Robin Lally, PhD, MS, BA, RN, AOCN, FAAN

Professor

Bertha L. Pankratz Professorship in Nursing

Contact

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-5464
Email: robin.lally@unmc.edu

  

Education

  • 1987, BA, University of Minnesota
  • 1991, BSN, University of Minnesota
  • 1999, MSN, University of Minnesota
  • 2006, PhD, University of Minnesota

Biography


Dr. Lally joined the UNMC College of Nursing in the fall of 2016 after 10 years at the University at Buffalo School of Nursing in Buffalo, NY. She received a bachelor of arts in human physiology, a bachelor of science in nursing, and a masters and PhD in nursing with a specialty in oncology all from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Dr. Lally’s background includes ICU nursing in the Mayo hospitals, Rochester, MN, clinical trials nursing, and two decades of oncology nursing, specializing in breast cancer and psycho-oncology concepts and development of an Internet-based clinical intervention to support the psychosocial wellbeing of women with breast cancer and their families. Dr. Lally also holds a minor in biomedical ethics and earned a certificate in applied cognitive behavioral therapy and related supportive oncology.



Research


Research Interests

  • Psychological adjustment of people newly diagnosed and surviving cancer
  • Reducing Distress and Depressive-symptoms
  • Internet-based Psychoeducation to Promote Initial Breast Cancer Adjustment
  • Increasing our understanding of the immediate post-breast cancer diagnosis experience of women


Publications


Lally, R.M. & Brooks, C. (Dec 2016; Epub ahead of print 7-14-15). Psychoeducational interventions for supporters of women with breast cancer: An integrative review. Journal of Cancer Education 4,626 - 632. PMID: 26166444 DOI: 10.1007/s13187-015-0883-3 +

Survivorship, Version 2.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. Denlinger CS, Sanft T, Baker KS, Baxi S, Broderick G, Demark-Wahnefried W, Friedman DL, Goldman M, Hudson M, Khakpour N, King A, Koura D, Kvale E, Lally RM, Langbaum TS, Melisko M, Montoya JG, Mooney K, Moslehi JJ, O'Connor T, Overholser L, Paskett ED, Peppercorn J, Rodriguez MA, Ruddy KJ, Silverman P, Smith S, Syrjala KL, Tevaarwerk A, Urba SG, Wakabayashi MT, Zee P, Freedman-Cass DA, McMillian NR. (September 2017). Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network;15(9), 1140-1163. doi: .6004/jnccn.2017.0146.

Lewis, F.M., Griffith, K.A., Walker, A., Lally, R.M., Loggers, E.T., Zahlis, E.H., Shands, M.E., Alzawd, Z., Mulla, H.AL,Chi, N. (Oct. 2016). The enhancing connections telephone study: A pilot feasibility test of a cancer parenting program. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, 25 (2), 615 - 623. PubMed: 27770206 PMC: PMC5199615 DOI: 10.1007/s00520-016-3448-z

Lally, R.M. & Brooks, C. (Dec 2016; Epub ahead of print 7-14-15). Psychoeducational interventions for supporters of women with breast cancer: An integrative review. Journal of Cancer Education 4,626 - 632.+ PMID: 26166444 DOI: 10.1007/s13187-015-0883-3

Lally, R.M., McNees, P, Meneses, K. (February 2015; published on-line October 30, 2014). Application of a novel transdisciplinary communication technique to develop an internet-based psychoeducational program. Applied Nursing Research. E7 – 11. Doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2014.10.006 (Methods used in current research development).


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Service


3/2017 & 3/2016 Nominated to ballot for election to Nomination Committee Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS).

Selected for Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute (2017).

Selected for Applied Cognitive Behavioral & Related Interventions in Cancer Supportive Care certificate program.

Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Core Grant Reviewer (2016-present).

Selected for NCI Sponsored Massachusetts General Hospital Supportive Oncology Workshop (2015).

Elected Oncology Nursing Society Coordinator Advanced Nursing Research Special Interest Group (2013-14, coord.-elect; 2014-16, coordinator).

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2012).

Designated Trainee Western New York Cancer Coalition (WNYC2) Center to Reduce Disparities U54 NCI grant Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo NY (2010-2013).

Selected Attendee Pittsburgh Mind Body Center Summer Institute (NIH sponsored) University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon (2010-2013).

Multiple leadership positions on panels, advisory groups, and editorial boards within the Oncology Nursing Society (2005 - 2014).



Recognition


3/2017 Accepted Fellow – Society of Behavioral Medicine Leadership Institute (competitive) Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care Annual Research Award (for outstanding research article - first author) Cancer Nursing: An International Journal for Cancer Care

Excellence in Research Award University at Buffalo School of Nursing (2012).