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College of Nursing

Gwen Wyatt, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAPOS

  • Professor Emeritus

Education:

PhD, Michigan State University

MSN, Wayne State University

RN, Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing

MA, Michigan State University

BA, Michigan State University 

Interest Areas:

Cancer Care

Symptom Management

Quality of Life

Complementary and Integrative Therapies

End-of-Life Care

Publications:

Wyatt, G., Lehto, R., Guha Niyogi, P., Brewer, S., Victorson, D., Pace, T., Badger, T., Sikorskii, A. (2021). Reflexology and Meditative Practices for Symptom Management among People with Cancer: Results from a Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial. Research in Nursing & Health. https://doi.org/10.1002/nur.22169

Thana, K., Sikorskii, A., Lehto, R., & Given, C., Wyatt, G. (2021). Burden and Psychological Symptoms Among Caregivers of Patients with Solid Tumor Cancers. European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 52, 101979. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2021.101979

Miller, M., Greenwalt, K., Lehto, R., Wu, H-S., Moser, J., Wyatt, G (2021). Pain and Spirituality among Women and with Advanced Breast Cancer: Insights from a Phenomenological Study. Cancer Care Research Online. 1(1). doi:10.1097/CR9.0000000000000001

Thana, K., Letho, R., Sikorskii, A., & Wyatt, G. (2021). Informal Caregiver Burden for Solid Tumor Cancer Patients: A Review and Future Directions. Psychology & Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2020.1867136

Kamp, K., Holmstrom, A., Luo, Z., Wyatt, G., & Given, B. (2020). Factors influencing received social support among emerging adults with inflammatory bowel disease: a cross-sectional study. Gastrointestinal Nursing: the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, 43(6), 429–439. https://doi.org/10.1097/SGA.0000000000000483

Funding:

Wyatt, G. (Co-PI), Sikorskii, A. (Co-PI), Lehto, R. (2015-2019; and NCE 11/30/19-11/30/20). Using SMART Design to Improve Symptom Management Strategies among Cancer Patients. (Budget $2,257,151). Grant Number R01CA193706. Funded.

Wyatt, G.K. (PI), Sikorskii, A., Holmstrom, A. & Luo, Z. (2011-2016; and NCE 5/1/16-4/31/18). Home-Based Symptom Management via Reflexology for Advanced Breast Cancer Patients, National Institutes of Health (Budget $3,120,323). Grant Number 1R01CA157459-01. Funded.

Zick, S. (2010-2015). Acupressure and Fatigue. National Cancer Institute. (Budget $2,494,819). R01. Grant Number R01CA151445-01. Funded.

Wyatt, G. K. (PI), & Sikorskii, A. (2008-2016). Saw Palmetto during Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer. Michigan State University Foundation. (Budget $20,000). Funded.

Lehto, R., Wyatt, G. (Co-I), Sikorskii, A, Holtz, B. (2014-2015). Telehealth Mindfulness Therapy: A Lung Cancer Pilot Study (Budget $10,000). MNRS seed grant. (Budget $10,000). Funded.

Honors & Awards:

  • ONS Distinguished Researcher Award. Presented at the ONS 45th Annual Congress. (2020)

  • MNRS Distinguished Contribution Award. Presented by the MNRS Board of Directors and Awards Committee, MNRS 2020 Annual Conference.(2020)

  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society Fellow (FAPOS) Induction. (2020)

  • Distinguished Achievement in Nursing, Education, and Research, Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame, presented by Brandon Schools, Ortonville, MI. (2019)

  • MNRS Distinguished Researcher Award for Pain and Symptom Management Research Interest Group (18 March, 2016)