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Associate professor Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN and member of UNC Lineberger has been selected as an Extraordinary Nurse Leader by Yale University, the first independent university-based nursing school established in the United States. As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, Yale School of Nursing has selected 90 alumni who “embody the School’s mission of advancing better health care” to be honored at a ceremony in October 2013.

Dr. Mayer has over 30 years of cancer nursing practice, education, research, and management experience. She is well-known for her innovative research on cancer survivorship health issues and her work to develop new eHealth applications for managing cancer and other complicated health conditions. In addition to her research, she has served as a member of the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board (a Presidential appointment) and president of the Oncology Nursing Society. Dr. Mayer is the Editor for theClinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON), and she has published over 70 articles and book chapters on oncology and oncology nursing issues.

Date: May 2, 2013