Monday, January 20th, 2014

AONN+ Announces New Leadership Council Member Jennifer Klemp

CONTACT: Trisha Sullivan, Executive Director, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators, Inc.®
Phone: 914-643-1726; e-mail:

For Immediate Release:

The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is pleased to welcome Jennifer R. Klemp, PhD, MPH, MA, as the newest member of the AONN+ Leadership Council. In this role, Dr. Klemp will provide insight and advice to AONN+ concerning educational needs relating to oncology nurse and patient navigators.

Dr. Klemp is extremely pleased to join the Leadership Council, stating, “There is such a need to share best practices and collaborate among our colleagues, being part of the AONN+ team fits this mission and I am excited to share my experience and expertise in the development and delivery of survivorship care and translational research.”

She joins 10 other members from the cancer community in leading and growing AONN+ as the primary organization for navigation and survivorship in oncology. “We are thrilled that Jennifer has joined our leadership council, as she brings great cancer survivorship research expertise to the table. Her contributions will help strengthen our position to serve as the leader for education, networking, and supporting oncology,” states Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, Program Director of AONN+.

Dr. Klemp is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Oncology, a Cancer Risk and Genetic Counselor, and the Director of Cancer Survivorship at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. She is the Founder and CEO of Cancer Survivorship Training, Inc., an online education company supporting healthcare professionals (, and is the Principal of Cancer Resource Partners, LLC, an organization that provides consulting and resources to healthcare- related organizations and providers.

She earned her Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas, and completed her doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology from the University of Kansas. Her dissertation work was entitled “Evaluating the Effects of Chemotherapy on Cognitive Function and Quality of Life in Pre-Menopausal Women with Breast Cancer.” She completed her internship at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, in the Department of Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Klemp has worked in the field of breast cancer prevention and survivorship since 1996, and has a clinical research interest in understanding breast cancer risk, cancer genetics, quality of life, and lifestyle modification. She has published and presented work with a focus on cancer genetics, shared decision-making regarding options to manage cancer risk, the impact of lifestyle modification in cancer survivors, and the development of cancer survivorship programming.

About the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (

The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators, Inc. (AONN+) is the largest national specialty organization dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life by defining, enhancing, and promoting the role of oncology nurse and patient navigators. Our organization currently consists of more than 4000 members, and was founded in 2009 to provide a network for all professionals involved and interested in patient navigation and survivorship care services to better manage the complexities of the cancer care treatment continuum for their patients. We view our organization as one consisting of “professional patient advocates,” and to that end we support and serve our members.

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