He is an Associate Research Scientist in Behavioural Medicine & Health Psychology and the Director of Supportive and Palliative Care and Telemedicine services at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Additionally, he is the Cancer Care Ontario Psychosocial Lead for Northwestern Ontario and sits on a number of provincial and national advisory boards, working groups, and committees. Through these various initiatives, Dr. Sellick’s commitment to improving patients’ experiences is clear.
This year, Dr. Sellick’s long time commitment to the field was recognized when Dr. Barry Bultz, Director of Psychosocial Oncology at Alberta’s Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Professor and Head of Psychosocial Oncology at University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine, nominated Dr. Sellick for the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, which is granted to a member that has contributed significantly to the field of psychosocial oncology. Upon receiving the award, Sellick described his experience in the field as “challenging, rewarding and fun.” Dr. Sellick also says that he feels “lucky to have been able to work with an array of key people whose enthusiasm and skills were indispensable in the creation of a program to begin meeting the needs of cancer patients and their families in the Northwest.”
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