Sellers Receives DCI Superstar Award

Congratulations to Catherine Sellers, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, RN, lead nurse practitioner for Wake County Radiation Oncology, who received the DCI Superstar award on January 10.

The DCI Superstar Achievement Awards celebrate and recognize the achievements and exceptional service of DCI faculty, providers and staff. Awardees are nominated by their colleagues and managers during the fall and the awards are presented in December and January. Catherine was honored with a special crystal award engraved with her name, and her award ceremony included balloons, flowers, cake and an assemblage of colleagues, friends and family showing their support.

"Catherine's nomination was a group effort," explained Heather Spencer, MHA, regional director of radiation oncology for Duke Raleigh Hospital. "Several team members wrote about Catherine's passion for patient care and her unwavering support of the Wake County Radiation Oncology team. Members of the DRAH and DCI leadership team presented the award and Catherine's family members – her husband Jay, stepmother and father – were invited as surprise guests."


"I have worked with her for four years, and she exemplifies the sacredness of medicine, and she consistently does her best and goes beyond what she is supposed to do."
—Grace Kim, MD, PhD

"She is known in our department for going above and beyond to ensure our patients receive the care and information they need and deserve to carry them through their cancer journey. As a teammate, she anticipates patient and coworker needs and will often come to the rescue before she is asked to help."
—John Nelson, MD, and Heather Spencer, MHA

"If I had to experience a cancer diagnosis, I would want someone like Catherine on the journey with me. How lucky our patients are to have someone as caring, empathetic, professional and friendly as Catherine."
—Wendy Dickersheid

Thanks to DCI's Julie Harbin for the writeup, testimonials and photos. Read the article.