March Scholar 2011

OHSU School of Nursing March Scholar

Vivian Gedaly Duff, D.N.Sc., R.N.Vivian Gedaly Duff

Vivian Gedaly-Duff is an Associate Professor in Child & Family Nursing at the School of Nursing. Her Diploma is from the Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia), BSN from the University of Pennsylvania, MN from the University of Washington, and DNSc from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed postdoctoral research fellowships in pain as a Robert Wood Johnson Nursing Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and in symptom management at UCSF.

Her research, teaching, and practice have been with children experiencing acute and chronic pain during illness. Her postdoctoral work has been with chronic illness in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and their families, sleep, and other symptoms. She has served as a coordinator of nursing education and research for children with disabilities and their families at the Center for Rehabilitation and Development in Children (CDRC) at OHSU. She teaches child and family nursing and symptom research. Her current research is a longitudinal study of chemotherapy, pain, sleep disturbance, and fatigue in children with leukemia and their parents, which funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research.