This year’s guest lecturer is Dr. Karen Wickersham of the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on adherence to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and management of side effects of TKIs to improve quality of life for individuals with advanced cancer who experience disparities in cancer care (e.g., race, age, rurality). Her research has included qualitative, quantitative, and translational research methods. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a second line of inquiry, which is to examine the effect of COVID-19 on patients and health care providers.
Dr. Wickersham’s lecture will be on May 1, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. in the Fred Smith Conference Center, 12th Floor, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. This lecture is free and open to all UAMS faculty and staff, and will be followed by a reception.
This distinguished lectureship was created by Dr. Frances Dalme to bring nursing professionals who are regionally and nationally recognized to speak at the College of Nursing. It is named both for Dr. Dalme and for Linda Rickel, a fellow nursing professional and close friend whose work in oncology and community nursing is nationally renowned.