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Mary Alison Smania, DNP, FNP-BC, AGN-BC, FAANP

  • Assistant Professor - HP

Education:

DNP, University of Iowa
MSN, Michigan State University
BSN, University of Michigan
ADN, University of New Mexico

Interest Areas:

Oncology
Genetics
Breast Cancer
Breast Health
Underserved Populations

Publications:

Corey, B., Smania, M.A., Spotts, H., & Anderson, M. (2020).  (Accepted) Young women and breast cancer: A review. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (scheduled publication in April 2020)

Smania, M.A. (2019).  (Accepted) Liquid Biopsy for Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment. Fellows Speak Unraveling the Genome Column. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (in print) 

Smania, M.A. (2017).  Evaluation of common breast complaints:  A guide for nurse practitioners. The Nurse Practitioner Journal.42(10),8-15. DOI: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000524661.93974.e8

Olsen, D.P. & Smania, M.A. (2016).  Determining when an activity is or is not research:  Practical and ethical considerations for nurses engaged in QI and other projects.  American Journal of Nursing, (116),10, 55-60

Smania, M.A. (2016).  There’s an app for that:  Point of care app development to increase primary care providers BRCA knowledge.  Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20, 3

Funding:

2020-2021    Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure  
Pink Impact:  Breast Care at MSU Community Outreach (PI). (Submitted). Focus on community outreach partnering with communities of color in the Muslim and African American populations.  Providing Breast Services to underserved women in Mid-Michigan, with lymphedema program for survivors and outreach to diverse populations through directed faith-based and community center programming.  Submitted for funding $50,000.

                                   

2019-2020     Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Pink Impact:  Breast Care at MSU and Community Outreach.  (PI). Focus on community outreach with incorporating exercise into survivor programming, communities of color and rural populations.  Providing Breast Services to underserved women in Mid-Michigan, an educational survivorship exercise program, and outreach to diverse populations through directed faith-based and community center programming.  Funded for $50,000.

 

2018-2019     Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Pink Impact:  Breast Care at MSU and Spartan Survivorship Series.  (PI). Focus on community outreach with incorporating exercise into survivor programming, communities of color and rural populations.  Providing Breast Services to underserved women in Mid-Michigan, an educational survivorship exercise program, and outreach to diverse populations through directed faith-based and community center programming. Funded for $60,000.

 

2017-2018      Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Pink Impact:  Breast Care at MSU and Spartan Survivorship Series.  (PI). Focus on community outreach with communities of color and rural populations.  Providing Breast Services to underserved women in Mid-Michigan, an educational series, and outreach to diverse populations. Funded for $57,000.

 

2016-2017       Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Pink Impact:  Breast Care at MSU and Spartan Survivorship Series.  (PI). Providing Breast Services to underserved women in Mid-Michigan and an educational series aimed at breast cancer survivors. Funded for $75,000.