This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
with Barbara Andersen, PhD (Ohio State University) and Susan Lutgendorf, PhD (University of Iowa)
Did You Know?
Smith Center is pleased to announce the launch of a special series of talks designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of the center. Each of the talks will highlight one of eight healing practices that research and practice tell us is important to the health and well-being of cancer patients/survivors, and their loved ones.
The topics include: Eating Well, Moving More, Managing Stress, Sleeping Well, Creating a Healing Environment, Sharing Love and Support, Exploring What Matters Now, and Expressing Oneself.
For each topic, we will have two expert speakers. One will provide a clear and concise review of the science behind the given topic: what we do and do not know about the topic, the impact of this practice on cancer-related quality of life and mortality specifically, and national recommendations for action. The second speaker will “translate” this information into an action plan (e.g., provide user-friendly tips about how to integrate this aspect of healing into your daily life). At the end, there will be time for a question and answer period.
Did You Know? will be hosted Monthly on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm.
- May 19 – Finding Social Support
- with Barbara Andersen, PhD (Ohio State University) and Susan Lutgendorf, PhD (University of Iowa)
- June 16 – Expressing Oneself
In honor of our 25th Anniversary in 2021, we are suggesting donations for this series in fractions or multiples of the number “25.” E.G. $2.50, $12.50, $25, etc.
About Barbara Andersen, PhD
About Susan Lutgendorf, PhD
Dr. Susan Lutgendorf is a Clinical Health Psychologist and a Professor in the Clinical Science Training Area in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa. She also has faculty appointments in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, and is a member of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is the Program Director of the NIGMS-funded T32 Mechanisms of Health and Disease at the Behavioral and Biomedical Interface Training Program. She recently served as the President of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society, and as President of the American Psychosomatic Society, and is widely recognized for her outstanding contributions to our understanding of the biobehavioral pathways in cancer. Her current research examines how factors such as stress, depression, and social support are linked to biological processes involved in tumor progression and chemo-resistance. She has recently been funded by NCI to study a novel web-based psychosocial intervention for ovarian cancer patients.