GeorgiaRepresenting: ResearchersDeborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, FAAN, is the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Nursing and Director of Mentorship in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Associate Director for Cancer Outcomes, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University. She is the PI of one of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Clinical Trial Network Groups, leading the NRG Oncology National Clinical Oncology Research Program (NCORP). Bruner has led or been a member of numerous NCI committees related to clinical trials. Her research focuses on patient-reported outcomes (PROs), symptom management clinical trials across cancer sites and patient recruitment to clinical trials. Related to recruitment to clinical trials research, Bruner was the founding director of the Recruitment, Retention and Outreach Core Facilities, first at Fox Chase Cancer Center, then at the University of Pennsylvania, both in Philadelphia. Bruner earned her PhD in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and has been continuously funded since 1998.

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