Specialist in End-of-Life Care for Children to Present Fifth Annual Bullough Lecture at UB

By Lois Baker

Release Date: September 18, 2001 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. - Pamela S. Hinds, Ph.D., director of nursing research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and a specialist in end-of-life decision-making for children and adolescents, will present the fifth annual Bonnie Bullough Lecture, to be held at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Center for Tomorrow on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

Her lecture will be titled "When Is Enough, Enough? -- Helping Patients Decide About Care."

The lecture, named for the late dean of the UB School of Nursing, will be free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Hinds earned a master's degree in nursing and a doctoral degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She held several positions in hospitals and clinics in the Southwest before returning to her alma mater, where she taught and did research for five years.

In 1985 she went to the University of Tennessee as an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and coordinator of nursing research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She was promoted to associate professor in 1988 and in 1994 became associate director for research in behavioral medicine at St. Jude's.

Hinds was appointed director of nursing research at the hospital in 2000. She also has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee College of Nursing in Knoxville, and the University of Pennsylvania College of Nursing.

She is principal investigator on a $1,065,090 National Institute of Nursing Research grant to investigate the effects of the drug dexamethasone on sleep and fatigue in children with leukemia. Her research, centered on treatment and outcomes of pediatric cancer, has been funded continually since 1980 and has resulted in the publication of eight book chapters and 107 papers in scientific journals.

Hinds was editor of the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing from 1992-98 and is a reviewer for four professional journals. She holds many honors and has lectured widely.

For reservations, call 716-829-2533.