Eileen Duffey-Lind, RN, MSN, CPNP, of Falmouth, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Immunization Action Partnership (MIAP) Conference Award. Initiated in 2005 by MIAP, this annual award recognizes individuals or groups that have made an outstanding contribution to pediatric immunization in Massachusetts through leadership, initiative, innovation, collaboration and/or advocacy.
For the past decade, Ms. Duffey-Lind has been tirelessly committed to preventing cervical cancer across the Commonwealth through the non-profit organization, Team Maureen, which she founded in memory of her sister, Maureen Russo, who passed away at the age of 37 from cervical cancer. Through Team Maureen, Ms. Duffey-Lind has developed a variety of innovative activities to educate people about the importance of HPV vaccination as a cancer prevention tool, and the importance of early detection of HPV-related cancers.
Ms. Duffey-Lind practices in the pediatric oncology clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and has worked with DFCI’s Community Benefits Office to initiate programs which engage multiple stakeholders in an effort to increase HPV vaccination rates and reduce HPV-related cancers.
She also serves as Co-Chair of the Massachusetts HPV/Cervical Cancer Work Group.
Ms. Duffey-Lind was recognized at the 22nd Annual MIAP Pediatric Immunization Skills Building Conference, held on October 12th in Marlborough.