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Josh Gottheil Memorial Stem Cell Transplant Development Award

The Josh Gottheil Memorial Stem Cell Transplant Development Award is funded by the Josh Gottheil Memorial Fund for Lymphoma Research and established by Dr. and Mrs. Gottheil in memory of their son, Josh, who died from lymphoma in 1989.

This award, formerly called the Josh Gottheil Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Award, was updated in an effort to align with the progression of the treatment and acknowledge the product being transplanted is the stem cell that can be obtained from the blood, bone marrow, or cord blood. This also aligns with the verbiage used by transplantation experts and the BeTheMatch program


Important Dates:

Applications Open February 15, 2023
Applications Due: June 15, 2023
Applicants notified via email by: July 2023

Purpose: To support non-advanced practice level registered nurses working in stem cell transplantation by providing financial assistance to attend either a virtual or in-person nursing continuing professional development specific to transplant nursing that will further the nurses' professional goals as they relate to transplant nursing.

Award: Up to $2,000 to cover registration, travel, lodging, and food costs. If you are applying to attend a virtual program the award will cover the amount of the registration only.

Selection Criteria:

  • Currently employed as a registered nurse working in stem cell transplantation. Preference will be given to non-advanced practice (bedside) nurses with a minimum of 75% devoted to direct patient care.
  • One or more years in nursing practice prior to the application due date.
  • The program or conference start date cannot be before August 1st.
  • Applicant must agree to complete a 3-question report following the selected program.
  • The conference must be specific to transplantation.
    • The Oncology Nursing Foundation does not endorse or recommend any specific conferences. Various conferences are available to meet a nurse's continuing professional development needs; an example of a few are the Tandem Meetings Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT™ and CIBMTR® and the annual APHON Conference.

Exclusions:

  • Cannot be used for ONS Congress® or for education programs/courses that lead to an academic degree or for specialty certification.

To Apply:

Applications Opening February 2023. Keep an eye on this page for a link to the application.


2022 Josh Gottheil Bone Marrow Transplant Career Development Award Recipients

Edward Kao, RN, BSN, PCCN®

Palo Alto, CA

Danica Dorlette, MPH, BSN, RN, OCN®

New York City, NY

Megan Bolling, BSN, RN, CPHON, BMTCN®

Memphis, TN

Christina Baker, BSN, RN, BMTCN®

Pittsburgh, PA

Megan Bainer, MS-RN

Phoenix, AZ

Megan Marmol, RN, BSN

Pittsburgh, PA

Erin Hillmon, MSN, RN, BMTCN®

Cleveland, OH

Lori Storm-Snyder, BSN, RN, LCSW

St. Louis, MO

Lauren Walford, BSN, RN, BMTCN®

Omaha, NE

The Josh Gottheil Memorial Stem Cell Transplant Development Award is funded by the Josh Gottheil Memorial Fund for Lymphoma Research and established by Dr. and Mrs. Gottheil in memory of their son, Josh, who died from lymphoma in 1989.

At its annual Congress in 1990, the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) granted a charter to the Bone Marrow Transplant Special Interest Group. The group became one of the first and the largest official Special Interest Groups within the structure of the ONS. 

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