CPEN Awards

CPEN recognizes outstanding individuals, teams and programs in cancer patient education.

  • CPEN and non-CPEN members may submit nominations.
  • Self nominations are accepted and encouraged.
  • You may nominate an individual, team or program.


Nominations were due Friday, August 12, 2022.

Excellence in Cancer Patient Education

Recognizes any group or individual who has significantly contributed to cancer patient education. This award recognizes creative approaches to developing and/or disseminating patient education that demonstrates health literacy best practices.

 2022 Recipient:

  • National Comprehensive Cancer Network Patient Information Operations

Rising Star Award

Recognizes a CPEN member with fewer than 10 years of patient education experience, who demonstrates commitment to advancing the field of cancer patient education and/or is dedicated to supporting the needs of patients and caregivers. The award acknowledges the educator’s efforts in creating and/or sustaining cancer patient education programs. The “Rising Star Award” promotes the visibility and value of patient education within health care institutions, communities, and/or professional organizations.

2022 Recipient:

  • Allison Uzzolino, Health Education Specialist, Senior. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Founders Distinguished Service Award

    In honor of all the founders of the CPEN organization, this award is CPEN’s highest form of recognition. It is given to a CPEN member for their outstanding contribution to the practice and profession of patient education. This award acknowledges accomplishments and tangible contributions that have promoted excellence in patient education as an integral part of patient care.

     2022 Recipient:

    • Marci V. Cleary, Senior Editorial Director of Patient Education, Cancer.Net.  American Society of Clinical Oncology

     

    Award Recipients

    Excellence in Patient Education
    2022 Recipient: National Comprehensive Care Network Patient Information Operations


     

    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, equitable, and accessible cancer care so all patients can live better lives. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) provide transparent, evidence-based, expert consensus recommendations for cancer treatment, prevention, and supportive services. The NCCN Guidelines for Patients® provide expert cancer treatment information to inform and empower patients and caregivers, through support from the NCCN Foundation®.

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    Past Winners 

    2021: Patient Education Practice Guidelines:  Sarah Christensen, MA; MD Anderson Cancer Center and Carolyn Cutillli, PhD, RN, NPD-BC; Penn Medicine, American International College, Co-chairs
    2020: Marrow Masters Podcast Series: National Bone Marrow Transplant Link
    2019: Together, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 
    2018: OncoLink, University of Pennsylvania
    2017: Frankly Speaking About Cancer Clinical Trials, Cancer Support Community
    2016: Mariela Gallo, MPH, CHES
    2015: Family Cancer Retreat - Cancer Services of New Mexico
    2014: Tina Papadakos, MA Ed and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Clinical Trials Database Health Literacy Team
    2013: Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group 
    2012: Be the Match: Super Sam vs. the Marrow Monsters  
    2011: Matthew Ballo, MD for the Road to Wellness 
    2010: Maximizing Your Patient Education Skills (MPES) 
    2009: Caregivers’ Guide to Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, Myra Jacobs 
    2008: The Learning Center at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 
    2007: Diane Moyer, RN, MS, Ohio State University Medical Center, The Partnership for Health Care Education For Limited English Proficiency Patients 
    2007: Jean Hartford-Todd, CCLS, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center 
    2003: Oncology Interactive Educational Series, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network 
    2001: Leah Mraz, BSN, RN, OCN, My Story: A Diary for People With Cancer, The Cancer Institute of  New Jersey    
    2000: Marilyn McCubbin, PhD, RN, FAAn, Kelly Cotter, BA, Michael Dystra, BS Outlook: Life Beyond Childhood Cancer, University of Wisconsin Cancer Center 
    2000: M.D. Anderson Patient Education Office, University of Texas 
    2000: Carolyn Weaver, RN, MSN, AOCN, Ask the Expert Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center 
    2000: Tanya Smith, BA & Patient and Public Education Departmental Staff, How to Help Your Loved One Stop Smoking, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah  
    1999: Amy Deshler, MSW, Kelli Fee-Schroeder, RN, and Kat Thieman, MBA, Setting Course to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center 
    1999: Dr. Joel Goldwein and Dr. Ivor Benjamin, OncoLink, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center 
    1999: Mary Sumpmann, Nancy Goldstein and Staff, Patient Learning Center, University of Minnesota Cancer Center

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