Margaret Bellerjeau Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation

March 9, 2018

Margaret Bellerjeau, MSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, CHTCMargaret Bellerjeau, MSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, CHTC

PHILADELPHIA (March 9, 2018) – Margaret Bellerjeau, MSN, RN, OCN, BMTCN, CHTC, bone marrow transplant nurse coordinator, at the Fox Chase–Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program, received the 2018 Nursing Special Interest Group (SIG) Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT).

The ASBMT Nursing SIG gives the award annually to a member who has made continuous, high quality contributions to the field, and who has been practicing in the field of bone and marrow transplant for ten or more years. To be considered for the award, one must be nominated by his or her peers. Nominees are evaluated based on their publications, presentations, mentoring experience, and volunteer and leadership experience in professional organizations.

Bellerjeau received the award on February 22 at the ASBMT annual Tandem Meetings in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has spent more than 20 years at Fox Chase -Temple, and is a longtime member of the Oncology Nursing Society and the ASBMT, where she serves on the Nursing Special Interest Group steering committee.

“It is a privilege to work with Margaret. Her commitment to nursing excellence and patient care has been instrumental in the success of our transplant program,” said Henry Fung, MD, FACP, FRCPE, director of the Fox Chase-Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program.


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