Curriculum Vitae

A professional career evolves from educational pursuits that inspire critical, ethical thinking and a life-long desire to access evolutionary knowledge. In addition, focused clinical practice must be complemented by a roster of global experience that fosters a worldly appreciation for the infinite possibilities of human growth and development. - S. W. Behrend

Education

Master of Science Degree Nursing: 1986 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science Degree Nursing: 1980 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts Degree Spanish: 1980 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Bryn Mawr College Centro de Estudios Hispanicos: 1979 Madrid, Spain

Certification

 Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN ®) 1998-2018

Honors

Invited Faculty ASCO MCMC Conference Manila, Philippines October 2017
Invited Faculty U.A.E. Cancer Congress, Dubai, UAE 2014
Chair of the Campaign to Preserve Our Future: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing; University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing 2013-2017
Advisory Board Member: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing; University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing 2012
Health Manpower Development Program Nurse Expert National Cancer Center Singapore 2011
Co-Chair: Friends of Penn Nursing Campaign; University of Pennsylvania 2010
Recipient: Ellyn Bushkin Friend of the Oncology Nursing Foundation 2007
Invited Faculty Shorinsha Incorporated Japan 2001
Recipient: American Cancer Society Volunteer Achievement Award 1991
Recipient: American Cancer Society
Lane W. Adams Award in Recognition of Outstanding and Compassionate Cancer Nursing, A National Award 1989
Recipient: American Cancer Society National Honor Citation (Occupational Health Nurse Series) 1987
Sigma Theta Tau (National Nursing Honor Society) 1980
Outstanding Young Woman of America 1980

Other Languages:

Spanish

Professional Experience

Medical Legal Reviewer: 2012-present
Oncology Faculty United Arab Emirates Cancer Congress Dubai UAE 2014
Health Manpower Development Program Nurse Expert National Cancer Center Singapore 2011 Fox Chase Cancer Center
1997 – present Locum Tenens, Clinical Nurse Specialist Department of Radiation Oncology, Ambulatory Care and Medical Oncology
1997 – 2013 Clinical Nurse Consultant Department of Continuing Nursing Education
1995 – 2013 Chair, Nursing Education Advisory Committee
1993 – 2013 Member, Nursing Education Advisory Committee

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Preceptor Advanced Oncology Practitioners Shorinsha Incorporated Tokyo Japan 1995 - 2013
Preceptor Advanced Radiation Oncology Practitioner National Cancer Center Singapore 2012
2003-2005 Nursing Advisory Board Member/Speaker OSI Pharmaceuticals Boulder CO. National speaker/advisor
2002-2005 Clinical Nurse Specialist; Pennsylvania Hematology Oncology Associates Philadelphia, PA
2000 –- 2003 Faculty; Cancer Basics, Oncology Education Services, Pittsburgh PA
2000 —2001 Chair; Nursing Advisory Committee Imclone Systems Incorporated Somerville, NJ
1999 – 2002 Moderator, Oncology Nursing Today; A Professional videotape series Stratos Institute, Laguna Nigel California and The Oncology Nursing Society Pittsburgh, PA
1999 – 2000 Professional Development Team Member; Cancer Basics Course Oncology Education Services, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
1996 – 1997 Mentor; Oncology Nursing Society; Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals; and the American Journal of Nursing Oncology Nursing Mentor Fellows Publication Project
Fox Chase Cancer Center
1997 – present Locum Tenens, Clinical Nurse Specialist Department of Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology
1997 – present Clinical Nurse Consultant Department of Continuing Nursing Education
1992 – 1996 Clinical Nurse Specialist Department of Radiation Oncology Clinical Case Manager
1995 – present Chair, Nursing Education Advisory Committee
1993 – present Member, Nursing Education Advisory Committee
1992 – 1996 Review Board, Cancer Practice Journal. American Cancer Society
1992 – 1995 Reviewer, National Cancer Institute PDQ Supportive Care
1991 – 1994 Consultant, Perivascular Nurse Consultants, Inc. Coordinator and lecturer of Chemotherapy Overview Course for Professional Home Care Nurses.
1987 –1996 Clinical Adjunct Instructor, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Clinical Preceptor: Division of Graduate Nursing
1984 – 1991 Oncology Nurse Clinician Collaborative Private Practice Clinical and Administrative Coordinator of Private Hematology/Oncology practice; patient education; chemotherapy administration; coordinator of patient care in acute and ambulatory setting; business office manager, consultant to various hospitals and professional organizations; collaborative role with Medical Oncologist.
1989 – 1991 Clinical Adjunct Instructor Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA Clinical preceptor; Division of Graduate Nursing, Oncology Program.
1987 – 1988 Clinical Adjunct Instructor Widener University Chester, PA Clinical preceptor; Division of Graduate Nursing, Oncology Program.
1982 – 1984 Research Coordinator, Department of Virology St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Philadelphia, PA Clinical Coordinator, Pediatric Vaccine Study Sponsored by Centers for Disease Control
1980 – 1982 Oncology Staff Nurse Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, PA 

Professional Organizations

2014-2017 Oncology Nursing Society: Elected Member National Nominating Committee
2013-2014 Oncology Nursing Society: Associate Editor Oncology Nursing Forum
2009 – Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation: Oncology Nurse Advisor Radiation Certification Examination
2002 – 2005 National Organization: Oncology Education Services -- Board Member 2003-present National Organization: Capital Gang Political Advocacy Member
1997 – 2000 National Organization: Oncology Nursing Press – Editorial Review Board Member, Oncology Nursing Forum 2000 National Organization: Oncology Education Services Faculty Member Project Team “Cancer Basics”
1999 – 2000 Chair Membership/Leadership Phase of Fundraising Campaign for Center For Leadership Institute and Research (CLIR) Oncology Nursing Foundation
1997 – 1999 National Organization: Steering Council Member Associate Chair
1996 – 1999 National Organization: Steering Council Member
1995 – 1999 Member Oncology Nursing Forum Review Board br /> 11999 – Philadelphia Area Chapter: Faculty Development Team “The Trouble with Carl” A cancer related fatigue project
1994 –1996 National Organization: Special Interest Group Committee Core Member br /> 1990 – 1993 National Organization: Special Interest Group Ambulatory/Office Nursing Coordinator
1990 – 1993 National Organization: Continuing Education Approver Committee Chair
1989 – National Organization: Special Interest Group Ambulatory/Office Nursing Co-Coordinator
1987 – 1993 National Organization: Continuing Education Approver Review Panel br /> 11986 – Philadelphia Chapter: Scholarship Committee American Cancer Society, Philadelphia Division
1985 –1995 Nurses Education Committee br /> 11986 – LPN Conference Planner 1986 Testicular Exam Program Coordinator Speakers Bureau, Lecturer (Cancer Overview, Colorectal Cancer, Seminoma, Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Self-Breast Examination)
1986 – 1990 Chair, Community Education Subcommittee br /> 1988 – 1991 Nominating Committee Member
1990 – Annual ACS/RN Conference Planner
1990 – 1992 Chair, School of Nursing Subcommittee br /> 1992 – 1994 Co-Chair, Extramural Student Nurse Committee
1987 – 1990 Clinical Advisory Board, Care Plus, Inc., Member Philadelphia, PA
1988 – 1991 Medical Advisory Board, United States Representative Jon D. Fox Member Philadelphia, PA

Numerous presentations and consultations from 1984 to the present. A complete list is available upon request.

Publications

Behrend, S.W., Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning. In Cancer Nursing Principles And Practice. C.H. Yarbro, D. Wujcik, (eds.) Jones and Bartlett, Boston, Spring 2018

Smith, J. Behrend, S. W.: Discharged but not Disconnected.  Abstract ONS Annual Congress 2015

Behrend, S. W., Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning. In Cancer Nursing Principles and Practice .H. Yarbro, D. Wujcik, (eds.) Jones and Bartlett, Boston, Fall 2015

Behrend, S. W., Onc Update Column. In Oncology Nursing Forum 2013-2015

Behrend, S. W., Principles of Radiation Therapy www.inPractice.com 2013

Behrend, S. W., Disease Specific Management, Benign Conditions. Radiation Oncology Resources, NCCN & NCI. Manual for Radiation Oncology Nursing Practice and Education (Fourth Edition). R. Iwamoto, M. Haas, T. Gosselin (eds.) Spring 2012.

Behrend, S.W., Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning. In Cancer Nursing Principles And Practice. C.H. Yarbro, D. Wujcik, (eds.) Jones and Bartlett, Boston, Spring 2010

Behrend, S.W., Wagner, J.: Contributing Authors. Continuing Education Activities: A Planning Manual. K. J. Conrad, M. L. Kanaskie (eds.) ONS Publishing Pittsburgh, 2005

Behrend, S.W.: Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning. In Cancer Nursing Principles And Practice. C.H. Yarbro, M.H.Frogge, and M. Goodman (eds.), Jones & Bartlett, Boston, Spring 2005

Behrend, S.W.: Radiotherapy: Ambulatory Care Models. In Oncology Nursing in the Ambulatory Setting Issues and Models of Care. P. C. Buchsel, C. H. Yarbro, (eds.), Jones & Bartlett, Boston, Spring 2004.

Behrend, S.W.: A Continuing Education Activity: New Advances in the Biologic Treatment of Colorectal Cancer. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 18 (4) Suppl 2 May, 2002: Guest Editor.

Behrend, S.W.: Radiation Therapy, Treatment, Planning, Treatment Techniques and Treatment Delivery. In Cancer Nursing Principles and Practice, C.H. Yarbro, M.H. Frogge, and M. Goodman (eds.), Jones & Bartlett, Boston, Spring 2000.

Behrend, S. W.: Measuring Blood Glucose Levels. In Delmar’s Fundamental and Advanced Nursing Skills, G. B. Altman, P. Buchsel, and V, Coxon (eds.), Delmar Thomson Learning, Albany, Spring 2000.

Behrend, S. W.: Applying Restraints. In Delmar’s Fundamental and Advanced Nursing Skills, G. B. Altman, P. Buchsel, and V, Coxon (eds.), Delmar Thomson Learning, Albany, Spring 2000.

Behrend, S. W., Daniels, B., Coia, L. R.: Esophageal Cancer. In Mosby’s Comprehensive clinical Manual of Oncology Nursing, C. Miaskowski and P. Buchsel (eds.), C. V. Mosby, St. Louis, MO, Spring 1999.

Behrend, S.W.: Colorectal Cancer: A Nurse’s Guide to Cancer Care. B. Nevidjon and K. Sowers (eds.), Lippincott-Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, Fall 1999.

Behrend, S. W.: Guest Editor Seminars in Oncology Nursing. Radiation Oncology, 15 (4), November 1999.

Behrend, S. W., Coia, L. R.: Patterns of care in Radiation Oncology, Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 15 (4), 303-312, 1999.

Vaders, L., Behrend, S. W.: Providing Emergency Services When There’s No ER. American Journal Of Nursing Supplement 28-30, May 1997.

Behrend, S.W., Slivjak, A.: Radiation Therapy As A Cancer Treatment Modality. In Multimodal therapy in Oncology Nursing, M. Liebman and D. Camp-Sorrell (eds.) C. V. Mosby, Spring 1996.

Behrend, S. W.: Documentation in the Ambulatory Setting. Seminars in Oncology Nursing 10(4), 264-280, 1994.

Behrend, S.W., Sklaroff, R. B.: The Evolving Profile of the Office Oncology Nurse. In Oncology Nursing in the Ambulatory Setting Issues and Models of Care, C. H. Yarbro and P. Buchsel (eds.), Jones & Bartlett, Boston, 1993.

Behrend, S. W., Schulmeister, L.: Meeting the Expanding Needs of the Office-Based Oncology Nurse. Oncology Nursing Press/Adria Laboratories, May 1992.

Sklaroff, R. B., Weiss, S. A.: The Nurse-Physician Relationship. Annals of Internal Medicine, 112(12), 1990.

Sklaroff, R. B., Weiss, S. A.: Long-Term 5-FU Pump/Infusion in Colo-Rectal Cancer. Abstract: American Society Clinical Oncology, 1989.

Braunstein, M., Weiss, S. A.: Home Chemotherapy Administration: The Ommaya Reservoir. Abstract: Oncology Nursing Society, 1989.

Weiss S.A.: The Cancer Dyad-An Ethnographic Study. Abstract: Oncology Nursing Society, 1989.

Weiss S.A.: Ethnographic Research Methods in Oncology Nursing. Abstract: Oncology Nursing Society, 1989.

Deforest, A., Diamond, S.A. et al: Simultaneous Administration of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) with Booster Doses of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DPT) and Polio Virus (PV) Vaccines. Pediatrics, 81 (2), February 1988.

Diamond, S. A., Deforest, A.: Major Role of a Public Health Nurse in a Pediatric Vaccine Study. American Public Health Association, 1986.

Diamond, S.A.: Collaborative Practice in Hematology/Oncology. Oncology Nursing Society, 1985.

Diamond, S. A.: Dealing with Death and Dying. Nursing Skillbook, Home Care Nurse, 1985.

Weiss, S. A.: Nutrition During Pregnancy. La Actualidad, A newspaper series written in Spanish, published in Hispanic Newspaper. 1979.

Presentations and Consultations
2014: Invited Faculty United Arab Emirates Cancer Congress Dubai

2011: International Nurse Expert: Health Manpower Development (HMDP) Nurse Expert-National Cancer Center, Singapore Radiation Oncology Expert Faculty

2002: International Faculty- Nurse Expert Meeting Shorinsha Publishing Incorporated Yokohama and Kyoto Japan: Ambulatory Oncology Nursing; A Challenge for Nursing Professionals and Cancer Related Bleeding

1999 – 2002: Stratos Video Series – Moderator and Editor Oncology Nursing Today Video Series and Continuing Education Monographs

Numerous presentations and consultations from 1984 to the present. A complete list is available upon request.