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Fox Chase Cancer Center's Arthur Zwerling Completes His Doctoral Degree in Nursing

PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 30, 2007) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center's Arthur Zwerling, CRNA, MSN, DNP, of Elkins Park, Pa., has earned his doctorate in nursing practice in pain management from University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His focus was on assessment, prevention and treatment of post-thoracotomy shoulder pain syndromes.

Zwerling is a staff certified registered nurse anesthetist at Fox Chase and a lecturer at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Before joining Fox Chase, Zwerling was program director of the Schools of Nurse Anesthesia at University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital.

Zwerling earned his M.S. from Saint Joseph's University and his M.S.N. from Temple University. Between the years of 2004 and 2005, Zwerling was awarded the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation Doctoral Scholarship and the International Nurses Society On Addictions Impaired Practice / Peer Assistance Award.

In addition to his professional work, Zwerling has volunteered his time to work with the Health Volunteer Overseas, Belize Nurse Anesthesia Program and Eritrea Nurse Anesthesia Program. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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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