Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Research Chair - Doris Howell

RBC Financial Group Chair – Oncology Nursing Research

As Canada’s first endowed chair in oncology nursing research, the RBC Financial Group Chair in Oncology Nursing Research is supported jointly through affiliations with Cancer Care Ontario, the Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division), University Health Network, and the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Doris Howell was appointed to hold the chair in October 2004. She is working on enhancing research in cancer nursing through the implementation of evidence-based approaches to care, examining the effectiveness of nursing interventions in the reduction of the severity of symptoms and distress and improving the patient and family experience through evaluation of the implementation of holistic models of care that focus on the individual patient’s need.

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