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Dorothy Gale Batton Smith, American oncological nurse. Registered Nurse, Texas. Recipient Brown Foundation Oncology award, Houston, 1985, Mara Mogensen Flaherty award Oncology Nursing Society, 1991.


Smith, Dorothy Gale Batton was born on November 30, 1945 in Minden, Louisiana, United States. Daughter of James B. and Dorothy Alice (Shurtleff) Batton.


Bachelor of science in nursing, Northeast Louisiana State University, 1967. MSN, University Colorado, Denver, 1969.


Staff nurse, University Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1967-1968;program director entero-therapy, University Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1974-1983;nurse specialist entero-therapy and sex rehabilitation, University Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1983-1988;director nursing education, University Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1988-1993;assistant professor, Northwestern Louisiana U., Shreveport, 1993-1995;clinical coordinator nursing services, Cheyenne Mountain Rehabilitation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 1995. Assistant professor Texas Woman's U., Houston, 1969-1971. Associate professor of University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1971-1972.

President Texas Medical Center Education Consortium, Houston, 1992, co-chair Golden Jubilee Quality of Life series, 1990-1991.


Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.


Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.


The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.


President Sunday School class, Methodist Church, Houston, 1984-1985. Team mom softball, Houston, 1985-1987, volleyball St. Agnes High School, 1989-1991. Volunteer Texas Special Olympics, 1992.

Fellow American Academy Nursing. Member American Nurses Association, International Association Entero Therapy (board member 1991-1993, editor 1990-1993, manuscript award 1989, 90), Texas Medical Center Educational Consortium (president 1992), Golden Jubilee Quality of Life Series (co-chair 1990-1991), American Medical Writers Association (book award 1982), American Sex Educators and Counselors, Texas Nurses Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sports, reading, writing, horseback riding, traveling.


Married Luis H. Rodriguez, August 29, 1969 (divorced August 1976). 1 child, Rachel B.; married Harold E. Smith, March 20, 1982.