Terri Ades recently joined Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing after a stellar career with the American Cancer Society National Home Office. The American Cancer Society has a long history of providing reliable cancer information to the public and Dr. Ades was responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of this cancer information – made available through the Society’s web site at cancer.org, their national toll-free call center, patient education/consumer awareness materials, and translations.
She participated in the Society’s review and revision of their cancer prevention and early detection guidelines and was responsible for translating the guidelines into easy-to-understand consumer materials for the public. She is passionate about providing health-related information in a format and language that consumers can appreciate and understand so they can make informed decisions about their health. Over the past few years she has focused efforts on health literacy and readability and developed guidelines to use across the organization to provide easier-to-understand materials to constituents. Terri also provided clinical oversight to the Society’s 300 national call center staff who responds to over 1.3 million calls annually and 4,000 emails monthly.
When joining ACS, Terri brought 12 years of clinical oncology experience with adults and children. Her oncology work includes coordinator of a NCI -sponsored Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) in Augusta, GA; oncology clinician at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis; and pediatric oncology clinician at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Terri is certified as an advanced practice oncology nurse and as a family nurse practitioner and has taught on a part time basis at the School of Nursing over the past 3 years. She has devoted clinical time to Emory Winship Cancer Institute at Grady Hospital in the outpatient setting and recently at Emory Healthcare in palliative care.