University of Illinois Cancer Center member Ardith Doorenbos, PhD, RN, FAAN, will be invested as Nursing Collegiate Professor in the UIC College of Nursing during a ceremony on Nov. 7.
“This honor is commensurate with Dr. Doorenbos’s exceptional research career,” said Dean Terri Weaver. “She has brought distinguished recognition to the field of nursing science. We are proud to invest her as Nursing Collegiate Professor.”
Doorenbos is internationally recognized for her contributions to the science of palliative care and pain and symptom management. In addition to her position as professor of biovehavioral health science, Doorenbos serves as director of palliative care at the UI Cancer Center and director of the Palliative Care Training Center. Her research, currently funded at more than $11 million, includes examining paths to minimizing the use of opioids to manage pain.
During her renowned career, Doorenbos has achieved research funding of more than $37 million, the majority of which came from the National Institutes of Health, and a sustained record of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications in journals of nursing and multiple other disciplines. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2018.