November 3, 2006

Cancer society honors Ridner

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Sheila Ridner, Ph.D., R.N.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has awarded Sheila Ridner, Ph.D., R.N., assistant professor of Nursing, a Mentored Research Scholar Grant.

The $438,000 grant will fund a community-based intervention study that explores the influence of expressive writing on physical and psychological symptoms associated with breast cancer treatment-related lymphedema.

“We are delighted that the ACS decided to support this first such intervention study conducted in this patient population,” said Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N., senior associate dean for Research at VUSN.

Ridner's award will also fund advanced training in statistics and community-based research methodologies.