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Four-time VCU School of Nursing alumna Debra Lyon, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN, (B.S. ’84/N; M.S. ’94/N; Cert. ’96/N; Ph.D. ’97/N) associate dean for research, is one of 20 scientists nationwide invited to participate in the Genomics Science Workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the Office of Rare Diseases Research, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences on Aug. 20-21 in Bethesda, MD. The workshop will explore a variety of basic, clinical and behavioral research topics relevant to genomic nursing. The findings and recommendations resulting from the workshop will provide guidance to to NINR and other institutes, offices and agencies in developing strategies for advancing genomics research programs.

Lyon, who is also the Judith B. Collins and Joseph M. Teefey Distinguished Professor in the VCU School of Nursing, is a nationally renowned researcher.  She has conducted NIH-funded research in areas that include symptom management in women with breast cancer and complementary and alternative therapies for symptom management.

In 2011, Lyon was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, which represents the nation’s top nurse researchers, policymakers, scholars, executives, educators and practitioners.  She was also honored in 2011 by the VCU/MCV Alumni Association as one of 11 Alumni Stars.


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