Children’s National Medical Center
Pamela Hinds, PhD, RN, FAAN – Dr. Hinds is currently the Director of the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes and Associate Director of the Center for Clinical Translational Science at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and a Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University in Washington, D. C. She is adjunct professor for the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, and the University of Maryland, College of Nursing.
Dr. Hinds had the privilege of creating and leading research related to hope and the pediatric cancer experience, quality of life, fatigue and altered sleep during the treatment of pediatric cancers, and end of life communication and decision making. She served on the IOM committee on end-of-life and palliative care for children in America and the NQF panel on palliative and end-of-life care in America. She is an Oncology Nursing Society Distinguished Nurse Researcher and the Association of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Distinguished Nurse Researcher. She currently serves on the NCI Symptom and Quality of Life Scientific Committee, Co-director of the Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Resource Center for the Children’s Oncology Group, and member of the NINR Ad Hoc Evaluation Advisory Committee, End-of-life and Palliative Care Science: a Needs Assessment of Federal and Private Research Funding Trends, Project Grants, and National Research Priorities and is the editor-in-chief for the journal, CANCER NURSING: An International Cancer Journal.
Shana Jacobs, MD – Dr. Jacobs completed oncology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC where she continues to practice. Clinically, her areas of expertise include leukemia and lymphoma as well as palliative care for children with cancer. Her primary research interests include treatments for hodgkin’s lymphoma, as well as supportive care for cancer patients, particularly non pharmacological interventions such as massage.
Catriona Mowbray, PhD, BSN, RN, CNL – Dr. Mowbray has been the Research Nurse Coordinator for Supportive Care Studies in the Division of Oncology for since 2012 and during that time period, she has been responsible for screening potentially eligible participants, initiating the consent/assent processes, administering patient and parent report questionnaires, creating databases for these completed questionnaires, and assisting in interpreting study findings. Dr. Mowbray has worked with multiple disciplines and specialties at Children’s National to help enlarge their Supportive Care resources.
Mia K. Waldron, MSN-Ed, RN-BC, CPN – Mia is the Research Nurse Coordinator in the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes. Mrs. Waldron has participated in descriptive and experimental nursing research studies as a multiple principal investigator or co-investigator and is currently collaborating on an R01 in the role of interviewing children and parents regarding the child’s experiences with cancer treatment-related toxicities. She has a clinical background as a neonatal intensive care nurse and nurse educator for both undergraduate pre-licensure students and professional nurses.
Jichuan Wang, PhD – Dr. Wang is a biostatistician at Children’s National Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics and Biostatistics at the George Washington University. He has been working in the field of public health studies for more than two decades and has collaborated on numerous NIH and federally funded projects. Dr. Wang’s publications and previous funding cover a wide range of statistical methods and public health studies. His books on multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling have been recently published by Walter de Gruyter and John Wiley, respectively. In summary, Dr. Wang has a record of successful independent and collaborative research as a biostatistician and specific expertise relevant to this project.
Meaghann Weaver, MD – Meaghann Weaver is in her final year of pediatric oncology fellowship at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and DC Children’s National Health Systems (she will then join the National Institutes of Health as a palliative fellow). Her main research interests include the inclusion of mixed methodology in cancer studies, global health interventions, adolescent perspectives, and symptom management metrics. Her favorite parts about PRO-CTCAE are the dynamic, fun team and the privilege of eliciting direct patient reported outcomes.