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Mckamie Receives Founders Award for Genomic Nursing Practice September 6, 2016

Tammy Mckamie, RN, MSN, OCN, GCN, Cancer Genetic Educator, W. Temple Webber Cancer Center at CHRISTUS ST. Michael, was presented with the International Society of Nursing Genetics (ISONG) Founders Award for Genomic Nursing Practice at the 2016 ISONG World Congress in Dublin, Ireland.

The purpose of this award, established in 1996, is to honor individual ISONG members who have demonstrated excellence in genomic nursing education, research or service. The ISONG Founders’ Awards make it possible for ISONG as a professional organization to recognize members who have served ISONG and are leaders in genetic/genomic nursing and health care. The three fields reflect the vision of ISONG to advance genomic nursing practice, education and research worldwide.

“I would like to thank CHRISTUS St. Michael for supporting me in participating in such a prestigious organization and attending the world congress,” Tammy said. “I believe ISONG benefits me, our institute and our community in providing the best practice in the realm of cancer care and cancer genetics.”

ISONG is a global nursing specialty organization dedicated to fostering the scientific and professional growth of nurses in human genetics and genomics worldwide. Tammy also gave a presentation at the World Congress on “Exploring Diversity Across Cancer Genetic Counselling Practices.” with two other nurses from Pennsylvania and Ireland.

“We congratulate Tammy on such a great achievement,” said Chris Karam, President/ CEO, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System. “We are fortunate to have her expertise in our community.”