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Debra Spoljaric, RN, MSN, CPNP, FNP-C
Siteman Cancer Center
Hematology and Oncology
- University of Massachusetts-Boston, post-Masters certificate Family Nurse Practitioner, 2015
- University of Missouri-St. Louis, Master of Science in Nursing, 2003
- Webster University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1995
- Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, Diploma in Nursing, 1991
Licensure and Board Certification
- Certified Family Nurse Practitioner by American Association of Nurse Practitioners since 2016
- Certified Pediatric Nurse practitioner – Primary Care by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board since 2003
Honors & Awards
- Hugs for Heroes: A Heartfelt way to thank your healthcare hero, from patients family (June 2014)
- St. Louis Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Association Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award (2014)
- Guardian of Childhood nominee and winner (SLCH), for the passion you show to your patients and families (2016)
- Sigma Theta Tau – Nu Chi Chapter
- Quality Service Award-St. Louis Children’s Hospital (1996 & 1999)
- BJC Home Care Pediatric Employee of the Year (2003)
- Nominated for Missouri March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award for the category of Advance Practice Nurse(2013)
- Spoljaric, D and Sylvain G., 2020 (Winter). Reproductive Outcomes Research and the Pediatric Cancer Survivor. Association of pediatric hematology/oncology nurses newsletter 34 (4) 21-22.
- Hauff, M, Abel, R, Hersh, J, et al. Adolescent survivors’ information needs for transitions to postsecondary education and employment. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019; 66:e27547. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.27547
- Warrington, N. M., Jingqin Luo, T. S., McKinstry, R.C., Parkin, P.C., Ganzhorn, S., Spoljaric, D. et al., and Joshua B. Rubin. The cyclic AMP pathway is a sex-specific modifier of glioma risk in type 1 neurofibromatosis patients. Cancer Research (2015) 75(1): 16-21.
- Spoljaric, D. 2013, (Summer). Bevacizumab (Avastin) in Clinical Trials and Nursing Care Related to Bleeding Problems. Association of pediatric hematology/oncology nurses newsletter 27 (2) 6.
- Abstract QL-09: “Barriers to Participation In A Neuro-Oncology Education And Support Group”. Spoljaric, Isenberg, Whittington, Hauff, King. 15th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, June 24-27, 2012. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Journal of Neuro-Oncology (2012) 14 (suppl 1): i125-i139.
- Abstract Multi09: “Educational Needs of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Families Can Be Addressed In A Support Group Setting”. Spoljaric, Sandvoss, Isenberg. 14th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, June 20-23, 2010. Vienna, Austria. Journal of Neuro-Oncology (2010) 12 (6).
- Abstract Multi1: “A Formal Educational Advocacy Program Is Needed By Families Of Children With Brain Tumors”. Spoljaric, Serice, Hauff, King. 13th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, June 29-July 2, 2008. Chicago, IL, USA. Journal of Neuro-Oncology (2008) 10 (3):369-517.
- Neurofibromatosis study trial parent journal. Created information journal for families, 2008.
- Radiation oncology parent journal. Created information journal for families, 2008.
- DeBaun,M., Spoljaric, D., Heigham, M. “Treatment of children with neuropathic pain due to cancer: A guideline using methadone. Originated 2002, revised 2004.