels, MD, MPH, senior vice president, extramural discovery science for ACS in a news release. “Her evidence-based approach developed with support from ACS funding has led to multiple large grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).”

Rosenberg has been with Seattle Children’s for over a decade and received her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine and her MS in clinical research methods from the University of Washington School of Public Health. She completed her pediatrics residency and hematology/oncology fellowship in the Seattle Children’s/University of Washington programs.

Her lifelong commitment to research has helped successfully create standardized and systematic ways to promote patient and family resilience in their fight against cancer. Seattle Children’s couldn’t be more proud and joins ACS and the community in congratulating her for this national recognition.