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CPC Grand Rounds - Prevention in the Context of Cancer Survivorship

CPC Grand Rounds - Prevention in the Context of Cancer Survivorship

The Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Cancer Prevention & Control Grand Rounds, the Duncan Family Institute, and the Office of Cancer Survivorship presents Dr. Julia H. Rowland, Senior Strategic Advisor at Smith Center For Health and The Arts and the former Director, Office of Cancer Survivorship; Division of Cancer Control and Population Science at the National Cancer Institute, on Friday, March 2, 2018.

 

Date: 3/2/18, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 3/2/18, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Duncan Building, CPB8 Rooms 5-8, 8th Floor
Format: Grand Rounds
CME: 1 CME & 1 CHES/MCHES Credit
Speaker Bio: Dr. Rowland is a long-time clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of psychosocial aspects of cancer. She has worked with and conducted competitively funded research among both pediatric and adult cancer survivors and their families, published broadly in psycho-oncology and co-edited, along with Jimmie Holland, the ground-breaking text, Handbook of Psychooncology. Dr. Rowland received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in psychosocial oncology. While at MSKCC, where she held joint appointments in pediatrics and neurology, Dr. Rowland helped to develop and was the first Director of the Post-Treatment Resource Program, an innovative resource that (while since renamed the Resource for Life After Cancer program) continues to provide a full range of non-medical services to patients and their families after the end of treatment. In 1990 Dr. Rowland moved to Washington, DC to become founding Director of the Psycho-Oncology Program at Georgetown University and the Lombardi Cancer Center. Nine years later, in September of 1999, she was recruited to the National Cancer Institute to become the first, full-time Director of the Office of Cancer Survivorship. In this role she sought to build the size and visibility of the Office of Cancer Survivorship and to champion research identifying and addressing the long-term and late consequences of surviving cancer. After an 18 year run, Dr. Rowland officially retired from federal service the end of September, 2017. Currently, she serves as the Senior Strategic Advisor to Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, a small non-profit organization that has been providing psychosocial and integrative services to cancer survivors and their families for over 20 years in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C.
Contact: Jennifer Tijerina - (832) 750-1629 - jmcastillo1@mdanderson.org