Janine Overcash

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Janine Overcash
First Name
Janine
Last Name
Overcash
Credentials
PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing
Co-Director of the Academy for Teaching Innovation, Excellence and Scholarship
Address
392 Newton Hall
Address (Line 2)
1585 Neil Avenue
City
Columbus
State
OH
Zip Code
43210

Janine Overcash is a Professor of Clinical Nursing and the Co-Director of the Academy for Teaching Innovation, Excellence and Scholarship. Dr. Overcash is also a nurse practitioner in the Senior Adult Oncology Program and the James Cancer Hospital Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Cancer Center specializing in the care of the older person.  Dr. Overcash is recognized as a Fellow in the National Academy of Practice, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nurses. Dr. Overcash was an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of South Florida and assisted in the design and management of one of the first geriatric oncology programs located at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida.  Dr. Overcash has authored over fifty peer reviewed journal articles in the area of geriatric assessment. A book entitled, The Older Cancer Patient: A Guide for Nurses and Related Professionals by Janine Overcash and Lodovico Balducci highlights principles of care of the older person with cancer and received book of the year award by the American Journal of Nursing.  Dr. Overcash has completed a postdocterate with the John A. Hartford Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Program. Dr. Overcash participated in the Geriatric Nurse Educational Consortium sponsored by the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation that instructed over 500 faculty from all over the United States. 

Dr. Overcash's research interests include understanding falls, performance status and independence in older cancer patients. Dr. Overcash speaks nationally and internationally on aspects of geriatric assessment and care of the older person diagnosed with cancer. 

Publications
Recent Research Activities

News

September 25, 2020

COLUMBUS, OH— The National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI) has awarded an additional two-year R03 grant to accompany a five-year career development grant to Principal Investigator Timiya S. Nolan, PhD, APRN-CNP, ANP-BC, assistant professor in the College of Nursing’s Martha S. Pitzer Center for Women, Children and Youth and her team to fund the study, “Piloting Y-AMBIENT: A Quality of Life Intervention for Young African American Breast Cancer Survivors in Treatment.”

September 25, 2020

Jodi Ford, PhD, RN, and Rita Pickler, PhD, RN, FAAN, (PIs) received a $1.1 million, three-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH/NINR) for their study, “Childhood Adversity, Biopsychosocial Pathways, and Telomere Length in Adolescence.” Ohio State researchers Alai Tan, PhD, from the College of Nursing and Christopher Browning, PhD, from the Department of Sociology, are co-investigators on this study,

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