By Brian Taylor, ONS Manager of Chapter Relations and ONS Awards

Did you know that each year, ONS offers 26 awards to honor and recognize well-deserving members, teams, and employers? There are six award categories, all designed to recognize the best and the brightest (and rising stars!). The ONS Distinguished Awards recognize exceptional individuals for their lifetime career achievements and for their outstanding contributions to cancer care. Research and Clinical Lectureship Awards afford members a prestigious opportunity to present at the ONS Annual Congress by recognizing their contributions to oncology nursing research. Excellence Awards recognize the contributions of RNs in eleven different core specialties. The Pearl Moore ‘Making a Difference’ Awards, named after former ONS Chief Executive Officer Pearl Moore, recognize individuals and teams that cheap water trampoline for sale go the extra mile to make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer, their families, and their communities. And last, but certainly not least, the ONS Employer Recognition Awards honor employers that show exemplary support for and/or honor RNs working in oncology. Make sure to let these award winners hear your support as they process in at the beginning of the opening ceremony at Congress!

Join us in saluting the following 2016 ONS award recipients.

2016 ONS Award Winners

Distinguished Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
Cynthia Cantril, RN, OCN®, CBCN®, MPH

Honorary Member Award
Bonnie Barnes, FAAN and Mark Barnes, FAAN, Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (h.c.), and Barbara L. Grant, MS, RDN, CSO, FAND

Distinguished Researcher Award
Marie Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, AOCN®, ACHPN, FAAN

Research and Clinical Lectureship Awards

State-of-the-Science Lectureship Award
Margaret Quinn Rosenzweig, PhD, FNP-C, AOCNP®, FAAN

Victoria Mock New Investigator Award
Canhua Xiao, PhD, RN

Clinical Lectureship
Elizabeth S. Rodriguez, DNP, RN, OCN®

Excellence Awards

Excellence in Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Rebecca Martin, BSN, RN, OCN®, BMTCNTM

Excellence in Care of the Older Adult With Cancer
Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN®

Excellence in Medical Oncology
Mary W. Dunn, RN, MSN, OCN®, NP-C

Excellence in Oncology Nursing Health Policy and Advocacy
AnnMarie Lee Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN®, CHES

Excellence in Patient/Public Education
Chasity Burrows Walters, PhD, RN

Excellence in Radiation Therapy Nursing
Annette Quinn, RN, MSN

Excellence in Surgical Oncology
Amy Jude Hoffman, MSN, PhD, RN

Excellence in Survivor Advocacy
Charles L. Schreiner IV, MS, RN, ACNP-BC

Excellence in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
Kathryn Trotter, DNP, CNM, FNP-C, FAANP

Linda Arenth Excellence in Cancer Nursing Management Award
Theresa Johnson, BSN, RN, CBCN®

Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award
Linda Penwarden, MN, RN, AOCN®, CNS

Pearl Moore “Making a Difference” Awards

Emerging Leader Award
Colleen Villamin, RN, MSN, OCN®, CNL

International Award for Contributions in Cancer Care
Maryam Rassouli, PhD

Frontline Care Award
Susan Bohnenkamp, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CCM

Team Achievement Award
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY-Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) Survivorship Nurse Practitioners (NP) Team

Employer Recognition Awards

Employer Recognition Award—Large Category
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD

Employer Recognition Award—Medium Category
Clearview Cancer Institute
Huntsville, AL

Employer Recognition Award—Small Category
Sturdy Memorial Hospital
Attleboro, MA