Association of Pediatric 
Hematology Oncology 
Educational Specialists

APHOES Award Descriptions


The Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award honors the memory of Nancy “Nan” S. Songer.  While working as an Educational Specialist at the Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate Medical University, Nan initiated the first meeting of the group of professionals that would become the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Educational Specialists.  Nan was committed to improving the educational experience of children with cancer and blood disorders.  In addition, she was devoted to establishing a collaborative of professionals who too often felt isolated in their efforts and developing practice standards that would yield positive educational outcomes for all patients with cancer and blood disorders.  It is because of Nan’s early efforts that APHOES exists as the strong alliance, resource, and community it is today.


APHOES supports and honors the commitment and expertise of those in the field of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology education. The APHOES “Nan Songer Distinguished Member Award” is recognized annually.


This award, established in 2012, honors those APHOES members demonstrating excellence in the delivery of educational services and support to children with cancer and blood disorders. 


Qualities considered in nominating a member:

Practice - Provides for the educational needs of patients and families in an exceptional manner.
Teamwork - Is an active member of professional teams (i.e., interdisciplinary hospital team, APHOES Committees, etc.) providing consultation and support.
Resourcefulness - Continually increases knowledge of, and forges relationships with, available resources in both the patient care setting and the educational system, as well as at community, state, and federal levels.
Innovation - Develops original programs which are helpful to patients, parents, and staff in the pediatric hematology/oncology setting, as well as the educators and schools that serve them.
Advocacy - Develops, supports, and promotes policies which benefit patients, families, and hospital and school staff.

  • Please visit the Forms Page for Nomination Form or click here.
  • Nominations may be made by APHOES members in good standing.
  • Nominees can be individuals or groups.
  • Nominees need not be affiliated with an institution or professional group for consideration.


The APHOES Bridge Award recognizes the contributions of an individual or group whose work reflects the mission of APHOES:  bridging the gap between hospital and school for children with cancer and blood disorders.

 

APHOES supports and honors the commitment and expertise of those who have had an impact upon the educational outcomes of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology patients. The APHOES Bridge Award will be awarded annually, with the inaugural award presented at the 2014 conference.

 

Individuals and groups outside of APHOES perform a wide range of critical roles that enhances the ongoing work APHOES.  They may advise, advocate, legislate, fund, discover, invent, and promote, in support of the goals of our organization.  This award is intended to honor the special accomplishments of individuals or groups whose efforts provide a benefit APHOES, its members, or the children, families, and schools we serve.


Qualities considered for nomination:

• Practice - The nominee’s practice contributes to addressing the educational needs of patients and families in an exceptional manner.


• Teamwork - Works with organizations and professional teams (i.e., interdisciplinary hospital team, professional organizations, foundations, etc.) to provide expertise and/or support.


• Resourcefulness - Continually increases knowledge of, and forges relationships with, available resources in both the patient care setting and the educational system, as well as at community, state, and federal levels.


• Innovation - Introduces or develops programs, methods, or products which are helpful to patients, parents, and staff in the pediatric hematology/oncology setting, as well as the educators and schools that serve them.


• Advocacy - Develops, supports, and promotes policies which benefit patients, families, or hospital and school staff.

 

  • Please visit the Forms Page for Nomination Form or click here.
  • Nominations may be made by APHOES members in good standing.
  • Nominees can be individuals or groups.
  • Nominees need not be affiliated with an institution or professional group for consideration.

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