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PRESS STATEMENT New York, New York – December 26, 2017 - The T.J. Martell Foundation has lost a remarkable woman who played an integral role in the fight against cancer. Dr. Jimmie C. Holland, M.D., Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York passed away on December 24, 2017.  Holland was a ​trail blazer in the field of medicine. As the founder of the sub-specialtyof ​Psycho-​Oncology in 1977,  Dr. Holland launched the Psychiatry Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and under her leadership, Memorial's Psychiatry Service became the country's leading training and research program dedicated to the field. ​Dr. Holland received the T.J. Martell Foundation's Pioneer Award at the Foundation's Women of Influence Awards in 2015 for her leadership and vision of founding one of the most important areas of cancer research, Psycho-Oncology.  ​"Jimmie was a major force in our scientific research platform for the T.J. Martell Foundation," said Laura Heaatherly, CEO of the Foundation. She was a special leader, mentor and pioneer that helped many people. She will be sorely missed by us all.”   ​Hi-res image available upon request. Photo credit: Courtesy of the T.J. Martell Foundation   PRESS CONTACT Caroline Galloway (440) 591-3807 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.