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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-3

Welcome new editorial members

Date of Web Publication27-Jan-2017

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DOI: 10.4103/2347-5625.199083

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. Welcome new editorial members. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs 2017;4:1-3

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. Welcome new editorial members. Asia Pac J Oncol Nurs [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Dec 2];4:1-3. Available from: https://www.apjon.org/text.asp?2017/4/1/1/199083

We welcome the following nine new editorial members. Given the number of countries they collectively represent is truly a reflection of the international focus of our open access journal. We thank them for their wiliness to give of their time and expertise to serving the journal in this capacity. We look forward to working with them.

Judi Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Editor-in-Chief, APJON

Editorial Members

Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Director of Nursing Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is Emeritus Professor at the University of Missouri St. Louis, and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology and The City University of New York. Margaret retired as Colonel from the Army Reserve and was the first female to hold the rank of Colonel in the Massachusetts National Guard. She is immediate past-president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). She is co-author of award winning books including Oncology Nursing Drug Handbook and Cancer Chemotherapy: A Nursing Process Approach. Both books earned American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year awards. Margaret is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and the New York Academy of Medicine. Among many recognitions and awards, Dr. Barton-Burke is an inaugural and senior faculty for the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships (ADDRF) workshop sponsored by African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya. She was named to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 2014-2015 Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP) Fellowship. Margaret can be reached at bartonbm@mskcc.org.

Carmen Wing Han Chan, RN, PhD, has demonstrated integrated scholarship in pediatric, cancer and palliative care research which has broadly impacted on the profession, patients, families, community, and nursing education. Her main fields of research specialization include symptom management, psychosocial care, sexuality, advance care planning, pediatric care and cancer screening. As 'symptom cluster' has been acknowledged to be at the cutting edge of science in symptom management, Professor Chan's early PhD work on the identification and management of 'symptom cluster' in patients with cancer was novel and contributed to the international development of nursing knowledge. It also laid a foundation for her subsequent studies on symptom management including the treatment of oral mucositis, skin rash, breathlessness, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, pain, anxiety and sexual function. Professor Chan's palliative care research focuses on the promotion of advance care planning and advance directives, and targets on cancer patients, pediatric patients, older adults and the general public. Her research initiatives on this area have demonstrated excellence in design and innovation, and a great impact on the health care profession and the society. Professor Chan and her team conducted several community roadshows and surveys to promote advance care planning and advance directives in Hong Kong. Subsequently, they developed and published a health manual for advance care planning, which has been widely distributed to the public via community roadshows and to elderly centers and hospitals. In 2016, Professor Chan will launch another GRF project to carry out a large-scale population survey on the acceptance and completion of advance directive among the general public in Hong Kong. Carmen can be reached at whchan@cuhk.edu.hk.

Raymond Chan, RN, PhD, is Professor of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology and Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. He holds an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Health Professional Research Fellowship. Raymond is currently the President for the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA), the peak professional body representing nurses across Australia. He is also the Associate Editor for Cancer Nursing: An International for Cancer Care. Raymond's research interests include cancer survivorship, palliative care, management of cancer- and treatment- related symptoms and toxicities, and management of vascular access devices. In recent years, Raymond focuses his research on the health services' and health professional's responses to the needs of people affected by cancer in the survivorship phase. The most recently completed project includes the STEP study, which examined health professionals' survivorship practice patterns and survivors' care needs in 10 Asia-Pacific countries. He is also currently undertaking a randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of a novel nurse-led telehealth intervention for improving outcomes in lymphoma patients after treatment. This study is expected to provide direction to better care for the ever increasing number of cancer survivors. Raymond can be contacted at Raymond. Chan@qut.edu.au.

Kuei-Ru Chou, PhD, RN, is jointly appointed as Director of Library at Taipei Medical University, and Deputy Director for Department of Nursing for Taipei Medical University-Shuang Ho Hospital. Dr. Chou has more than 30 years' experience in research, education and clinical practice in mental health nursing and geriatric nursing. She has published many books and more than 120 scientific publications in SCI/SSCI journals. She devoted all of her research career in the field of cognitive therapy and alternative therapies for patients with mental health disorders. She is also a consultant to the patients with psychological problems in Wen-Fang Hospital. She has been serviced as the Director of Graduate Institute of Nursing from 2006-2011 and promoted to the Acting Dean of College of Nursing, Taipei Medical University. During these years, Dr. Chou served as the chair of research committee of Asian Oncology Nursing Society, the executive director of Oncology Nursing Society of Taiwan, the executive director of community service and international affairs committee of Lambda Beta Chapter-At-Large, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the director of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses Association R.O.C. Dr. Chou has received numerous awards in recognition of her research, teaching and service. Kuei-Ru can be reached at kueiru@tmu.edu.tw.

Mary Elizabeth Davis, RN, MSN, AOCNS, is an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, New York. She graduated from University of Delaware in 1985 with a Bachelors degree in nursing and followed in 1989 with a Masters of Nursing from Columbia University specializing in oncology. Mary Elizabeth work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist within the 13 practices that make up MSK's ambulatory medical oncology consultative services. Her role includes modeling professional practice to the nurses of the services for which she has responsibility including mentoring and precepting nurses who are new to a practice, coordinating and evaluating their clinical experiences, and overseeing their development in the oncology nursing specialty and the ambulatory clinical practice role. Mary Elizabeth regularly “walks the walk” filling in and assisting in busy practices; this helps maintain knowledge of the latest advances in disease treatment and management as well as experience firsthand the challenges of the ambulatory nursing role. Over the past few years she has been practicing within MSK's busy and growing world- renowned retinoblastoma clinic. Mary Elizabeth has presented on retinoblastoma nationally and at international conferences in the hopes of bringing this curable disease to the attention of nurses worldwide. Early diagnosis and early access to treatment can save lives, eyes and vision. Mary Elizabeth can be reached at davism@mskcc.org.

Janelle Levesque, PhD, is an academic and early career researcher working with Monash University (School of Psychological Sciences) and UNSW, where she is a Visiting Fellow with the Faculty of Medicine. Dr Levesque attained her PhD in 2012, and is developing her research profile, being awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award to complete her PhD, $2.8 million in research funding through a Cancer Council Program grant, and various small grants, authoring 20 articles, two book chapters, 11 published abstracts, and 31 presentations and posters at national and international conferences. Since completing her PhD in 2012, Dr Levesque has worked in a postdoctoral research role coordinating several research projects including a national randomized controlled trial of a psychosocial intervention for couples dealing with cancer, pilot studies examining the needs of culturally diverse patients, and a translational project examining the integration of patient reported outcome data into routine care in oncology settings. In 2016, Dr Levesque commenced her role at Monash University, which involves teaching and research supervision in the Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced). Janelle can be reached at janelle.levesque@monash.edu.

Lize Maree, DCur, RN, FANSA, is appointed as Head, Department of Nursing Education, at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Her academic career started in 2000 when she joined the then Technikon Pretoria as part time lecturer for the oncology nursing learning programme. She joined the University of the Witwatersrand in 2011 and reintroduced the diploma and course work Master's degree in oncology and palliative care nursing the following year. She has taught and mentored oncology nursing scholars on all levels ranging from informal up to PhD and hosted International Atomic Energy Agency nurse fellows from other African countries. She assisted with the development of various oncology and palliative care nursing curricula in Africa. She currently serves on the Palliative Care Educational and Training Task Team appointed by the Minister of Health. Lize is a member of various national and international nursing organizations and a fellow of the Academy of Nursing of South Africa. In 2015 she became a National Research Foundation rated scientist in the fields of oncology and palliative care. Since joining the academe, she focused on developing oncology nursing as specialist field of nursing. She believes Africa's nurses should be research active in order to develop cancer nursing education and practice tailored for Africa's unique needs. Lize can be contacted at Lize.maree@wits.ac.za.

Ayda Gan Nambayan, RN, PhD, is a training consultant for The Ruth Foundation, a non-profit, non-governmental organization, that provides Palliative and Hospice Care and Education to marginalized patients and elderlies in the Philippines. Prior to returning to her country of birth, she enjoyed a successful academic and clinical career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a faculty member at the School of Nursing and as an Associate Scientist at the University's Comprehensive Cancer Center. She also served as a content/curriculum developer for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/International Outreach Program educational website (www. Cure4Kids.org). Her experiences include being an Item Writer and committee member for the Bias Sensitivity Review Committee of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. She has co-authored in nursing management and palliative care textbooks. She has received several awards including the Oncology Nursing Society's Pearl Moore Making a Difference and the ELNEC Pediatric Education awards. Ayda can be reached at anambayan@yahoo.com.

Susan Williamson, PhD, RN, is a Senior Research Fellow in the Cancer, Supportive and Palliative Care Research Group School in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire. She qualified as a nurse in 1978 and was awarded her PhD from the University of Manchester in 2001. She has a history of work in applied health care research, focused on identifying and meeting the psychosocial, information and support needs of people who have been diagnosed and treated for cancer. This has led to the implementation of nurse-led interventions which fit well with the aim of the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative in the UK “to ensure that those living with and beyond cancer get the care and support they need to lead as healthy and active a life as possible, for as long as possible.” Susan can be reached at SWilliamson2@uclan.ac.uk.


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