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Dr. Annette Stanton, PhD, Speaking at CHIP Thursday, April 25, 2013

April 19, 2013 by  
Filed under CHIP Today

On ThursdayApril 25 2013, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, the lecture series finishes April with a talk by Annette L. Stanton, Ph.D.,  Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry/Bio-behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, about “How and for Whom?  Toward Developing Maximally Effective Psychosocial Interventions for Adults Living with Chronic Disease.”  This is co-sponsored by the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the UConn Departments of Kinesiology and Psychology.

The lecture will be in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of Ryan at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.  For a map of the area, look at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/.   It is co-sponsored by the UConn Office of the Vice President for Research.

You can also view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at the following link: http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-4-25-13.

Annette L. Stanton, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry/Bio-behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, senior research scientist at the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, and a member of the Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research in the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Her research centers on specifying factors that promote psychological and physical health in individuals who confront health-related adversity, including cancer, infertility, and other medical conditions.  She is particularly interested in specifying the conditions under which specific coping processes promote or hinder health and well-being.  In the area of psychosocial oncology, she conducts longitudinal research to understand the influences of personality and contextual resources, cognitive appraisals, and coping processes on the quality of life and health in individuals diagnosed with or at risk for a range of cancers, including cancer of the breast, eye, lung, and prostate.  She then works to translate her findings into effective interventions for individuals living with cancer through conducting randomized, controlled intervention trials of psychosocial interventions.  In 2003, Dr. Stanton received the Senior Investigator Award from Division 38 (Health Psychology) of the American Psychological Association in recognition of her research contributions to health psychology.  Currently, she serves as President of Division 38.  She has received a number of awards for undergraduate teaching and graduate mentoring.  In 2006, Professor Stanton was honored with both the J. Arthur Woodward Graduate Mentoring Award and the Distinguished Teaching Award in the UCLA Department of Psychology.  Current funding for her research is provided by the National Cancer Institute and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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