Ruth McCorkle, PhD, RN, FAAN, Florence Wald Professor of Nursing at Yale School of Nursing, Professor of Chronic Diseases at Yale School of Public Health and Assistant Director for Psychosocial Oncology at Yale Cancer Center, was presented with the Yale Cancer Center Lifetime Achievement Award at Yale Cancer Center’s annual Conclave, an award given annually to a Yale Cancer Center member who has impacted the field of oncology both nationally and internationally. Catherine Lyons, RN, MS, presented the award to Ruth, affectionately calling her the "Godmother of Oncology Nursing." Ruth joined Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Nursing in 1998 and focused her career on psychosocial oncology and quality of life research. She has been continually funded by the NIH for over 40 years and is the author of innumerable publications in her field. "Above all, she is a nurse in the noblest sense of the word, and as a nurse she continually mentors the next generation,” Ms. Lyons said.
Submitted by Renee Gaudette on January 17, 2018