_AQIODr. Christine Maheu, Associate Professor in the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill’s Faculty of Medicine was recently awarded the 2016 Prize of Excellence from the Association Québécoise des infirmières en oncologie.

“I would like to thank the AQIO,” says Maheu. “I feel honoured to be the recipient of this prestigious award and am grateful for the attention it brings to the importance of high standards in cancer survivorship care.”

At McGill Dr. Maheu, who also holds a Clinical Scientist position with the Cancer Survivorship Program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, teaches research, supervises graduate students (masters, doctorates, post-doctorates), mentors practicing nurses and students in research, and conducts research herself focused on cancer survivorship care with special interests in psychosocial oncology clinical interventions.

Dr. Maheu is the principal investigator on a fear of cancer recurrence study holding funds from a Canadian Cancer Society grant. Sponsored by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), she currently leads a team on the creation of a return to work interactive tool website to address the needs of cancer survivors, health care providers and employers. Additionally in partnership with CPAC, she is leading a nationwide survey assessment of transition care needs of cancer patients from end of treatment to three years post diagnosis.

Congratulations Dr. Maheu!

June 3, 2016