MELVILLE, New YorkONI is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its recently created Editorial Advisory Board for Oncology Nursing: Genevieve V. Foley, RN, MSN, OCN, CNAA, and Mary Pazdur, RN, MSN, ANP, AOCN. The two will work with Sharon Krumm, PhD, RN, Editor of Oncology Nursing, and current nursing board members Catherine Coleman, RN, OCN, and Mary McCabe, BSN, MA (see ONI January 2003, page 27).
Ms. Foley is vice president of Patient Care Services at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Patient Care Services is comprised of nursing, rehabilitation services, respiratory care, clinical nutrition, child life, and volunteer services.
She has more than 25 years’ experience in pediatric oncology, beginning with 10 years as a pediatric oncology clinical specialist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. She is a founding member and past president of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses. From 1980 to 1996, she was director of Nursing Practice at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Ms. Foley has worked on American Cancer Society (ACS) Committees on prevention and early detection of cancer, and she has received the ACS’s Distinguished Service award.
Ms. Pazdur is a nurse practitioner with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, Maryland, in the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, working with patients on cancer vaccine protocols. She joined NCI in 2000 from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where she was an advanced practice nurse. Her career at M.D. Anderson began in 1988 when she was appointed clinical instructor. In 1989 she was named nurse manager of discharge planning, and in 1993, clinical nurse specialist.
Ms. Pazdur’s research activities have included a study of the needs of orthopedic oncology patients at home, funded by the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, and she has lectured on that and other topics at the Oncology Nursing Society’s Annual Fall Institute and Annual Congress.