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Gary R. Morrow, Ph.D., M.S.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-5513

Office: (585) 275-5513

Fax: (585) 461-5601

Faculty Appointments



BA | University of Notre Dame
English Or Journalism

BS | University of Notre Dame
Mechanical Engineering

MA | University of Rhode Island
Clinical Psychology

PhD | University of Rhode Island
Clinical Psychology

MS | University of Rochester
Medical Statistics


Deans Professor of Oncology

Distinguished Professor of Supportive Care in Cancer

Society of Behavioral Medicine Distinguished Research Mentor Award

Davey Memorial Award for Outstanding Cancer Research

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Senior Faculty Mentoring of Junior Faculty Award

Distinguished Professor of Supportive Care in Cancer, 2014

Distinguished Paper Award, MAPSS, Temple University, 1961

Naval ROTC Scholarship, 1963-67

Sophomore Engineer of the Year, Notre Dame, 1965

Tau Kappa Alpha (National Forensic Honorary), Notre Dame, Chapter President, 1966-67

Pi Tau Sigma (National Mechanical Engineering Honorary), Notre Dame, Chapter President, 1966-67

Dean's Award (outstanding technical article of the year), Notre Dame, 1967

NDEA Fellowship, 1974-75

American Cancer Society Scientific Advisory Committee on Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy, 1978-80

Psychosocial and Behavioral Research, 1980-1984; Chairman, 1983-84

Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, 1982

Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 38 (Health Psychology), 1983

Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology, 1983

Who's Who in the Biobehavioral Science, 1983

American Cancer Society Council on Research and Investigative Awards, 1984-1989

Research Career Development Award, 1985-90

Board of Scientific Counselors, Illinois Cancer Council, 1987

Irene Lefton Leukemia Foundation Lectureship, November, 1988

New York State Governors Commission on Cancer Control, 1989-present

Evan and Marion Helfaer Distinguished Lectureship, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1989

Vice Chairman, 1993; Chairman, 1994

American Cancer Society Scientific Advisory Committee on Clinical Investigations:

American Cancer Society Scientific Advisory Committee on Institutional Research Grants, 1991;

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Journal Articles

Ryan Wolf J, Gewandter JS, Bautista J, Heckler CE, Strasser J, Dyk P, Anderson T, Gross H, Speer T, Dolohanty L, Bylund K, Pentland AP, Morrow GR. "Utility of topical agents for radiation dermatitis and pain: a randomized clinical trial." Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.. 2019 Nov 22; Epub 2019 Nov 22.

Asare M, Heckler CE, Culakova E, Kamen CS, Kleckner AS, Minasian LM, Wendler DS, Feige M, Weil CJ, Long J, Cole SK, Onitilo AA, Peppone LJ, Morrow GR, Janelsins MC. "Racial/Ethnic Differences in Comprehension of Biospecimen Collection: a Nationwide University of Rochester Cancer Center NCI Community Oncology Research Program Study." Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education.. 2019 Jan 5; Epub 2019 Jan 05.

Peoples AR, Garland SN, Pigeon WR, Perlis ML, Wolf JR, Heffner KL, Mustian KM, Heckler CE, Peppone LJ, Kamen CS, Morrow GR, Roscoe JA. "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Reduces Depression in Cancer Survivors." Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.. 2019 Jan 3; Epub 2019 Jan 03.