Donna L. Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, Receives 2011 Oncology Nursing Society Distinguished Researcher Award
Thursday, March 17, 2011
PITTSBURGH, PA – March 17, 2011 – Donna L. Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, has been named the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS) 2011 Distinguished Researcher. She is director of the Phyllis F. Cantor Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. The honor recognizes her outstanding research contributions that have enhanced the science and practice of oncology nursing. Berry will be honored for the award at the Distinguished Researcher Session at ONS’s 36th Annual Congress, April 28-May 1, 2011, in Boston. She is widely recognized for her research involving patient-centered oncology care and leadership within oncology research.
“This is the highest honor an oncology nurse researcher can receive in our specialty,” said Berry. “I am particularly honored to be nominated by my peers in oncology nursing science. I am profoundly grateful for the support of professors and mentors, not only from the University of Washington but also from around the United States.”
Berry received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Baylor University in Houston, TX, her master of science in nursing degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and her PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle.
She is a member of the ONS Advanced Nursing Research Special Interest Group, the Puget Sound and Boston Chapters of ONS, the American Nurses Association/Utah Nurses Association, and the American Academy of Nursing.
ONS is a national organization of more than 35,000 oncology nurses and other healthcare professionals committed to excellence in oncology nursing and to leading the transformation of cancer care by initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative, and public-awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer. ONS provides nurses and healthcare professionals with access to the highest quality educational programs, cancer-care resources, research opportunities, and networks for peer support. Learn more at www.ons.org.
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