The Advanced Practitioner Society for Hematology and Oncology (APSHO) recently awarded the 2019 Mary Pazdur Award for Excellence in Advanced Practice in Oncology to Jody Pelusi, PhD, FNP, AOCNP (center). Dr. Pelusi is with HonorHealth Research Institute in Scottsdale. The award was presented during APSHO’s annual JADPRO Live conference, held in Seattle.
Dr. Pelusi was recognized for her more than 45-year career in health care, during which she has demonstrated exemplary leadership and dynamic influence in advancing safe and quality care for patients with cancer and in educating nurses, health-care providers, and the community. The award was presented by Tina Harris MS, NP-C, AOCNP®, her colleague (left), and John A. Gentile, Jr, Chairman of Harborside and member of the Board of Directors of APSHO (right).
The award is named in memory of the late Mary Pazdur, NP, who dedicated her life and career to caring patients and her family. To learn more, visit APSHO.org. ■