Best Posters


Best Poster ($200)

Carolyn Messner

When a Co-Worker is Dying in the Workplace: Transformative Grief Educational Paradigm

Best Poster ($200)

Yonaira M. Rivera, Jorge E. Canales, Himilce Vélez,
Julio Jiménez, Teresita Muñoz-Antonia, Jaime Matta,
Gwendolyn P. Quinn

Cancer 101: Using an Expert Panel to Adapt an Evidence-Based Spanish Language Cancer Education Curriculum for Public Health Students to Educate Communities in Puerto Rico

Best Poster ($200)

Meg McCallum

Engaging Patients in the Development of Patient Education Resources



First Prize ($300)

Andrew C. Johnson, Michael-Jane Levitan, Nelson Shen, Jackie Bender, Michelle Hamilton-Page, Alejandro R Jadad, David Wiljer

Beyond mood trackers and whale calls in mHealth: A systematic review of depression apps


Second Prize Tie ($100 each)

Sharon H. Baik, Tonya M. Pan, Vanessa L. Malcarne, Georgia R. Sadler, Patricia Branz, Matthew Fager

Coping with Cancer: A Cancer Education Program for the Deaf Community


Kristen J. Wells, Khaliah Fleming, Gloria Arroyo, Sara Proctor, Clement Gwede, Cathy D. Meade

¡Es Por Mi Bien! Development of the Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network Cervical Cancer Educational Resource


Third Prize Tie ($50 each)

Ian White, Brian Buchberg, Kim Lu, John Vetto

A virtual reality endoscopic simulator augments general surgery resident cancer education as measured by performance improvement


Maria L. Jibaja-Weiss, Luis Rustveld, Loretta Hanser

Improving Colorectal and Cervical Cancer Screening and Education of Medically Underserved Populations in Harris County, Texas: Findings from the Community Network for Cancer Prevention (CNCP)




First Prize Tie ($300)

Vanessa Sheppard, J. Wang, J. Eng-Wong, S. Harmon-Martin, G. Luta

Promoting Mammography Adherence in Underserved Women: The Telephone Coaching Adherence Study


Georgia Sadler, P. Branz, M. Fager, S. Seegers

Health Promotion via Deaf Friendly Ministries


Second Prize Tie ($200)

Lynda Tunon, C. Gnan, K. Werwie, G. Gotaskie, S. Frank, K. Bird

Integrating New Technology to Provide Chemotherapy Education at an Outpatient Cancer Center


Anne Willis, E. Reed, E. Hatcher, J. Bretsch, M. Pratt-Chapman, L. Norris, S. Patierno

Development of a Workbook to Guide Patient Navigation and Survivorship Program Implementation and Evaluation


Third Prize Tie ($100)

R. Tkatch, Linda Berry-Bobovski, K. Puder, K. Anne, T. Albrecht, S. Eggly, L. Penner, M. Simon

CBPR Approach to Conducting Cancer Related Focus Groups Among Orthodox Jewish Women


L. Meltzer, D. Diaz, M. Carrington, C. Meade, T. Brandon, P. Jacobsen, J. McCaffrey, E. Haura, S. Sutton, Vani Simmons

Development of a Smoking Relapse-prevention Intervention for Cancer Patients



2011 Creative Solutions Posters

First Prize ($300)

Lynda Tunon, S. Frank, J. Phillips, K. Bird, M. Posvar, A. McDade, A. Ketterer. UPMC Cancer Centers

Educating Patient and Families about Supportive Care at a Comprehensive Outpatient Cancer Center

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Second Prize ($200)

Sofia Bunge, E. Vignaroli, C. Cullen, A. Rodriguez, J. Saravia, M. Bertolino, R. Wenk, Programa Argentino de Medicina Paliativa-Fundación FEMEBA ( PAMP-FF)

E- Learning Palliative Care Program in Latin America: Improvements In Knowledge And Skills

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Third Prize ($100)

Leah Scaramuzzo, A. Medina-Forrester, B. Hale, K. Evans, J. Murphy Schehr, C. Rivera, S. Hudson, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Enhance Health Literacy in a Resource Limited Environment

3rd prize photo


2011 Research Posters

First Prize ($300)

Natasha Riley, Vista Community Clinic; E. Merz, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology; G. Robins Sadler, Moores UCSD Cancer Center, V. Malcarne, San Diego State University

The Influence of Perceived Community Support on African-American Women’s Response to a Program Promoting Clinical Trials Participation

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Second Prize ($200)

Melissa Thomas, OhioHealth Research Institute; D. Thomas, Project Hoffnung; W. Hiermer, OhioHealth Research Institute

Project Hoffnung (Hope): Lessons Learned From Delivering Culturally Competent Breast Cancer Education to Amish and Mennonite Communities In Rural Ohio

Not present for the award presentation

Third Prize ($100)

Tracey Thomas, S. Owens (2), University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia SC; K. Johnson, Spartanburg Regional Gibbs Cancer Center, Spartanburg SC; D. Friedman, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia SC; D. Dawkins, S. Bartelt, L. Gansauer, J. Bearden, Spartanburg Regional Gibbs Cancer Center, Spartanburg SC; J. Hebert, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Columbia SC

African-American Men’s And Women’s Knowledge, Perceptions, And Barriers to Communicating about Prostate Cancer:  A Family-Centered Qualitative Study

3rd prize photo



First Prize ($300)

Douglas Ross, MD, University of Maryland, School of Medicine

Implementation of Experiential, Competency-Based Palliative and End-Of-Life Care Training for Internal Medical Residents and Medical Oncology Fellows


Second Prize ($200)

Rosemary Padberg, RN, MA, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

Building the Science of Clinical Trial Accrual


Third Prize ($100)

Kathy Bishop

Providing Equipment at the Patient Education Visit to Improve Quality


  First Prize Second Prize Third Prize
2009 Lisa Phuong Hoang ,BS, Sheila Faye LaHousse, PhD, Melanie C. Nakaji, Svetlana Daverio-Zanetti, Georgia Robins Sadler, BSN, MBA, PhD, BSN, MBA, PhD Connie Ziembicki, Maureen Daniels, Normand Laperriere, Warren Mason, Sue Gowans, Kim Edelstein Donaji Stelzig, Nathalie Folch, Norma Olvera
2008 Kelliann Fee-Schroeder, BSN, RN Jani Ingram, PhD Robert McLaughlin, PhD
2007 Jenny Blanco, MPH Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW Mark Dignan, PhD, MPH
2006 Sandra Tullio-Pow, Med Anita Singh, MD, CCFP Lawrence J. Alfred, PhD
2005 John Vetto, MD LuAnn Wilkerson, EdD Renee Patrick, MA
2004 Donna Smith, RN, NP Charles Kelly John Vetto, MD
2003 Ann Murray, BSc, MAEd unknown Unknown
2002 unknown unknown Unknown
2001 Shayla Green unknown unknown
2000 Suzanne Gronemeyer, PhD unknown unknown


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