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!
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.
Nurses make an impact all over the world. Learn more about global opportunities, including student trips to Panama, Scotland, and other regions.
Celebrate what it means to be a Bull Nurse! Enjoy a lunch provided by the College of Nursing and socialize with your new classmates.
College of Nursing students are invited to meet Dean Victoria L. Rich on Wednesday, October 2nd from 11:00am – 12:00pm.
Take this opportunity to meet the Dean, take a photo, and enjoy some delicious donuts and coffee!