Schapmire to receive ACS C.A.R.E. Award

Schapmire to receive ACS C.A.R.E. Award

The University of Louisville's Dr. Tara Schapmire will be honored with the 2013 ACS C.A.R.E. Award.

Tara J. Schapmire, Ph.D., MSSW, CSW, CCM, OSW-C, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the University of Louisville Division of General Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine & Medical Education, was recently named the recipient of the 2013 C.A.R.E. Award given by the American Cancer Society.

The award recognizes an allied healthcare professional for their compassionate, affirming, respectful and empathetic service to the needs of cancer survivors and their families.

"I have been blessed to work with and learn from so many amazing people affected by cancer, AND so many brilliant and caring health care professionals through the years," Schapmire said. "I am humbled to accept the American Cancer Society's C.A.R.E award in honor of all of them!"

Schapmire is a member of the Interdisciplinary Program for Palliative Care & Chronic Illness program and also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at U of L's Kent School of Social Work.

She will receive the award at the 2013 Evening of Hope Gala to be held August 17, 2013 in the Galt House Hotel Grand Ballroom.