With Julia Rowland, PhD
- Tuesday, March 5, 7-8:30pm
This is a Young Adult Cancer Survivors of Smith Center event. Arrive at 6:30pm to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, program starts at 7pm. Learn more about the YACS of Smith Center.
The experiences and needs of those facing cancer in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s are unique. This program will begin with a broad overview by Dr. Rowland of the current issues in young adult cancer survivor research and care. The discussion will then open to the group on topics to be determined by you: What issues are most pressing for you? What concerns do you have? Dr. Rowland will offer relevant resources and facilitate sharing of information among participants. Space is limited, so please register early to reserve your seat.
Julia Rowland, PhD has been active as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of psychosocial aspects of cancer for more than thirty years. She has worked with both pediatric and adult cancer survivors and engaged in numerous funded studies on quality of life and health outcomes in these populations. She has also written extensively about women's reactions to breast cancer, as well as on the role of coping, social support and developmental stage in a patient's adaptation to cancer, and served as co-editor of the groundbreaking text, Handbook of Psychooncology. Dr. Rowland received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, trained and worked at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and held leadership positions in psycho-oncology at Georgetown University and the Lombardi Cancer Center in Washington, DC. She currently serves as Director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute.