CancerCare’s Director of Education and Training, Carolyn Messner, DSW, has been named Oncology Social Worker of the Year by the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW).
Carolyn has long been recognized as an expert in the field of social work. For four decades, she has presented and published on the emotional and practical impact of cancer on patients, caregivers, and families. Along with serving as a past President of AOSW, Carolyn is a longtime instructor at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work, and serves on numerous prestigious professional organizations.
Carolyn has a particular area of expertise in addressing issues related to coping with cancer in the workplace. Read Carolyn’s article in Coping with Cancer magazine, “Ready for Retirement?”
Among Carolyn’s many professional achievements is her creation of CancerCare’s Connect Education Workshops, our one-hour telephone and online workshops featuring the world’s leading cancer experts, who present on a wide-range of cancer-related topics. Past workshops can be listened to over the telephone at any time, and are also available as podcasts.
Carolyn frequently serves as a featured “Ask CancerCare” columnist, answering questions on cancer-related issues. She recently answered questions on coping with cancer in the workplace.