Lana K. Uhrig, PhD, MBA, RN

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Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Cancer Nursing
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University


Lana K. Uhrig, PhD, MBA, RN is chief nursing officer and vice president of cancer nursing at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Dr. Uhrig leads the ambulatory oncology nursing teams for Winship across Emory Healthcare and oversees clinical quality, safety, outcomes, education, and oncology nursing research. She is responsible for development and oversight of oncology nursing practice guidelines for Emory Healthcare to enhance the continuum of care.

Dr. Uhrig served as oncology service line director at Adena Health System. She previously managed clinical trials and clinic and infusion operations at The Ohio State University where she earned her masters and doctorate degrees. In addition, she has been an adjunct professor in the College of Health and Public Administration at Franklin University since 2003. In 2011, Uhrig co-founded the Hope Clinic of Ross County, Ohio, a non-profit, free medical clinic, where she served as CEO and president.


Dr. Uhrig received her PhD and her MS, both in Public Health, from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She earned her MBA from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ohio University.


A trained translational researcher, Dr. Uhrig focuses on how to better bridge communication and collaboration between research and the clinical setting to improve public health outcomes. She has conducted translational research and managed phase I human clinical trials in a translational/basic science laboratory at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. She studied the investigational use of functional agents in populations of patients at-risk for the development or recurrence of head and neck and oral cancers.


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