The Hirshberg Foundation is excited to have Dr. Stanton joining us at the 14th Annual Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer to discuss how important it is to understand the emotional journey that cancer patients and loved ones experience once diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Annette L. Stanton, Ph.D., researches factors that promote or impede psychological and physical health in adults and couples undergoing chronically stressful experiences, with a focus on the experience of cancers of the breast, pancreas, eye, and lung. She then translates her findings into action by developing and testing approaches to enhance psychological and physical health over the course of the cancer trajectory.
In recognition of her research contributions, Dr. Stanton received the Senior Investigator Award from the Society for Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association in 2003. She was elected to serve as president of the 3,000-member Society in 2012-2013. She also has received the Outstanding International Collaboration Award from the International Society of Behavioral Medicine. Awards for undergraduate teaching and graduate mentoring include the J. Arthur Woodward Graduate Mentoring Award and the Distinguished Teaching Award in the UCLA Department of Psychology. In 2017, she was elected to the Executive Council of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. Dr. Stanton’s research is supported by the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, the National Cancer Institute, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the American Cancer Society.
The Hirshberg Foundation supports the performance of a systematic review of the scientific literature on quality of life in adults and partners living with pancreatic cancer (in press), as well as an on-going study of contributors to quality of life and health in adults with pancreatic cancer and their caregivers. We are honored to have Dr. Stanton join us to present on Managing the Emotional Journey at the 14th Annual Symposium.