Connie Yarbro

Connie H. Yarbro

Honorary Alumna

Destin, Florida

Connie H. Yarbro, MS, RN, FAAN is a nationally recognized oncology nurse leader. During her time at UAB from 1972 to 1979, she worked alongside Dr. John Durant to build the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Together, they traveled the state of Alabama to educate health care providers and patients about cancer and cutting-edge cancer therapies. Through her partnership with Dr. Durant, Connie helped establish the first physician/nurse practitioner patient care model that has become a standard of care at UAB and other highly acclaimed medical centers across the country. Her service to the field of oncology nursing spans four decades and her many accomplishments have been recognized internationally, nationally, and locally. In 2010, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oncology Nursing Society, which she co-founded in 1975 and served as president of from 1979-1983. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.