Dr. Doris Howell awarded 2020 CAPO Lifetime Achievement Award

3 July 2020


Bloomberg Nursing Professor Doris Howell has been awarded the 2020 Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honours a CAPO member who has made exceptional and enduring career contributions to Psychosocial Oncology.

Dr. Howell has an extensive clinical background in cancer care. As a researcher, her main goal is to optimize the quality of cancer care and empower patients as co-producers of health and well-being. She is an Adjunct Professor (status) at Bloomberg Nursing, with cross-appointments at IPHME & Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is an Emeritus Senior Scientist in the Division of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Research Institute, and is also an Affiliate Scientist with the ELLICSR Health, Wellness & Cancer Survivorship Centre, University Health Network, ON.

She held appointments as the RBC Chair, Oncology Nursing Research for 15 years until 2019, as Associate Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University of Toronto and as Co-Director of the Ontario Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) Symptom and  Toxicity (ON-PROST) Applied Research Unit. 

At Bloomberg Nursing, Dr. Howell developed the Clinical Nursing Stream – Oncology curriculum in the master’s program.

Congratulations to Dr. Howell on this tremendous achievement!

Visit the CAPO website and lifetime achievement award.