The USF College of Nursing is pleased to host Ellen M. Lavoie Smith, PhD, APRN, AOCN®, FAAN, who will present “Bedside to Bench to Bedside: Managing Painful Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy” at noon on Tuesday, March 5, in MDN 2005.
Dr. Smith is an associate professor and director of the PhD program at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Her program of research is focused on improving the assessment and treatment of chronic, cancer-related neuropathic pain, with a specialty focus in painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
She has received independent research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Oncology Nursing Society, the American Cancer Society, Dartmouth, and the University of Michigan. Dr. Smith conducted a cross-sectional study evaluating the clinimetric properties of peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain measurement approaches. She also completed an Oncology Nursing Society-funded study focused on utilizing quality improvement methodology to improve neuropathic pain management in cancer patients.
Dr. Smith recently completed a national multisite research trial through the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB 170601). This was the first large randomized, placebo-controlled trial to reveal an effective intervention (duloxetine) for painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Her findings on the “Effect of duloxetine on pain, function, and quality of life among patients with chemotherapy-induced painful peripheral neuropathy” were featured in the JAMA Report (April 3, 2013). In addition, a television clip highlighting this study was aired on 183 television stations throughout the United States and was viewed by more than 17 million viewers, with another 82 million viewing the video clip online. It was also covered in a video segment by Sanjay Gupta, MD.
Attention: Men in Nursing
Join USF College of Nursing as we host an informational session about starting a USF chapter of the American Association of Men in Nursing!
USF College of Nursing Alumni Event
Join the College of Nursing faculty and Dean Victoria L. Rich at a private reception followed by the Baccalaureate Pinning Ceremony – featuring the *Alumni Path of Light.
Mingle with fellow alumni and faculty, hear updates on the College of Nursing, and welcome new graduates into the profession.
– Breakfast Reception begins at 9:30 am
– Baccalaureate Pinning Ceremony begins at 10:30 am> RSVP early, limited space available!
*During the ceremony graduating baccalaureate nursing students move through a lighted path, led by their mentors, faculty and alumni, to ceremoniously receive their nursing pin, marking the transition from student to professional nurse. Read more about the Pinning Ceremony and the Path of Light.
USF College of Nursing Alumni Event
Join the USF College of Nursing and our distinguished alumni for a nursing career panel discussion at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS).
Featuring Alumni Panelists:
Susan Scherer, CEO and Founder, Heavenly Hash Creamery (BSN ’13)
Monica Carrington, Nurse Manager, Tampa General Hospital (BA ’11, BSN ’13)
Duellyn Pandis, MS, President and CEO, Passport Health of Tampa Bay (DNP ’17)
Get to know the College of Nursing by learning about involvement opportunities and student organizations. Then say thanks to those who have supported you be writing a postcard message to Mom, Dad, or other family members.
Learn all about some of the different resources available to every Bull Nurse. Connect with counseling services, health services, The WELL, and more, as you find ways to maximize your time as a part of the College of Nursing.
Explore the student experience with biobehavioral lab tours, as well as presentations from faculty and students in our doctoral programs. Learn more about our research enterprise.
Pre-Nursing students: Tour the simulation lab, interact with faculty and current students, and learn about volunteer opportunities throughout Tampa Bay.