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Fox Chase Nurse Honored by American Academy of Nursing

PHILADELPHIA (October 28, 2009) – Andrea Barsevick, RN, PhD, AOCN, director of nursing research at Fox Chase, has been selected to become a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Barsevick is among 98 nurse leaders to be inducted as fellows during the Academy's 36th Annual Meeting and Conference, on November 7, 2009, in Atlanta, GA.

"Fellowship in the Academy of Nursing is a top honor and major accomplishment," says Joanne Hambleton, RN, MSN, NE-BC, vice president of nursing and patient services at Fox Chase. "We are very pleased that Andrea is being recognized for her contributions to the science of symptom management for cancer patients and survivors."

Academy fellows are selected based on evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care. Each nominee must be sponsored by two current Academy fellows. In addition, the selection process takes into account the extent to which nominees' nursing careers influence health policies for the benefit of all Americans.

The Academy includes more than 1,500 nursing leaders in education, management, practice, and research. Leadership positions held by Academy fellows include university presidents, chancellors, and deans; state and federal political appointees; hospital chief executives and vice presidents for nursing; researchers and entrepreneurs; and practicing nurses

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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