University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer
Administrative Director, Johns Hopkins Breast Center
Associate Professor in Dept of Surgery, and Dept of Gynecology, JHU School of Medicine
Mrs. Lillie Shockney is a registered nurse with a BS degree in HealthCare Administration from Saint Joseph's College and a Masters in Administrative Science from the Johns Hopkins University. She has worked at Johns Hopkins since 1983 and served as the Administrative Director since 1997, responsible for the quality of care programs, patient education programs, survivor volunteer team, community outreach at a local, regional and national level, webmaster, and patient advocacy.
Mrs. Shockney is a published author on the subject of breast cancer as well as a nationally recognized public speaker on the subject. She has written eight books and many articles on this subject. She serves on the medical advisory board of several national breast cancer organizations and is the co-founder and vice president of a national non-profit organization called "Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer."
She is also the recipient of the Global Business Leadership award, numerous community service awards, was the recipient of the Outstanding Women of American Award, in 1997 was awarded the Distinguished Graduate for Lifetime Achievement Award and in 1998 received the National Silver Medal Award from the National Consumer Health Information Center. In 1999 she was the recipient of the National Circle of Life Award and the American Cancer Society's Voice of Hope Award; In 2001, she was the recipient of the ACS Lane Adams Award for Excellence in Caring; In 2000, she was selected as an "Unsung Hero" for breast cancer by Pharmacia & Upjohn's 2001 calendar. She also received the 2001 Lane A. Adams Award for Excellence in Caring from the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Lillie Shockney has also received the 2002 Faces of Breast Cancer, ACS, and 2002 Oncology Nursing Society Award for Excellence in Breast Cancer Education awards. In 2003 she was the recipient of the Impact Award from the National Consortium of Breast Centers. She also was the recipient of the Komen Award from the Maryland Affiliate in 2003 as well. In 2004 she was a finalist for the Lance Armstrong Foundation's Spirit of Survivorship award and also was selected as one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland for her leadership and community service efforts. Mrs. Shockney was selected by the Komen Foundation, nationally, to receive the 2005 Professor of Survivorship Award. In 2006 she was the recipient of the Spirit of Friends Award from Food & Friends and the Avon Foundation., and also received the Patient of Courage Award from the American Plastic Surgery Society. Mrs. Shockney was the recipient of the 2007 Yoplait Breast Cancer Champion award. 2009 ONS Excellence in Survivor Advocacy Award and also in 2009 she received theMaryland Daily Record Healthcare Hero —Nursing Excellence Award.
In 2008, the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees made a decision to appoint her to a chair as a University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer. This is the first time in the history of the institution that a hospital nurse has been appointed to a distinguished service designation.
She serves as Ask an Expert for several breast cancer websites including Yahoo.com and the Johns Hopkins Breast Center's website. She chairs the National Consortium of Breast Centers QI Task Force. Mrs.Shockney also holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in the Depts of Surgery and Gynecology, within the JHU School of Medicine and is an active clinical researcher with a focus on quality of life issues for survivors. She also holds a faculty appointment in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Her position was endowed in 2008.