Cheryl Rodgers

Shaping the Future of Oncology Education and Practice

Duke University School of Nursing has centered its mission on not only providing an excellent education for future nursing leaders but also to creating a center of excellence for advancing nursing science.

As the field of Oncology nursing has expanded its role, DUSON is proud to have played its part in helping to educate a future generation of oncology nurses while also leading nursing science in oncology research.

Hockenberry Research Team Presents at Oncology Nursing Society Connections Conference

Dr. Hockenberry’s research team presented a poster at the Oncology Nursing Society Connections Conference held November 8-10 in Dallas. Poster: Hockenberry MJ, Moore IM, Taylor OA, Pasvogel A, Rodgers C, McCarthy K. "The Influence of Oxidative Stress on Symptom Occurrence, Severity and Distress During Childhood Leukemia Treatment."

Rodgers Appointed as Children’s Oncology Group Nursing Discipline Evidence-Based Practice Chair

Cheryl Rodgers was recently appointed as the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Nursing Discipline Evidence-Based Practice Chair. COG is a research network supported by the National Cancer Institute and is the largest pediatric cancer research organization in the world. As the EBP chair, Dr. Rodgers will be responsible for leading all COG-related EBP projects within nursing. In addition, she will be a member of the COG Nursing Steering Committee, which manages activities for the nursing discipline within the organization.

DUSON Contributors to Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children, Tenth Edition

The 10th edition of Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children has just been published. Marilyn Hockenberry has been the Senior Editor for the Wong textbooks for many years. Several individuals from DUSON contributed to this edition:

  • Debra Brandon
  • Brigit Carter
  • Anne Derouin
  • Sharron Docherty
  • Remi Hueckel
  • Rebecca Njord, ABSN '13
  • Cheryl Rodgers

Rodgers Presents at International Society of Paediatric Oncology Congress

At the 46th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology in Toronto, Cheryl Rodgers gave two podium presentations co-authored with Marilyn Hockenberry: "An evidence-based practice program within the children’s oncology group nursing discipline" and  "Depressive symptoms in children during hematopoietic stem cell transplant recovery."

Rodgers, Hockenberry Receive Alex's Lemonade Stand Grant Award

Cheryl Rodgers and her mentor Marilyn Hockenberry have received an award from Alex’s Lemonade Stand for their grant application entitled “Symptom Patterns during Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant." This award is for a two-year period, awarded January 15, 2015, to January 14, 2017. This project was awarded at $98,528 for the two-year project period.

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