Currently I am Project Director for a study funded by the National Cancer Institute to explore the prevalence, severity, and impact of symptoms women may experience in their breast surgical area after breast cancer surgery. If neuropathic pain develops in the surgical area, the women will be asked to participate in a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of a lidocaine patch. My area of clinical interest is in respiratory nursing. I teach a course in basic chest x-ray interpretation, for which I have developed a web-based format.
Active in a number of professional organizations, including the American Nurses Association/California, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Oncology Nursing Society, American Pain Society, and the International Association for the Study of Pain.
Honors and Awards
1986 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award
1986, 1990, 1991 Teacher of the Year Award (by the Bachelor of Science Students)
1983 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
2000 Chapter Service Award of Alpha Eta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
BS - Loretto Heights College, Denver, CO
MS - University of California, San Francisco