ISSR Scholar Rachel Walker Award for Cancer Survivorship

Rachel Walker, College of Nursing

Rachel Walker, assistant professor and nurse scientist in the College of Nursing at UMass Amherst, has received a Career Catalyst Research Award totaling $450,000 from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, the world’s largest non-governmental breast cancer research organization.

Professor Walker, a 2015-2016 ISSR Scholar, will work with a multidisciplinary team over the next three years to develop what she describes as an “off-the-shelf survivorship support toolkit” for breast cancer survivors. The work builds on research she conducted at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore during her postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Innovative Care in Aging.

Read more about this grant and Professor Walker's innovative and interdisciplinary work here.