IU School of Nursing
In the not-so-distant past, health research was a field left to doctors. But that didn't prevent Champion from helping make research a big part of the 21st century nursing profession. She has been tireless in using research as a weapon in the fight against cancer, serving as the director of the Mary Margaret Walther Program for Cancer Care Research and as director of clinical research in the school.
Widely published in all the leading journals in nursing, Champion - the Mary Margaret Walter Professor of Nursing and also an IU distinguished professor - also serves as a special reviewer for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and as a member of the behavioral study section for the American Cancer Society. She is a past recipient of a distinguished senior research award from the Midwest Nursing Research Society, the Oncology Nursing Society's Distinguished Research Award and the 2004 Pathfinder Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research.
Her many projects have enjoyed broad funding support from such organizations as the National Institutes of Health, the Walther Cancer Institute and the NCI.