Peer Review Committee on Scholarships in Oncology Nursing (SCN)

This committee reviews applications and recommends recipients for 2 Scholarship Programs in Cancer Nursing:  Doctoral Degree Scholarships in Cancer Nursing and Graduate Scholarships in Cancer Nursing Practice.  It also advises the American Cancer Society (ACS) on matters of policy governing the programs. 


Committee Members

The members are experts in cancer nursing education, practice, administration, and research.

Karen Schumacher, RN, PhD - Chair
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Yvette Conley, PhD, FAAN
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 

Mary C. Hooke, PhD, APRN, CPON, PCNS-BC
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

Linda Huff, Stakeholder
Detroit, MI

Karen Kane McDonnell, PhD, RN, OCN
University of South Carolina College of Nursing
Columbia, SC

Katherine Kelly, PhD, RN
Children's National Medical Center
Washington DC

Joanne Lester, PhD, CNP
retired Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner
The Ohio State University
Grove City, OH

Deborah K. Mayer, PhD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Julie Elam Otte, PhD, RN, OCN
Indiana University School of Nursing,
Indianapolis, IN

JingJing Shang, PhD, RN
Columbia University
New York, NY

Elaine Snyder, Stakeholder
West Point, NE