Posted on Nov 12, 2014

Dr. Susan McMillan receives outstanding research award from USF

Dr. Susan McMillan receives outstanding research award from USF

Susan C. McMillan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN, distinguished professor and Thompson professor of oncology nursing at USF College of Nursing, was awarded the USF Outstanding Research Achievement Award.

Dr. McMillan was one of 14 USF researchers who received the coveted award, which is given to faculty who receive national and international peer recognition for their research in the last calendar year.

Dr. McMillan, who has been with USF College of Nursing for 31 years, has conducted research on cancer pain management and quality of life for more than two decades. She has developed clinically relevant tools that nurses use in assessing patient symptoms.

Her study on Constipation Assessment Scale and Hospice Quality of Life Index have been translated and used internationally. Dr. McMillan is currently testing an educational intervention, COPE, for caregivers of hospice patients with cancer and heart failure to help improve symptom management.

She received many notable awards including the Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award from Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the 2014 Distinguished Nurse Researcher award from Oncology Nursing Society. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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