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Problem-Solving Skills Training for Clinicians Providing Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Oncology

Dr. Sahler is working to bring problem-solving skills training (PSST) to about 200 pediatric psycho-oncology providers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Read full article.

Principal Investigators: Sahler, O.J., Noll, R. B.

Perinatal Palliative Care Program Models of Care

This project was a collaborative effort to develop the first nationwide survey of perinatal palliative care programs with the intention to understand the different structures and processes of care. The information is being used for a NIH grant proposal that would help us understand the “bereavement outcomes”  after loss of an infant from a prenatally-diagnosed condition. 

Principal Investigators: Côté-Arsenault, D., Kavanaugh, K. Co-Investigators: Denney-Koelsch, E., Kavanaugh, K., Wool, C., Leuthner, S.

Rochester Area Collaborative Center of Excellence in Pain Education

The Center is a consortium effort to develop a series of online modules for use in interprofessional education about the assessment and treatment of pain in patients throughout the life cycle. The University of Rochester, in collaboration with St. John Fisher College Wegman's School of Pharmacy and Wegman's School of Nursing and The New York Chiropractic College, has been named one of 12 Centers of Excellence national by the Pain Consortium of the NIH.

Center Director: Sahler, O.J.

Online Problem-Solving Skills Training for Mothers and Fathers of Childhood Cancer Patients

Realizing your child has cancer can be overwhelming.  The goal of this project is to develop and test a web-based version of our highly effective in-person intervention for mothers of newly diagnosed childhood cancer patients.

Principal Investigator: Sahler, O.J.

Parents’ Experience of Continuing Pregnancy after Lethal Fetal Diagnosis

We completed a longitudinal, prospective study of 16 couples with lethal fetal conditions.  Our aim was to better understand what parents experience and their needs after their diagnoses, through pregnancy,

Principal Investigator: Côté-Arsenault, D., Co-Investigator: Denney-Koelsch, E.