Dr. Sengupta had the official launch for her book, "Boo-boos and Butterflies", yesterday (Sunday, June 10). The launch was held at Little Shop of Stories in Decatur. The event included a reading for children and adults.
Dr. Sengupta published her children's book, Boo-boos and Butterflies, in June 2018. "This book is about my daughter Amita, and her encounter with two unique individuals who dealt with cancer in their own way."
All proceeds are going to the Jordan Fund at Winship Cancer Institute.
Dr. Sengupta attended and spoke at the Medical Heroes Brunch, an event honoring patients who have participated in a clinical trial at Winship. She introduced brain tumor patient, Janet Schultz, and remarked on her cancer journey. Pictured (left to right) Janet, Dr. Hui-Kuo Shu, and Dr. Soma Sengupta.
Members from the Sengupta lab participated in the Winship 5k race to raise funds to support cancer research at Winship Cancer Institute. The lab members joined the team "To Kale with Brain Cancer" in honor of Ms. Beth Jordan. Beth was an incredible person and advocate for brain cancer research. We were fortunate to have gotten to know Beth and her family. Pictured (left to right) Alex, Laura, and Erin.
Dr. Sengupta accepted the 2017 B*Cured Brain Cancer Research Investigator Award at the organization's Cocktails and Conversation event held in New York City on October 4. The grant supports our lab's study, "Radiosensitization of Group 3 Medulloblastoma with Benzodiazepines." >>View video interview.
Dr. Sengupta led a group that included Winship researchers and a patient to teach students at Cliff Valley School Atlanta about brain cancer, neurosurgical practices, brain structure, and the experiences of being a brain cancer patient. All who participated in the outreach, students and presenters, were greatly impacted by the experience.
Dr. Sengupta participated in a Q&A at the Horizon Theatre Company following the performance of Constellations which portrays a character with a brain tumor. Dr. Sengupta, pictured here with the actors from the play, had advised the director and actors on how best to portray someone with a brain tumor.
Dr. Sengupta met with group from the Broadway play, Constellations, in 2016. The play's main character is a patient with glioblastoma. Dr. Sengupta provided clinical direction for the play's artistic director.