Kevin Brigle, Ph.D, A.N.P. Oncology Nurse Practitioner at Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Virginia, was recently awarded the Oncology Nursing Society Pearl Moore “Making A Difference” award. This award is given annually and recognizes an emerging oncology nurse leader who has made a difference in the Oncology Nursing Proffession. “This is a well-deserved recognition for Kevin’s longstanding contributions to advanced clinical care, menorship and leadership in oncology nursing,” says Steven R. Grossman, M.D., Ph.D, deputy director at Massey. In 2010, Kevin was also the recipient of the Distinguished Nurse Practitioner Award from the Viriginia Council of Nurse Practitioners.
Kevin is a 1976 graduate of Edon High School and in 1982 graduated from the University of Dayton with a BS and MS in Biology. In 1989, he received his Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from Virginia Polytechinical and State University in Blacksburg, VA. He received his N.P. degree in 1998 from Virginia Commonwealth University. He serves as an Adjunct Faculty in the School of Nursing and is involved in research that focuses on Cognitive Behavoiral Strategies and their effect of the immune system. He continues to work at Massey Cancer Center as a N.P. focusing on treating patients with leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other blood borne cancers. Dr. Brigle has authored or co-authored 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. He travels and lectures on a variety of Oncology related topics ranging from the basics of Carcinogenesis and Cell Signature to more specific areas of Clinical Oncology. Kevin and his wife Dee, have two children who are enrolled in college following medical careers. Kevin is the son of Lyle and Angela Brigle of Edon, Ohio.