Pam Bauman (Levine)
|San Anselmo, CA|
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After graduating high school, I went to Hamilton College and then straight to graduate school at the California School of Professional Psychology in the San Francisco Bay Area where I got a doctorate in psychology. During graduate school, I met my husband Steve who is a psychiatrist. We have a 22 year old son, currently a senior at UC Berkeley where he is a premed student, and a 19 year old daughter, who is attending UC Davis. I also have two stepdaughters and three stepgrandchildren.
After working as a psychologist for a number of years, I made a career change. In 1995 I became the executive director of a nonprofit arts education organization in Marin County, California, where I live.
In 2003 I was diagnosed with metastic lung cancer (although I never smoked). I continued working for 2 and a half years after my diagnosis while receiving chemotherapy. In October of 2006 I had the extraordinary opportunity of being the 4th person in the world (the first with lung cancer), to participate in a clinical trial involving a total of 10 people who will receive cancer treatment based upon stem cell research. The treatment involves a minor surgical procedure. Five weeks after the surgery, my first CT scan showed that I responded to the treatment and my cancer is breaking up and shrinking. The goal of the treatment is the complete elimination of cancer. I am thrilled to be at the cutting edge of medicine and benefiting from stem cell research. I am overjoyed to feel hopeful about my future.
Pam unfortunatly lost her battle with cancer and passed on April 4, 2007
See the Memoriam page for more details.