(Oct. 11, 2012) – Terri S. Armstrong, Ph.D., ANP-BC, FAANP, holder of the Dunn Distinguished Professorship in Oncology Nursing, has been promoted to Professor with tenure in the Department of Family Health at the UTHealth School of Nursing. The appointment was official on Sept. 1.
“We offer her our warmest congratulations,” said Associate Dean for Research (Interim) Nancy Bergstrom, Ph.D., R.N. “This is a red letter day for us, because Terri is one of our own – she finished her Ph.D. here at UTHealth, joined the School of Nursing faculty with an MD Anderson Cancer Center joint appointment, and moved from assistant to associate to professor.”
Armstrong received her B.S.N. from the University of Akron, her master's degree and post-master's nurse practitioner degrees from the Ohio State University School of Nursing, and her Ph.D. from UTHealth School of Nursing. She joined the nursing school as a full-time faculty member in Sept. 2007.
Also an advanced practice nurse in the Department of Neuro-Oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Armstrong has worked in the field of neuro-oncology since 1992. Her current research has a focus on symptom assessment and management and myelotoxicity.
She regularly publishes articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written more than 15 book chapters on the care of patients with central nervous system tumors.
– David R. Bates, Communications Director