Binaytara Foundation: Advocate, Educate, Innovate to Improve Healthcare

Welcome, Kelsey! Our Health Education Intern

We at the Binaytara Foundation are excited to have Kelsey Landeis joining us this fall as our Health Education Intern! Kelsey comes to us from Western Washington University, and will complete a full-time, ten week internship. Kelsey is half way through her fourth week of the internship.

We asked Kelsey a few questions about herself and the internship.

Why did you decide to become a Community Health Education major at Western?

“I decided I wanted to be a community health education major because I like how the major involved health-related topics and focused on hands on work to make a positive impact in the community through preventive care. I felt like this program was a good way to set me up for a career that would be interesting, fulfilling, and help make a difference in the community and around the world.”

How did you hear about the Binaytara Foundation, and why did you decide to do your internship here?

“I first heard about the Binaytara Foundation when Bryli did a presentation on program planning in one of my community health classes. I later found out they were looking for an intern, so I went and met with Bryli, and later Binay and Tara. I decided to do my internship here because I like the purpose behind the organization and I enjoyed how everyone involved seemed passionate about what they did, and about making a difference in people’s lives.”

What are you currently working on?

“Right  now I am planning the Northwest Cancer Patient Summit (#NWCS) which is being held early next year. In addition, I am researching the effects of cancer on patients and trying to identify needs that aren’t being met in cancer patients.”

How do you think you will benefit from working with the Binaytara Foundation?

“Throughout my time at the Binaytara Foundation I think I will learn what it takes to plan an educational program and the challenges that come with it, as well as refine my skills as a researcher and learn how to work more independently.”

We’re so glad we get to work with Kelsey this fall! Make sure to check out our website periodically for other internship opportunities with the Binaytara Foundation!

Intern Kelsey (left) and Assistant to the Executive Director Bryli (right) in the office.


Resident Survey: Abstract Submission

Calling all residents!

Are you interested in submitting your abstract to a BTF conference? We want to hear from you! Tell us about your past experiences submitting abstracts, let us know what motivates you to submit your research for presentation. This will help us understand yours needs and barriers when submitting abstracts.

The survey below take just about five minutes to complete. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Opportunities for residents and fellows to serve on the Binaytara Foundation Abstract Committee

This is an opportunity to hone your leadership skills, and to expand your network in oncology!


About the opportunity: The Binaytara Foundation would like to invite PGY 1, 2, or 3 residents from US Internal Medicine residency programs or fellows from Hematology/Oncology fellowship programs to apply for a free membership in the BTF abstract committee. The abstract committee is responsible for developing strategies & plans, and implementing those plans to extend the opportunity to present abstracts at ICAHO conferences to the maximum number of physicians in training.

As a member of the BTF abstract committee, you will be able to interact, network, and exchange ideas with other colleagues, residents, fellows, and experts in the field of hematology and oncology. In addition, you will participate in and support the BTF’s scientific review committee that plans and implements strategies related to the abstracts selected and presented at BTF meetings.


  1. Complimentary registration to BTF conferences and meetings
  2. Upon completion of your term in the committee, you will receive an acknowledgment certificate from the BTF president and scientific review committee director.
  3. Networking opportunity with experts in Hematology/Oncology & leaders in healthcare.


  1. Participate in planning and implementation of  abstract invitation criteria, selection process, and resident communications.
  2. Disseminate information about the opportunities to present abstract at BTF organized meetings and send out invitations to eligible residents, fellows, and others.
  3. Mentor/guide potential abstract submitters about the abstract policies and other requirements.


  • Must be a current resident or fellow at US internal medicine residency or Hem/Onc fellowship programs
  • Must be available for video-conferencing once a month
  • Effective communication skills and ability to use computer, email, social media channels, online video-conferencing tools and Microsoft office suite.
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

To apply: Email your resume and a brief letter stating your interest to serve on the BTF abstract committee to [email protected]

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