Melissa Beauchemin, MS RN CPNP CPON® PhD Student Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Melissa Beauchemin has been an oncology nurse since 2006 and started her career as a bedside nurse caring for pediatric BMT and oncology patients at Columbia University Medical Center.  After completing Columbia University’s Master’s Program in Nursing in 2010, she began working as a Research Nurse Practitioner for the CUMC Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma program.  She became more involved in conducting supportive care studies and in 2013 took on the role as CUMC Responsible Investigator for Cancer Control Studies within the Children’s Oncology Group.  She has also helped to spearhead quality initiatives within the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation to help improve outcomes for pediatric patients.  

She became the Program Administrator for the NCI Minority Underserved Community Oncology Research Program at CUMC in 2014, and in working closely with both adult and pediatric oncology teams, she has helped to improve the institution’s accruals to cooperative group trials through various mechanisms. She recently returned to school for a PhD in Nursing Science to continue to study and improve upon care delivery in pediatric oncology.

Nurse-Led Models for Enhancing the Conduct of Children’s Oncology Group Cancer Control Trials (C223)
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York