Biopsychosocial Research Training in Breast Cancer.
Annual rept. 1 Sep 97-31 Aug 98
MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FL
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Four trainees were enrolled in the training program at the commencement of YR 4, all graduate students in the APA-approved clinical health psychology program. One trainee completed her graduate coursework, defended her dissertation proposal and obtained an APA-approved internship. Three others successfully defended their Masters theses. Training throughout YR 4 was closely coordinated with ongoing ACS-funded and NCI-funded biopsychosocial breast cancer research projects. Trainees also participated in preparing new grant proposals focusing on the biopsychosocial aspects of breast cancer and implemented projects funded with seed money from our cancer center. All trainees were exposed through coursework to experimental design and statistics as well as psychosocial, biobehavioral and pathophysiologic perspectives on breast carcinoma and other chronic diseases. The latter focus is extended through the programs monthly Breast Cancer Research Seminar, weekly Psycho-Oncology Clinical Workshop, weekly Breast Cancer Team Research meeting, and monthly Psychoneuroimmunology Journal Club meeting. This report summarizes the development and growth of the training program across the following areas SymposiaDidactic Experiences Active Biopsychosocial Breast Cancer Research Protocols Cancer Center Programs, Facilities and Resources Trainee Progress and Publications and Presentations of Training Program Faculty and Trainees. All four trainees are making excellent progress in academic, research and clinical training.
- Medicine and Medical Research