VCU School of Nursing names Suzanne Ameringer as associate dean for academic affairs
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing has announced that one of its longtime faculty members, Suzanne Ameringer, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a leader in nursing education and research, has been named associate dean for academic affairs, effective Sept. 7. Ameringer, the Florence E. Elliott Professor, currently serves as the assistant director of research, scholarship, and innovation and the director of the Ph.D. program.
“I am pleased that we were able to find a leader with the right skill set within our school,” said Jean Giddens, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean and professor. “Dr. Ameringer has extensive experience collaborating with our faculty to enhance our academic programs and she’s been a game-changer in nursing research.”
Ameringer joined the VCU School of Nursing faculty in 2007. In addition to teaching, she conducts research focused on improving symptom self-management in adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease and cancer. Ameringer was part of a team of pediatric and adult oncology nurse researchers from around the country that developed the Computer Symptom Capture Tool (C-SCAT), a web-based application that helps adolescents and young adults who are fighting cancer communicate more effectively with their care providers about their symptoms.
The inaugural recipient of the Tina L. Bachas Oncology Nursing Research Award, Ameringer is a member of the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Children’s Oncology Group. A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, she has published in numerous health care journals and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally.