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Cheryl Mallernee McGaffic

Cheryl Mallernee McGaffic, American nursing researcher. Graduate Academy scholar, University Arizona, 1989, 90; recipient JC Penny Golden Rule award, 1992.


McGaffic, Cheryl Mallernee was born on April 6, 1958 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Daughter of Jack Clair and Doris Ann (Wetzel) Mallernee.


Bachelor of science in nursing, University Arizona, 1980. Postgraduate, University Arizona, from 1991.


Staff nurse medical Intensive Care Unit, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, 1980-1983, 85;staff nurse oncology, St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, 1983;staff nurse coronary care unit, St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, New York, 1984;staff nurse cardiac-surgical Intensive Care Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1986-1987;staff nurse cardiac Intensive Care Unit, U. Medical Center, Tucson, 1988;research nurse, U. Arizona Department Infectious Diseases, Tucson, 1989;teaching assistant, U. Arizona College Nursing, Tucson, 1989-1991;research assistant, U. Arizona College Nursing, Tucson, since 1991.


Volunteer, nursing coordinator Tucson Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome project, since 1988, board directors, since 1992 (Volunteer of Year 1991). Board directors Frensdorff House (community home for persons with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), Tucson, 1989-1991. Chairman Human Immunodeficiency Virus long tern task force, Tucson, 1990-1991.

Member community research advisory board Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Community Research Division National Institutes of Health, Tucson, 1990-1991. Member National League Nursing, American Association Nurses Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Care, Oncology Nursing Society, Society Rogerian Scholars, Sigma Theta Tau (Doctoral Student Research award 1992, Beta Mu creativity in nursing award 1990).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, gardening, tropical fish.


Married Walter Arden McGaffic, January 8, 1983.