Michelle C. Janelsins-Benton, Ph.D.

Michelle C. Janelsins-Benton, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box CU420658
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 276-4656
Fax: (585) 461-5601
Administrative: (585) 275-5513
Lab: (585) 273-1940

Research Bio

Dr. Janelsins' laboratory focuses on : 1) understanding clinical, psychological, and biological mechanisms of cognitive difficulties in cancer patients 2) investigating interventions to alleviate cognitive difficulties in cancer patients, and 3) translational models of cognitive difficulties in cancer.



Dr. Janelsins' area of expertise is in psychoneuroimmunology, immunology, neuroscience, and cognitive science. In addition to a focus on cognition and cancer, her lab is broadly interested in many aspects of research related to quality of life improvement and side effect management in cancer.

Awards & Honors (National)

Citation Award | Society of Behavioral Medicine 2014
NCI K07 Career Development Award | NCI 2013 - 2018
MASCC Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year Award | Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer 2013
Markey Cancer Center and NCI International Conference on the Side Effects of Cancer Research Abstract Award 2011
NCI Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Award 2011 - Present
ASPO New Investigator Award 2011
Distinguished Fellow, NIH Institute on Design & Conduct of Randomized Controlled Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions | OBSSR 2010
Highest Ranked Abstract Award for the Annual Meeting of ASPO | American Society of Preventive Oncology 2010
Research Abstract Award | Society of Behavioral Medicine 2009
NCI Cancer Control Fellowship Award 2008 - 2012
Outstanding Abstract Award | Keystone: Alzheimer's Disease Meeting 2006
Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) | NINDS 2005 - 2008

Awards & Honors (Local)

First Prize Poster Award | American Society for Preventive Oncology 2009
First Prize Poster Award in Cancer Control/Epidemiology | James P. Wilmot Cancer Center 2008
Scholarship | Pathogenesis of Neuroimmunologic Diseases | Marine Biological Laboratory 2005
Melville Hare Award for Excellence in Teaching | University of Rochester 2004
Summer Scholars Fellowship/Grant | Howard Hughes, Ursinus College 2001

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 39 available »

2014 Feb
Janelsins MC, Kesler SR, Ahles TA, Morrow GR. "Prevalence, mechanisms, and management of cancer-related cognitive impairment." International review of psychiatry.. 2014 Feb; 26(1):102-13.
2014 Jan 5
Kamen C, Tejani MA, Chandwani K, Janelsins M, Peoples AR, Roscoe JA, Morrow GR. "Anticipatory nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy." European journal of pharmacology.. 2014 Jan 5; 722:172-9. Epub 2013 Oct 21.
2014 Jan
Peppone LJ, Mustian KM, Rosier RN, Carroll JK, Purnell JQ, Janelsins MC, Morrow GR, Mohile SG. "Bone health issues in breast cancer survivors: a Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) study." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2014 Jan; 22(1):245-51. Epub 2013 Sep 17.
2014
Janelsins MC, Kesler S, Ahles TA, Morrow GR. "Prevalence, mechanisms, and management of cancer-related cognitive impairment". Int Rev Psychiatry, In Press. 2014; .
2013 Sep 10
Mustian KM, Sprod LK, Janelsins M, Peppone LJ, Palesh OG, Chandwani K, Reddy PS, Melnik MK, Heckler C, Morrow GR. "Multicenter, randomized controlled trial of yoga for sleep quality among cancer survivors." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.. 2013 Sep 10; 31(26):3233-41. Epub 2013 Aug 12.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Cancer Control (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Cancer Center

Education

MPH | Public Health | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry2013
PhD | Microbiology and Immunology | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry2008
MS | Microbiology and Immunology | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry2005
BS | Biology | Ursinus College2002

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Behavioral Medicine Unit, Cancer Control Program, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, Training areas: Behavioral Science, Cancer Control, Neuropsychology 2011