2013 CPEN Awards Nominations
The 2013 CPEN Awards nomination form is now available here. Please consider nominating a collegue, program or yourself for one of three awards. It is a wonderful way for our organization to recognize excellent achievements in patient education. The deadline for nominations is June 10, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Chesley Cheatham (firstname.lastname@example.org)or Massey Nematollahi (MNematollahi@southlakeregional.org).
This new award recognizes a CPEN member with 10 years or less of patient education experience, who exemplifies outstanding work in patient education. The award acknowledges the educator’s efforts in creating and/or sustaining cancer patient education programs. The “Rising Star Award” promotes the visibility and value of patient education within health care institutions, communities and/or professional organizations.
Lina Mayorga, MPH, CHES
After losing her grandmother to cancer, Lina was empowered to learn more
about the disease, and became a volunteer at City of Hope. At the age of 15, she made decisions and promises to herself, that she would dedicate her life
and career in the field of cancer.
To date she has spent over half of her life either volunteering and/or working at City of Hope and is currently a program manager for health education. She manages the evaluation and outcomes of all educational and psychosocial programs under the department of Supportive Care Medicine. In addition, she develops, teaches and manages innovative, data driven educational programs both in Spanish and English for patients, families and the community.
Over the years, she has filled various roles and positions in patient care and patient education. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences from California State University, Fullerton in 2005; a degree in Epidemiology
and Biostatistics from Indiana School of Medicine; and her MPH in Health
Education from California State University, Fullerton. She is currently pursuing
her doctorate in epidemiology and biostatistics.
Lina’s contributions and leadership extend far beyond City of Hope. She has
delivered numerous presentations and posters at national and international
meetings, and is actively involved in CPEN as a board member and co-chair of
the Marketing and Membership Committee, as well as many others.
2011 Becki Brown, MA
Recognizes a CPEN member or group of CPEN members who have significantly contributed to patient education. This award recognizes creative approaches to developing and/or disseminating patient education based on resources available.
Be the Match: Super Sam vs. the Marrow Monsters
Super Sam versus the Marrow Monsters, offered
in both English and Spanish, is a 20-minute
animated film featuring Sam, a young boy making
an epic movie production about his own bone
marrow transplant experience. Along the way,
Super Sam meets many everyday heroes (patients, siblings, and health care staff) who talk about the hospital, their feelings, what a transplant is, and what recovery is like.
Developed specifically for children ages 5-9, this engaging video prepares young transplant patients and their families for transplant so that their fears and concerns about the procedure can be minimized and they can feel comfortable asking questions and talking with their doctor and other healthcare professionals about what to expect before, during and after a bone marrow or cord blood transplant.
In addition to the video, the Super Sam DVD includes special features and a variety of printable activity worksheets and learning resources to help patients, siblings, parents and caregivers throughout the transplant experience. The DVD was recently honored with other industry awards that recognize excellence in communicating with a children’s audience. These include two Silver Telly Awards and a Gold Aster Award.
2011 Matthew Ballo, MD for the Road to Wellness
2010 Maximizing Your Patient Education Skills (MPES)
2009 Caregivers’ Guide to Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, Myra Jacobs
2008 The Learning Center at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
2007 Diane Moyer, RN, MS, Ohio State University Medical Center
The Partnership for Health Care Education For Limited English Proficiency Patients 2007 Jean Hartford-Todd, CCLS, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center
2003 Oncology Interactive Educational Series, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network
2001 Leah Mraz, BSN, RN, OCN, My Story: A Diary for People With Cancer, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
2000 Marilyn McCubbin, PhD, RN, FAAn, Kelly Cotter, BA, Michael Dystra, BS Outlook: Life Beyond Childhood Cancer, University of Wisconsin Cancer Center
2000 M.D. Anderson Patient Education Office, University of Texas
2000 Carolyn Weaver, RN, MSN, AOCN, Ask the Expert Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center
2000 Tanya Smith, BA & Patient and Public Education Departmental Staff,
How to Help Your Loved One Stop Smoking, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
1999 Amy Deshler, MSW, Kelli Fee-Schroeder, RN, and Kat Thieman, MBA
Setting Course to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
1999 Dr. Joel Goldwein and Dr. Ivor Benjamin, OncoLink, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
1999 Mary Sumpmann, Nancy Goldstein and Staff, Patient Learning Center, University of Minnesota Cancer Center
CPEN’s highest form of recognition given to a CPEN member for her/his outstanding contribution to the practice and profession of patient education. It is given for accomplishments and tangible contributions that have promoted excellence in patient education as an integral part of patient care.
Nita Pyle, MSN, RN
Nita Draper Pyle, MSN, RN, is the associate director of the Patient Education Office at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing in Galveston, Texas, and completed her Master of Science in nursing at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Pyle also attended The University of Texas School of Public Health as a doctoral student.
As associate director, Pyle is responsible for leading the development of patient education programs in both outpatient and inpatient settings at MD Anderson and its four regional care centers. She has supported evidence-based projects to improve patient education related to clinical trials, informed consent, use of decision aids and oral chemotherapy adherence.
Pyle joined CPEN in 2000 and has served in the roles of chair of the Professional Development Committee (2006-2011), chair-elect of the Board of Directors (2008-2009) and chair (2009-2010). The Professional Development Committee launched a first-ever survey to identify members’ skills and competencies as patient educators. Pyle used this work to develop and implement a teaching competency module for MD Anderson nurses and other clinical disciplines. She also developed and facilitated teleconferences to bring continuing education on various topics of interest to the CPEN membership. Under her leadership as chair of CPEN, a new website was launched; a three-year strategic plan was created; and the second annual meeting with AACE was successfully implemented.
Lynda Tuñon, MSN, RN, OCN
2010 Pat Agre, RN, EdD
2009 Audrey Jusko Friedman
2008 Jean Just, MSN, RN-BC, The Ohio State University Medical Center
2005 Diane Cole, MPH, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
2002 Annette Mercurio, MPH, CHES, City of Hope National Medical Center
2001 Barbara Schroeder, RN, MS, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
2000 Louise Villejo, MPH, CHES, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1999 Kathryn Conrad, RN, MSN, MA, AOCN, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Recognizes that cancer patient education is an aspect of quality care, shared by the entire community, and not the sole responsibility of cancer patient educators. The Gold Star award celebrates the achievements of individuals, groups or organizations whose efforts in cancer patient education have resulted in extraordinary contributions to patients, families or health care practitioners.
2010 Journey Forward, a collaboration between the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, WellPoint, UCLA and Genentech — www.journeyforward.org
2009 Katherine Crosson
2008 The National Bone Marrow Transplant Link, Southfield Michigan
2007 David Wiljer, PhD, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto
2006 Betty R. Ferrell, PhD, RN, FAAN, Marcia M. Grant, RN, DNSc, FAAN City of Hope National Medical Center
2003 Audrey Jusko Friedman, RTT, MSW
Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network
2002 Huntsman Cancer Institute, Patient & Public Education Resource Center
2000 National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Oncology Nursing Society, Association of Oncology Social Work, and Genetech BioOncology, Inc., The Cancer Survival Toolbox
1999 Barbara Giloth, MPH, CHES, American Public Health Association
1999 Dianne G. Shaw, MA, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina