for Oncology Nursing Care, Research
Two professors in the School of Nursing
were honored recently by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).
Marylin J. Dodd, PhD, FAAN, UCSF associate dean of academic affairs in the School of
Nursing and professor of physiological nursing, received the ONS/Chiron Excellence of
Scholarship and Consistency of Contribution to the Oncology Nursing Literature. The award
recognizes lifelong achievements and impact on care of patients with cancer. Dodd's work
is used by clinicians to help patients minimize symptoms and side-effects during treatment
for cancer. She is the author of the much-used handbook on Suggestions to Manage the Side
Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy, 3rd edition, School of Nursing Press.
Christine A. Miaskowski, PhD, FAAN, UCSF professor and chair of the department of
physiological nursing, received the ONS/Bristol-Myers Squibb 2000 Distinguished Researcher
Award. This award recognizes Miaskowski's lifetime achievements and significant
contributions to oncology nursing research. She presented a paper entitled "Improving
Pain Management: an Ongoing Journey" that summarized her program of research focused
on documenting the effects of unrelieved pain and developing strategies to improve pain
The awards were presented last week at the 25th anniversary congress of the ONS held in
San Antonio, Texas.
"These two nurses exemplify the important contributions that nurse scientists make
in health care," said Kathleen Dracup, RN, DNS, FAAN, dean and professor, UCSF School
of Nursing. "Their work has made a positive difference in the level of comfort cancer
patients experience today."
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