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Meet the Editorial Board

Meet the Editorial Board

ONF 2016, 43(1), 9-11 DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.9-11

The following thought leaders, educators, and researchers comprise the Editorial Board of the Oncology Nursing Forum (ONF) for 2016. Each brings a unique skill set based on years of oncology experience to the work of the journal. The associate editors support the mission of ONF: to convey research information related to practice, technology, education, and leadership; to disseminate oncology nursing research and evidence-based practice to enhance transdisciplinary high-quality cancer care; and to stimulate discussion of critical issues relevant to oncology nursing. Each associate editor shepherds a column in the journal; their contributions can be seen in every issue. Contact information for the editors can be found at the end of each description.

Journal Editor

Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a well-known author and presenter in the area of cancer and sexuality, as well as in survivorship. In her day job, she works as a clinical nurse specialist, helping men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer make treatment decisions. She is also an American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists–certified sexuality counselor, working with men and women of all ages with different kinds of cancer who are experiencing sexual difficulties during and after treatment. Anne has written nine books about cancer. She is an avid traveler and a lover of fine food and wine.

Anne is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum and can be reached at ONFEditor@ons.org.

Associate Editors

Nancy G. Houlihan, RN, MA, AOCN®, is the nurse leader in the Breast and Imaging Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York. She has been an oncology nurse for more than 30 years, with particular clinical expertise in the management of treatment- and disease-related side effects and the care of survivors. Nancy received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Hunter College and her master of arts in nursing degree from Teachers College of Columbia University, both in New York. She has worked at MSKCC in various clinical and administrative positions, including staff nurse in pediatric and medical oncology, clinical instructor in the Department of Nursing Education, clinical nurse specialist in ambulatory chemotherapy and physician office practice, and clinical program manager for the Cancer Survivorship Program. She received the Samuel and May Rudin Award for Excellence in Advanced Nursing Practice and has been recognized for her volunteer work with CancerCare, Inc. She is certified as an advanced oncology nurse. Nancy has lectured and published extensively about the care of patients with cancer, as well as survivors. She was an adjunct faculty member in the Master of Science Program in Oncology Nursing at Columbia University from 1990–2011. In addition, she has written several articles, abstracts, and posters about cancer symptom management, particularly in the areas of thrombosis and cancer survivorship. Nancy also was editor of the first and second editions of Lung Cancer, wrote a chapter on survivorship for the advanced practice oncology nursing certification program, and coauthored a chapter on cancer survivorship in the third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. In addition, Nancy was editor of the LungCancer.org website and serves on the advisory team for Cancer.Net, a patient-focused website sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She is a member of the New York City chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), was chair of the National ONS Nominating Committee, and was a member of the annual ONS Congress Planning Team.

Nancy is the associate editor of the Leadership & Professional Development column and can be reached at houlihan@mskcc.org.

Virginia T. LeBaron, PhD, ACNP-BC, AOCN®, ACHPN, FAANP, is an assistant professor and Roberts Scholar in the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia. Prior to her current position, Virginia completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in cancer and health disparities at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the University of Massachusetts Boston. The majority of Virginia’s 20-year nursing career has been focused on oncology palliative care, and she boasts experience as a clinician, educator, and researcher. Virginia has practiced clinically as an oncology staff nurse and palliative care nurse practitioner, and, in 2013, she received a doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Utah. As a doctoral student, Virginia was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct a nine-month ethnography at a government cancer hospital in South India. During this time, she explored the relationship between opioid availability and moral distress. Virginia’s program of research aims to improve the delivery of palliative care for patients with advanced cancer, and she is specifically interested in leveraging technology to improve cancer communication, reducing disparities in access to pain relief and palliative care services, and supporting oncology nurses who practice in resource-constrained settings. Virginia served for 10 years as faculty with the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research’s Palliative Access Team, assisting with collaborative educational initiatives primarily in India and Nepal. She is an international expert mentor for the Pain and Policy Studies Group, a World Health Organization Collaborating Center that advocates for a balanced approach to opioid access. Virginia has been a member of ONS since 2000, and she served on the governing board for ONS’s Southern Arizona chapter from 2008–2010. In addition, she is a member of the Policy and Advocacy Committee of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, has published numerous journal articles related to oncology palliative care, and is a contributor to the Oncology Nursing News OncLive blog.

Virginia is the associate editor of the Global Exchange column and can be reached at vlebaron@virginia.edu.

Suzanne M. Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN®, APNG, is a professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology and a professor in adult nursing in the School of Nursing at Saint Louis University in Missouri. She has directed and has been the sole provider in the Hereditary Cancer Program in the Saint Louis University Cancer Center since 1999; there, she provides direct clinical services to patients and families with a hereditary risk for developing cancer. She has served as the editor of the Prevention/Early Detection Special Interest Group for more than 20 years and is serving as a member of the ONS Putting Evidence Into Practice hot flashes team. She is also a member of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) and is the 2011 recipient of ISONG’s President’s Award for Education, which recognizes excellence in genetics education to professionals, patients, and the public.

Suzanne is the associate editor of the Genetics & Genomics column and can be reached at mahonsm@slu.edu.

Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN, is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at New York University. Her primary program of research focuses on associations between glycemic status and immune function in patients with cancer. Her expanded research is focused on optimizing glycemic control in patients with cancer for better infection control, symptom management, and overall survival. This program of research is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Nursing Research, the Perlmutter Cancer Center, the Pless Center for Nursing Research, and the Eastern Nursing Research Society. In addition to research and scholarship, Marilyn teaches courses in genetics, as well as those in research design and methods; mentors doctoral students; and serves on multiple committees, including the Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Scientific Review Committee.

Marilyn is the associate editor of the Research Ethics column and can be reached at marilyn.hammer@nyu.edu.

Erin Streu, RN, MN, CON(C), received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. She has been an oncology nurse for more than 15 years and began her nursing career in palliative care. Erin has worked in a variety of settings, including an inpatient general oncology ward where she administered chemotherapy and ambulatory care. Her clinical expertise is in lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and she is a clinical nurse specialist in this area. Her graduate work focused on uncertainty and the information needs of patients with CLL. She has implemented a new provincial subcutaneous immunoglobulin program for patients with cancer with secondary immune deficiencies who require replacement therapy. Erin’s research and clinical interests include uncertainty, second malignancies in CLL, quality of life, and infectious complications in patients with lymphomas and CLL, as well as transitional care planning for patients with lymphoma. She has presented at local and national conferences and published in those areas. She was the past president of her provincial chapter for the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO/ACIO), and, in 2013, she was awarded the CANO/ACIO-Pfizer Award of Excellence in Nursing Clinical Practice at the national conference.

As the associate editor of the Clinical Challenges column, she hopes to assist oncology nurses in gaining a deeper understanding of complex clinical cases to better optimize patient care. Erin can be reached at erin.streu@cancercare.mb.ca.

Marie A. Flannery, RN, PhD, AOCN®, is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Rochester in New York, with secondary appointments in the Wilmot Cancer Institute and the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. For more than 25 years, she was the senior nurse practitioner in medical oncology ambulatory practice, caring for patients and families who were coping with advanced stages of cancer and helping them to effectively manage pain and related symptoms. Her current research—as a fellow in a National Cancer Institute–funded R25 cancer control research training program—studies the multiple symptoms experienced by individuals with advanced cancer, as well as explores potential interventions that can decrease the burden of their symptoms and improve the quality of their lives. Marie was the first nurse selected to take part in this training program, which provides researchers with the experience to establish careers as outstanding independent investigators in cancer control and prevention research. She teaches in the School of Nursing’s doctoral program, and she has taught in the school’s doctor of nursing practice program and coordinated its master of science in oncology nurse practitioner program. Among her many honors, Marie is the recipient of the School of Nursing’s Promising New Investigator Award and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award, and she was selected as the 2014 March of Dimes Oncology Nurse of the Year.

Marie is the associate editor of the newly instituted Conceptual Foundations column and can be reached at marie_flannery@urmc.rochester.edu.