Beena Thannickal

Beena Thannickal

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Media Specialist, UAB News
(205) 975-3967
beenat@uab.edu

Thannickal recently moved to Birmingham from Ann Arbor, Mich., where she was the senior PR specialist at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan. She previously worked at Boston University, specializing in research and science news, and she worked at PR firms in New York and Boston. While raising her three children she was a freelance writer for a women’s health magazine and a PR consultant for national clients. Beena’s professional roots started in Connecticut where she worked as a reporter at news organizations throughout the state. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Connecticut. In her very little spare time, she likes to run and travel.

Beats: The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, cancer patient stories, cancer-related research
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and UAB kicks it off with an inaugural Colon on the Green event March 3.
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center holds annual ArtBLINK Gala to support high-priority and life-saving research. 
UAB’s innovative Patient Care Connect Program utilizes lay navigation and provides a cost-effective new model for cancer care delivery.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $16 million NCI renewal grant to advance cancer disparities research and reduce mortality rates among underserved populations.
The new UAB Integrative Medicine Clinic will provide conventional medical care with complementary approaches to tackle the biological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness.
A key Leukemia & Lymphoma Society grant will provide an opportunity for a UAB researcher to develop a new immunotherapy treatment approach for the leukemia most prevalent in Western countries.
The Nov. 15 Lunch and Learn event will provide patients and employers with information about working during cancer treatment.
UAB Hospital has received a 2016 Women’s Choice Award and is named one of America’s Best Breast Centers.
Several activities are planned in and around UAB for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Becker’s Hospital Review ranks the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center as one of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with great oncology programs in America. 
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