ONS Foundation Awards Grant for Pilot Research on Lung Cancer Symptom Management
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The ONS Foundation has awarded Marie Flannery, PhD, RN, AOCN®, a $10,000 Trish Greene Pain Assessment and Management Research Grant, sponsored by Purdue Pharma L.P.
Flannery is an assistant professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing in New York. To address the quality of life of patients with cancer, who often face multiple unrelieved symptoms, she is conducting pilot research titled “Lung Cancer: Structured Pain/Symptom Assessment for Functional Well-Being.”
“It is very challenging to receive research funding in the current economic environment, and receiving this award means so very much to me,” said Flannery. “A national organization which can seed early-stage investigators and promote the symptom sciences promises to improve the lives of individuals diagnosed with cancer.”
Linda Worrall, RN, MSN, executive director of the ONS Foundation, congratulates Flannery on her receipt of funding. “The ONS Foundation research grant program reflects a highly competitive, peer-reviewed process to identify and fund research projects that have the potential to improve the care of people with cancer,” said Worrall.
Funding preference is given to research proposals that address the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) research priorities and agenda, which focus on areas where gaps exist in the knowledge base for oncology nursing practice. These priorities are available at http://www.ons.org/research.
Flannery is an active member of ONS, the ONS Advanced Nursing Research Special Interest Group, and the Genesee Valley Chapter of ONS.