Kate Westmoreland: Global Pediatric Oncology: My Career Journey and Research Highlights
Kate Westmoreland M.D.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellow.
OIA Global Health Scholar
Thursday, November 16, 2017
UNC Hospital Starbucks (upstairs)
Kate Westmoreland received her Doctor of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then completed pediatric residency at the University of Utah. After residency, she worked in rural Nepal as the field team manager implementing a Maternal Child Health Program. She then worked for 2 years in Botswana, Africa as a Pincus Global Health Fellow through the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. While in Botswana, Kate attended on the general pediatric ward, taught University of Botswana medical students and residents, and conducted research on resident burnout and educated students on how to more effectively deliver bad news to families. She then lived for 1 year in Malawi, Africa as a Fogarty Global Health Follow with the University of North Carolina. In Malawi, Kate conducted research on Pediatric Burkitt Lymphoma under the mentorship of Dr. Satish Gopal. During her 3 years in Africa, Kate became passionate about caring for children with cancer and decided to return to the USA for her pediatric Hematology-Oncology fellowship at UNC. During fellowship, Kate will return to Malawi to continue her research in pediatric Burritt lymphoma specifically looking at health related quality of life among Malawian children with cancer and is also studying effect of malnutrition on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of chemotherapy. Kate currently is a UNC-Duke Clinical pharmacology T-32 fellow.