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Cancer Institute selects two students for prestigious fellowship.

April 20, 2016

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute (HHCCI), which encompasses five cancer centers providing care for more than 3,000 patients a year across Connecticut, has announced that it has become a participant in the prestigious Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program for student nurses who wish to pursue a career in oncology.

Flynn Fellows 2016The summer academic fellowship program was established by Frederick C. Flynn, a business executive whose wife, Susan, died of ovarian cancer in 2013. The program is meant to foster the interest and further the professional development of student nurses who wish to pursue a career in oncology and palliative medicine. The fellowship is offered at 15 cancer centers across the country, including Johns Hopkins, New York Presbyterian and Penn Medical Center.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to participate in this unique nursing internship program, and value our new partnership in this important area with Mr. Flynn, the program sponsor,” said Donna Handley, vice president of operations for HHCCI.

Two junior undergraduate students from the University of Connecticut and the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford have been selected to take part in the 8-week summer internship being offered at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute. They are:

• Maura Kenny, a third-year nursing student at the University of Connecticut (at left in photo).
• Lindsey Hermann, a third-year nursing student at the University of Saint Joseph (at right in photo).


The Fellows are both natives of Connecticut who were inspired to pursue a career in oncology nursing because of the opportunity it provides to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. The program provides Fellows with extensive clinical experience and expert training through a comprehensive program of observational and learning experiences. The students will also have support to create an evidence-based clinical project in an identified area of interest.

“I am pleased to add the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and the University of Connecticut and the University of Saint Joseph as program partners and look forward to working with these leading institutions to help develop the next generation of oncology nurses,” said Frederick C. Flynn.

Contact: Rebecca Stewart
Director of Media Relations
Rebecca.Stewart@hhchealth.org



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