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ONS Appoints New Editor of CJON

ONS Appoints New Editor of Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Monday, November 3, 2014

ONS will welcome Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, BC, AOCNP®, as the new editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) in June 2015. Sheldon is an oncology nurse practitioner and assistant professor who served as a former associate editor for CJON. 

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Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, BC AOCNP
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is pleased to announce that Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, BC, AOCNP®, has accepted the role of editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) effective June 1, 2015. She will serve as editor elect under current editor Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, starting in January. Sheldon is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and an oncology nurse practitioner in the Cancer Center at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH. Her program of research has focused on communication and psychosocial concerns of people living after a diagnosis of cancer. She served as a past associate editor for CJON.
 
“It has been my pleasure to be involved with CJON for almost 10 years as an author, peer reviewer, writing mentor, and an associate editor,” said Sheldon. “Throughout my career, I have witnessed the impact of oncology nursing practice on the outcomes of people living after a diagnosis of cancer. I am honored to follow Deb Mayer as editor and continue the important mission of CJON, delivering the information oncology nurses need to deliver the best patient care.”
 
“We’re very pleased to welcome Lisa to the ONS publishing team as the new editor of CJON,” said Brenda Nevidjon, RN, MSN, FAAN, chief executive officer of ONS. “Her distinguished background and qualifications will provide a seamless transition over the next few months. Our sincere thanks go to Deb Mayer for her remarkable leadership and development of CJON as a premier journal over the past eight years.” 
 
CJON, published bimonthly, is an official publication of ONS and is directed to the practicing nurse specializing in the care of patients with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer.
 

ONS Announces Winner of Distinguished Award for Contribution to Nursing Literature

ONS Announces Winner of Distinguished Award for Contribution to Nursing Literature
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, is the 2015 recipient of the Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to the Nursing Literature. Friese's work has been praised for its interdisciplinary nature and appears across diverse scientific journals., He is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor.

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Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, of Ann Arbor, MI, is the recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 2015 Rose Mary Carroll-Johnson Distinguished Award for Consistent Contribution to the Nursing Literature. This award recognizes the impact that he has made on the oncology nursing profession through his high-quality research publications, his dissemination of findings for policymakers and practitioners, and his efforts to support the professional development of colleagues. He will be honored for the award at the opening ceremony of the ONS 40th Annual Congress in Orlando, FL, on April 23, 2015.
 
Friese is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor. Since he began his career in 1997, he has conducted research to measure and improve the quality and safety of cancer care delivery. His 51 peer-reviewed manuscripts have been published in the Oncology Nursing Forum, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, BMJ Quality and Safety, Cancer, Cancer Nursing, Health Services Research, and Medical Care. A hallmark of his publications is their interdisciplinary nature, from his co-authors and collaborators to the diverse scientific journals in which he has been published.
 
“Receiving this award from ONS means a great deal to me and my research collaborators,” said Friese. “I am glad that my publications that examine quality of cancer nursing care are valued by my fellow oncology nurses. I am especially grateful to participants in our research studies, who make our publications possible.”
 
Friese received his bachelor of science in nursing degree and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center and Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA. He is an active member of the Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit Chapters of ONS, the ONS Research Special Interest Group, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and he is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. He currently directs the DEFENS Study, a four-year, $2.3-million study to understand and improve the safety of chemotherapy administration. In addition to his appointment in the School of Nursing, Friese is a core member of both the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan.
 
ONS is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families.

Lisa Kennedy Sheldon Becomes ONS’s First Chief Clinical Officer

Lisa Kennedy Sheldon Becomes ONS’s First Chief Clinical Officer
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Beginning October 3, 2016, Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC, AOCNP®, will become ONS’s first chief clinical officer.

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Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC, AOCNP®, has been appointed as the Oncology Nursing Society’s (ONS’s) first chief clinical officer (CCO) beginning October 3, 2016. Kennedy Sheldon brings to the new role more than 30 years of oncology nursing experience, both nationally and internationally, in clinical practice, publication, and education. She is the editor for ONS’s Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) and practices as an oncology nurse practitioner at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH. 
 
The CCO role will report directly to Brenda Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN, chief executive officer, and will provide a strategic vision to ensure that ONS’s clinical practice resources and processes are maintained with the highest integrity. Kennedy Sheldon will also collaborate with ONS affiliates to address and engage emerging oncology practice needs. 
 
“In creating this new role, we wanted someone who would continue to elevate ONS’s leadership in setting the standard for oncology nursing practice,” Nevidjon said. “Lisa’s experiences and expertise will be vital as ONS continues to meet not only today’s practice priorities but to envision and prepare for the future, including building new relationships that strengthen and enhance the mission of ONS.”
 
Kennedy Sheldon brings an extensive history as a clinician, nurse scientist, and educator in the United States and globally. Her research focused on ways to increase patient-provider communication to improve cancer outcomes and reduce disparities in cancer care. She has published in numerous scholarly scientific journals, including the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, and the Journal of Health Communication. Kennedy Sheldon has received numerous awards for her work and will be inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, which recognizes nursing's most accomplished leaders in education management, practice, and research. 
 
“I am excited to join ONS in the role of chief clinical officer,” Kennedy Sheldon said. “And I look forward to bringing the voice of oncology nurses in clinical practice to strategic ONS initiatives that are transforming cancer care.” She will also continue as editor of CJON until the end of her term in 2018.
 
ONS is a professional association of more than 39,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. Learn more at www.ons.org.
 

Contact: Aaron Borchert
               
aborchert@ons.org

 


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