Wenonah B. Ecung, PhD, Oral History Interview, November 3, 2016
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Major Topics Covered:
- The Department of Developmental Therapeutics; organization of Station 16, Station 55, Station 65
- Leadership, mentoring, career decision-making processes
- Evolution of multidisciplinary care
- Views on executive leadership; institutional change with shifting leadership
Chapter 07: Reorganizing Station 65 [now the Breast Center], the Preceptorship Program, and Multi-Disciplinary Care
Chapter 08: A New Role as Clinical Administrative Director: Instituting Multi-Disciplinary Care
Chapter 09: Period of Transition for a Leader
Chapter 10: Professional and Personal Values and Changes in Institution Culture
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Ecung, Wenonah B. PhD and Rosolowski, Tacey A. PhD, "Wenonah B. Ecung, PhD, Oral History Interview, November 3, 2016" (2016). Interview Sessions. 111.
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About the Interview
About the Interview Subject:
Wenonah B. Ecung (b. July 10; Washington, DC) came to MD Anderson in 1977 in the role of Nurse Clinician II in Medical Oncology. When she retired in 2016, she was serving as Vice President of Clinical Administration reporting to the Executive Vice President and Physician in Chief.
During her long career with the institution, Dr. Ecung had an impact on the organization of nursing care and the transformation of the role of nurses in partnering with physicians in patient care. She contributed to the evolution of multidisciplinary care at MD Anderson, and participated in organizing the institution’s formal shift to the multidisciplinary care model.