NEWS RELEASE

January 12, 2009

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Andra Davis, MSN, RN, Lecturer I at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing, was awarded a $30,000 scholarship from the American Cancer Society (ACS) for her dissertation work as a PhD student at the University of Utah.

As an oncology nurse of 25 years, Davis’ area of research is in cancer disparities, specifically cancer-related pain among Hispanics.

Davis has been teaching at UNM for five years and is currently completing her PhD at the University of Utah.

Davis received her bachelor’s of science in nursing from the University of Arizona, and her master’s from the University of Washington. This is Davis’ second ACS scholarship as she also received one for her master’s education.

Davis’ areas of teaching and oncology practice have included general oncology care, pain management and end of life care.