Home » Marilyn Hockenberry, Ph.D. appointed as a member of the Children’s Oncology Group Scientific Council
As the cure rates for pediatric cancer improve, Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry turns her attention to the side effects of cancer treatment
February 22, 2011 – Texas Children’s Hospital
Marilyn Hockenberry, lead for Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Quality Transformation Core, was appointed as a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Scientific Council.
“This is a tremendous honor,” said Sandra McElligott, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Texas Children’s. “As a nationally known nurse scientist, Marilyn Hockenberry demonstrates the vital role nurses play in patient care, advocacy and outcomes.”
As a member of the Scientific Council, Hockenberry’s responsibilities include serving as an expert reviewer for clinical and translational research protocols developed by COG scientists and participating in developing standards for research excellence within the cooperative group.
Marilyn Hockenberry, Ph.D., P.N.P-BC, F.A.A.N. serves as the director of nurse practitioners, is a professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and is a nurse researcher for several ongoing funded research projects.
“As more children are cured of cancer each year, my experience as a nurse scientist exploring treatment side-effects and their impact on a child’s quality of life will play an important role for the COG,” said Hockenberry.
The National Cancer Institute-funded COG is an international clinical trial consortium of more than 200 institutions and is the largest childhood cancer research network in the country. Its goal is to prevent and cure childhood cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care.
“We congratulate Dr. Hockenberry on this achievement,” said Dr. David Poplack, director of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center. “With this appointment, she has been recognized nationally as a leading nurse scientist, one who will have a significant role influencing the future of the Children’s Oncology Group.”
Hockenberry has authored over 75 publications and is the senior editor for the Wong Pediatric Nursing Textbooks published by Elsevier. These textbooks are the most frequently used pediatric references in nursing schools throughout the country.