USF College of Nursing’s Dr. Lengacher and team present at 2013 APOS Conference
University of South Florida College of Nursing Professor and Director of the BS-PhD Program, Cecile A. Lengacher, RN, PhD, FAAN, and her research team presented at the American Psychological Oncology Society’s (APOS) 10th Annual Conference in Huntington Beach, Calif. on Feb. 14 through Feb. 16, 2013.
Dr. Lengacher and her R01 team, Carly Paterson and Irina Carranza, gave seminar and poster-style presentations on five different research topics for an opportunity to interact in an interdisciplinary forum to advance the care of cancer survivors.(Left to Right). Carranza, Paterson, and Dr. Lengacher at the 10th APOS Conference
USF College of Nursing PhD student, Carly paterson, at APOS Conference
“This professional interaction is vital for the professional advancement of doctoral students in oncology and the advancement or nursing science,” Dr. Lengacher said. “This moves us forward in meeting the strategic goals of the USF College of Nursing.”
Paterson and Carranza, currently working on the PhD degree in Nursing, have participated on the R01 team for Dr. Lengacher’ s National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded MBSR Symptom Cluster Trial for Breast Cancer Survivors research study team for several years. Dr. Lengacher is their sponsor and mentor.
USF Nursing PhD Student, Irina Carranza, at APOS Conference
“It is important for our R01 team (including students) to participate in APOS not only as a member of an R01 NCI NIH team but also as a member NCI designated research Institute,” Dr. Lengacher said. “Our team from the College and Moffitt was able to display current R01 findings including pilot work of the College of Nursing doctoral students, in an interdisciplinary manner with other researchers in oncology. The conference provides an opportunity to interact with national and international researchers and clinicians in oncology, thus increasing the visibility of our research in oncology at the College.”
Dr. Lengacher and her R01 team presented on the following research areas:
Lengacher, C. A. (2013, February). Biomarker outcomes in Biobehavioral Integrative Therapy Research. A seminar presentation at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) 10th Annual Conference, in Huntington Beach, California.
Wyatt, G., Lengacher, C. A. (2013, February). Conceptualization of Integrative Therapy Research Including Models and Mechanisms of action. A seminar presentation at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) 10th Annual Conference in Huntington Beach, California.
Lengacher, C. A., Reich, R.R., Jim, H., Kip, K. E., Jacobsen, P., Kiluk, J., Loftus, L., Laronga, C., Ramesar, S., Paterson, C., Carranza, I., and Budhrani, P. (2013, Febraury). The Influence of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, MBSR(BC) on Objective Sleep (OS) among Breast Cancer Survivors. A poster presentation at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) 10th Annual Conference in Huntington Beach, California.
Carranza, I., Lengacher, C.A., Park, J., Kip, K. (2013, February). State of the Science: Evaluating Cognitive Function and Genes in Breast Cancer. A poster presentation at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) 10th Annual Conference in Huntington Beach, California.
Paterson, C., Lengacher, C.A. (2013, February). State of the Science: Body Image in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors. A poster presentation at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) 10th Annual Conference in Huntington Beach, California.
Dr. Lengacher has been a member of APOS for several years and currently serves on several committees, the program committee, grant committee, fund raising, scientific review committee and the complementary alternative Sig Group. Paterson and Carranza serve in the APOS’ interdisciplinary committees, and are members of the complementary alternative Sig Group. They will both serve on the program committee for APOS 11th Annual conference to be held in Tampa in 2014.
The APOS annual conference is designed to improve translation of research to practice in psychological oncology, bringing together researchers and practitioners to develop, test, and implement innovative approaches to psychological supportive care for people undergoing cancer treatment, according to APOS’s web site.
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