Dr. Karen Kayser Appointed to CORE Advisory Committee

Dr. Karen KayserDr. Karen Kayser has been selected to serve on the Oncology Social Work CORE (Competencies, Opportunities, Roles and Expectations) advisory committee for a nationwide initiative at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, in collaboration with the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW). The CORE advisory committee members will conduct a national workforce and role delineation survey of oncology social workers to better define the profession.

Findings from the survey will be used to distinguish the unique and value-added role of oncology social work in cancer care, develop education and training initiatives, and advocate for data-driven staffing standards for social work and psychosocial care service delivery.


About AOSW
The Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) is a non-profit, international, 501(c) 3 organization. Its more than 1,300 members embrace its mission to advance excellence in the psychosocial care of persons with cancer, their families and caregivers through education, advocacy, research and resource development. 


About U-M School of Social Work
Advancing the social work profession’s vision and values, the University of Michigan School of Social Work seeks to develop a more equitable, caring, and socially just society. Such a society meets basic human needs, eliminates social and economic inequities, and empowers individuals, their communities, and institutions to reach their aspirations and potential. Drawing on an interdisciplinary faculty within a public university seated in a region of enormous need and promise, the School is dedicated to education, research, and service that fosters progressive change at local, national, and global levels.

Funding for this project comes from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, the University of Michigan School of Social Work and friends of AOSW.