Student and Faculty Accomplishments
Awards and Recognition
- Bernardine Pinto was awarded a $1,381,424 NCI/NIH grant for “Peer Coaching for Physical Activity Promotion among Breast Cancer Survivors: Adapting an Efficacious Intervention to Prepare for Implementation.”
- Karen Wickersham was awarded a $100,000 Oncology Nursing Foundation grant to conduct cancer health disparities research.
- Bernardine Pinto won the Breakthrough Award for Leadership in Research from the Office of the Vice President for Research for her work studying and promoting the effects of exercise on the health and well-being of cancer survivors.
Publications and Presentations
- Karen Wickersham, nursing, and others will present “Feasibility of using medication event monitoring systems to measure adherence for older adults with cancer” at the 46th annual American Academy of Ambulatory Nursing Virtual Conference.
- Michael Wirth (with Nitin Shivappa & James Hébert, public health) and others authored Relationship between Diet Quality Scores and the Risk of Frailty and Mortality in Adults across a Wide Age Spectrum which is in press at BMC Medicine.
- Michael Wirth ( with Nitin Shivappa and James Hébert, public health) and others authored Longitudinal Assessment of Relationships between Health Behaviors and IL-6 in Overweight and Obese Pregnancy which is in press at Biological Research for Nursing 2020.
- Michael Wirth (with James Burch and James Hussey, public health) and others published An Analysis of Shiftwork and Self-reported Depressive Symptoms in a Police Cohort from Buffalo, New York in Chronobiology International 2021.
- Jean Davis and others published Bright light shows promise in improving sleep, depression, and quality of life in women with breast cancer during chemotherapy: findings of a pilot study in Chronobiology International.
- Karen McDonnell (with Brandi Newsome, medicine; Shaun Owens, social work, and Elizabeth Regan & James Hardin, public health) published A Prospective Pilot Study Evaluating Feasibility and Preliminary Effects of Breathe Easier: A Mindfulness-based Intervention for Survivors of Lung Cancer and their Family Members (Dyads) in Integrative Cancer Therapies.
- Bernardine Pinto authored Prevention, Survival and Recovery from Cancer: The Case for Exercise for the Society of Behavioral Medicine website.
- Bernardine Pinto presented a webinar entitled “Evidence and the Call to Action for implementation of the Updated Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors” hosted the Society of Behavioral Medicine.