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Denise Albano, RN, NP

Oncology Nursing Consortium

Denise Albano, RN, NP, graduated from Stony Brook University as a nurse practitioner with a master’s degree in science in 1998. She is presently in the doctorate program at Stony Brook University and has been practicing as an adult oncology nurse practitioner in a full time roll since graduation. She earned her NP certification from the Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Amy Goodrich, RN, MSN, CRNP, RA

Oncology Nursing Consortium

Amy Goodrich, RN, MSN, CRNP, Research Associate, is a Nurse Practitioner in the Hematologic Malignancies Program and Research Nursing Manager at The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Goodrich manages patients with various types of hematologic malignancies, concentrating on the lymphomas. She also manages the Cancer Center’s research nurses and is extremely involved in research operations.

Judith K. Payne, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN

Oncology Nursing Consortium

Dr. Judith Payne is past Director of Nursing Research and Evidence-Practice, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin. She has expertise and experience in oncology administration, research, and clinical practice, and has received several awards in these areas including the Young Research Award from Duke University Comprehensive Center and the ONS State-of-the-Science Lectureship Award from the Oncology Nursing Society. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Academy’s Health Behavior Expert Panel. Dr Payne is active in ONS and speaks nationally on a variety of nursing issues.

Julie Ann Plantamura, RN, MSN, FNPc

Oncology Nursing Consortium

Julie Ann Plantamura, RN, MSN, FNPc, is a Board-certified Nurse Practitioner with North Shore Hematology-Oncology Associates, P.C. (NSHOA) in East Setauket, New York. At NSHOA, which she joined in 2001, she provides direct care and treatment to hematology and oncology patients as well as serving patients who are participating in many clinical trials. She lectures extensively on many aspects of oncology care throughout the US.

Kathleen M. Shurpin, PhD, ANP-C, NPP, RN

Oncology Nursing Consortium

Dr. Shurpin obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from Adelphi University, Garden City N.Y. She holds certifications as a Registered Professional Nurse, an Adult Nurse Practitioner, and a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She currently holds the position of Professor in the Stony Brook University School of Nursing. In addition to her professorship, Dr. Shurpin currently serves as the director of the Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. She is also engaged in support groups for cancer patients and families. Dr. Shurpin has been director of both the Adult Health Nurse Practitioner Program and the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She has also directed the undergraduate nursing program. Her research interests include oncology and educational technologies. She serves on many national and regional committees related to nursing education and practice.

Sylvia K. Wood, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC

Oncology Nursing Consortium

Sylvia K. Wood is an adult Nurse Practitioner, with over 35 yrs of nursing experience. She has practiced in oncology for the last 25 yrs with emphasis in hematologic malignancies, bone marrow transplant, breast cancer and palliative care. Dr Wood has been involved in clinical trial research in areas of bone marrow transplant, hematologic malignancies and solid tumors with interest in evidence-based research to improve clinical practice outcomes. She has works with the Oncology Nursing Society in a program called “Putting Evidence Into Practice” in order to support oncology nursing education and clinical practice. Dr. Wood received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York and she received her Master of Science in the Adult Nurse Practitioner program and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Stony Brook University. Currently Dr. Wood serves on the full-time faculty in the Department of Nursing at St Joseph’s College. She has lectured extensively and is the lead author for articles on treatment-related side effects of cancer published in peer-reviewed journals.

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