The 2018 Rein in Sarcoma Excellence in Education Award was awarded to Dr. Randy Hurley at the recent Fall Fundraiser. Dr. Hurley is a dedicated and remarkable man who personifies Rein in Sarcoma and our education mission. He was unable to attend the Fall Fundraiser, but attendees watched his earlier acceptance of the award.
A compassionate leader who:
- Inspired our founder Karen Wyckoff to start Rein in Sarcoma
- Serves as a member of our Medical Advisory Board
- Leads our sarcoma educational initiative at HealthPartners and Regions Hospital
- Provides insightful mentoring for our Sarcoma Scholars
Dr. Randy Hurley, Medical Director of the HealthPartners and Regions Hospital Cancer Care Centers, was the Rein in Sarcoma Red Flags Committee’s unanimous choice to receive our second annual Excellence in Education Award. Dr. Hurley attended our first event in 2001 with his patient, Karen Wyckoff, who was the founder of Rein in Sarcoma. For the past seventeen years he has supported our mission of educating doctors who initially come into contact with patients presenting with symptoms that suggest sarcoma.
Since 2016 Dr. Hurley has led a pilot project at Regions Hospital and Health Partners to further medical professional’s awareness of sarcoma and the importance of early diagnosis. In leading this project he has not only educated doctors but taught our medical student scholars how to study a problem and work for solutions. He acts as an instructor at our Boot Camp for Sarcoma Scholars.
Dr. Hurley treats his patients with compassion and exceptional care. In his spare time he co-directs an interdisciplinary global health course, traveling to a hospital in Tanzania with a variety of medical personnel and students to work with and improve local health care. Dr. Hurley is constantly educating those around him and we are truly proud that he has served Rein in Sarcoma with such dedication, carrying on the dreams of a patient who asked him to help create a world where sarcoma is no longer to be feared.