Dr. Amy Jude Hoffman spent 35 years in nursing starting as a medical-surgical nurse, and Associate Professor at Michigan State University, she then joined The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2018 as Professor and Assistant Dean for the College of Nursing at the Omaha Campus. Further, in 2018, she was honored to be awarded a five-year, three-arm randomized clinical trial, from the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute focusing on symptom self-management and cancer-related fatigue for post-surgical lung cancer patients using virtual reality-based exercise to improve symptom and functional status and quality of life.
Dr. Hoffman’s research trajectory includes the design and testing of the Theory of Symptom Self-Management for application by clinical practitioners and researchers to advance symptom science. She also designed an instrument for measuring Perceived Self Efficacy for Fatigue Self-Management that is currently supporting researchers worldwide. In 2020, Dr. Hoffman was honored to receive the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Distinguished Scientist Award. In 2016, Dr. Hoffman received the Oncology Nursing Society Excellence in Surgical Oncology Nursing Award and served as guest editor for an issue of Seminars in Oncology Nursing (2017) that addressed surgical oncology nursing. Dr. Hoffman has been an invited scientific reviewer for numerous groups including the National Institutes of Health; American College of Sports Medicine; American College of Thoracic Surgeons; Oncology Nursing Society; and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Dr. Hoffman enjoys teaching and mentoring, and her students are sought as research assistants and scholars who have achieved funding.