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February 2013, Volume 17, Number 1


Meet the CJON Editorial Board


The following oncology nurses comprise the Editorial Board of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) for 2013. They are involved in clinical care and support the mission of CJON, which is to provide practical information necessary to care for patients and their families across the cancer continuum and to develop publication skills in oncology nurses. Each associate editor is receptive to working with those interested in authoring columns. The associate editors welcome your comments, ideas, and suggestions for column topics. Contact information can be found at the end of each description.


Journal Editor


Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, is an associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Her program of research focuses on the issues facing cancer survivors and improving cancer care. She has a clinical practice working with breast cancer survivors. Deborah is an advanced practice oncology nurse who has consulted with organizations on issues to improve cancer care and has more than 30 years of cancer nursing practice, education, research, and management experience. She earned a PhD from the University of Utah, her MSN from Yale University, her BSN from Excelsior College, her Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the University of Maryland, and her diploma from Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing.


Deborah is the editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing and can be reached at CJONEditor@ons.org.


Associate Editors


Valerie Burger, RN, MA, MS, OCN®, is the assistant vice president of the Cancer Service Line at the Monter Cancer Center for the North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System. This regional role puts Valerie in the community cancer programs affiliated with the health system. Valerie has been an oncology nurse for more than 24 years. She has been an associate editor for the Oncology Nursing Forum and was secretary of the Long Island Queens chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). As a trainer for the ONS Chemotherapy and Biotherapy course, Valerie has helped to educate many of the nurses on Long Island. She coauthored the chapter “The Nurse and Documentation” in the book Law for Nurse Leaders: A Comprehensive Reference (Springer, 2011). Valerie holds two master’s degrees from New York University and a postmaster’s certificate in Holistic Nursing from the College of New Rochelle.


Valerie is the associate editor for the Supportive Care column and can be reached at val_burger@yahoo.com.


Ellen R. Carr, RN, MSN, AOCN®, is a nurse case manager in Surgical Oncology at the Moores University of California, San Diego, Cancer Center. She received her bachelor of science in journalism from the University of Colorado and her master of science in nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. She is an active member of ONS, a past president of her local chapter, and a former editor of the ONS Foundation News.

Ellen is the associate editor for the Oncology Essentials column (formerly Oncology Nursing 101) and can be reached at ecarr@ucsd.edu.


Anne H. Gross, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, is the vice president for Nursing and Clinical Services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. She cochairs Dana-Farber’s Nursing Quality Committee and is a member of the institution’s Quality Leadership Council. Anne has worked on quality improvement initiatives as part of several of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Collaboratives and has more recently led an interdisciplinary Team Training program in outpatient oncology, resulting in improved quality and safety in the practice environment. Anne also serves ONS as the Massachusetts Health Policy Liaison and is frequently involved in legislative advocacy through her organization’s Patient/Family Legislative Action Network. She received a bachelor of science in nursing from St. Louis University, a master of science in nursing from Boston College, and her doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.


Anne is the associate editor for the Quality column, which will debut in the June 2013 issue, and can be reached at anne_gross@dfci.harvard.edu.


Mallori Hooker, RN, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP®, is a medical oncology and stem cell transplantation nurse practitioner at Mountain States Tumor Institute in Boise, ID. She has worked in blood and marrow transplantation for the past 14 years. She was awarded the Josh Gotthiel Bone Marrow Transplant Career Enhancement Scholarship in 2003 and has been a reviewer of potential applicants for the award. She raised money for and completed the Susan G. Komen 60-mile breast cancer walk and has raised money for and participated with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training.


Mallori is the associate editor for the Heart of Oncology Nursing column and can be reached at hookerm@slhs.org.


Colleen M. O’Leary, RN, MSN, AOCNS®, is a clinical nurse specialist for head and neck cancer at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. She has presented nationally on a variety of oncology nursing topics, including head and neck cancers, hypersensitivity reactions, and venothromboembolism. She has authored chapters in Nursing Management: Principles and Practice on endocrine cancers, septic shock, and hypersensitivity reactions and in A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management on septic shock. She was on the ONS team that developed the first Putting Evidence Into Practice resources on the prevention of infection.


Colleen is the associate editor for the Advanced Practice Nursing Issues column and can be reached at blestrn@aol.com.


Guadalupe R. Palos, RN, LMSW, DrPH, is the manager of clinical protocol administration in the Office of Cancer Survivorship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. She has been a member of ONS for more than 20 years and is one of the cofounders of the Transcultural Nursing Special Interest Group. She has served on several ONS committees and task forces regarding cultural diversity and cancer prevention in ethnic and minority populations. Guadalupe is a coauthor of Multicultural Outcomes: Guidelines for Cultural Competence and several book chapters on palliative care research, including the chapter on cultural competence published in Nursing Management: Principles and Practice. She has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals on caregiver burden, cancer pain management, and disparities. She serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and was awarded a National Cancer Institute K07 research award (2005–2010) to study the effects of cancer symptoms on minority caregivers.


Guadalupe is the associate editor for the Professional Issues column and can be reached at gpalos@mdanderson.org.


Marlon Saria, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, is a neuro-oncology program nurse specialist in the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California in San Diego. He has been actively involved with ONS and has served in a variety of positions, including the Congress Planning Team and the Steering Council. He is the editor of Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Scenarios.


Marlon is the associate editor for the Evidence-Based Practice column and can be reached at msaria@ucsd.edu.


Camille A. Servodidio, RN, MPH, CRNO, OCN®, CCRP, is the RN director of the Cancer Clinical Research Office at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. She is a member of the Central Connecticut ONS Chapter and has served as past president and past secretary. Camille is presently an ONS Congress abstract reviewer and Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation certification awards committee reviewer. She has served on the editorial boards for ONS News, ONS Connect, and ONS Insight, and has authored several papers and book chapters. She has served as a reviewer for the Manual of Clinical Trials Nursing and CJON. She also served on the ONS Continuing Education Approval and Recognition Program Reviewer Committee. Camille is presently the cochair of the Hartford Hospital Research Committee, the Hartford Hospital GYN Oncology Working Group.


Camille is the associate editor for the Safety column and can be reached at casgfs@aol.com.