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kathleen colson multiple myeloma nurse

Kathleen Colson, RN, BSN, BS

Affiliation:

Clinical Research Nurse, Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Boston, MA

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Education:

BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
BSN, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Since 2000, Kathy has worked as a Clinical Research Nurse with the multiple myeloma program in the Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, MA. Prior to joining the multiple myeloma program, she served as a Clinical Staff Nurse in the Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Infusion Clinic at DFCI.

Kathy has authored and co-authored numerous publications dealing with multiple myeloma issues. In addition, she has been an invited speaker on this topic at many symposia and workshops, both nationally and internationally, for the Oncology Nursing Society, International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), and International Myeloma Workshop. Kathy also serves on the Nurse Leadership Board of the IMF.

beth faiman multiple myeloma nurse

Beth Faiman PhD, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCN®

Affiliation:

Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner, Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

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Education:

BSN, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH
MSN, Kent State University, Kent, OH
PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Dr. Beth Faiman is a well-respected key opinion leader in the multiple myeloma community who has been caring for patients with multiple myeloma since 1994. She has held teaching appointments as an adjunct faculty member with Case Western School of Nursing, Ursuline College School of Nursing, and Kent State University and holds an advanced oncology nurse certification through Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.

Since 2004 Dr. Faiman has worked as an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner with the multiple myeloma program at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute in Cleveland, OH, where she had previously served as a Registered Nurse and a Nurse Clinician.

Dr. Faiman has extensive experience in hematology and oncology and has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous publications dealing with multiple myeloma issues. The results of her work have appeared in peer-reviewed medical and nursing journals. Dr. Faiman is a founding member of the International Myeloma Foundation Nurse Leadership Board and serves on several myeloma steering committees. She is currently editor-in-chief of The Oncology Nurse APN/PA and on the editorial board of ASH Clinical News among others.

Dr. Faiman’s expertise has also been used to edit various textbooks and chapters within textbooks on multiple myeloma. She is involved in numerous ongoing research trials regarding multiple myeloma and is currently the principal investigator of studies which focus on symptom management in patients with multiple myeloma.

Dr. Faiman received the 2012 Excellence in Medical Oncology and 2013 Commendation for Patient and Nursing Education Award, each sponsored by the Oncology Nursing Society. She was the recipient of the 2015 Dean’s Legacy Award for PhD Studies from Case Western Reserve University and was named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year for Northeast Ohio, 2016.

In addition, she has been an invited speaker and chairperson at many symposia and workshops, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Faiman also served as the chair of several conferences, including the Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress and the Annual Conference of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

sandra kurtin multiple myeloma nurse

Sandra Kurtin, RN, MS, AOCN, ANP-C

Affiliation:

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine;
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ

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Education:

BS, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
MS, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
NP, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Sandra is a recognized leader in the field of multiple myeloma and myelodysplastic syndrome. She holds both academic and teaching appointments. She is currently affiliated with the University of Arizona College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and with the University of Arizona College of Nursing as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing. She is a founding board member for the Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO) and Associate Editor for the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology (JADPO). She is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and speaks nationally and internationally on cancer-related topics. Sandra is a delegate to the Nurse Leadership Board of the International Myeloma Foundation.

patricia a mangan multiple myeloma nurse

Patricia A. Mangan, RN, MSN, APRN-BC

Affiliation:

Nurse Lead, Myeloma, Lymphoma, and Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Programs, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Associate, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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Education:

MSN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Patricia is Nurse Lead of the Myeloma, Lymphoma, and Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Programs at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) in Philadelphia. She is also a Clinical Associate in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she works in collaborative practice with Edward A. Stadtmauer, MD, as a Nurse Practitioner, focusing on the care of patients with multiple myeloma and other blood cancers. Patricia also serves as the nurse liaison of the Myeloma Committee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. An invited speaker on a broad number of topics that deal with bone marrow transplant and the care of patients with hematologic malignancies, Patricia has lectured on both the local and national level. The results of her work have appeared in such peer-reviewed journals as Blood, CJON, Nursing, Bone Marrow Transplant, and The Nurse Practitioner. Patricia is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society and serves on the Nurse Leadership Board of the International Myeloma Foundation.