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Michelle C. Janelsins-Benton, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-5513

Office: (585) 276-4656

Fax: (585) 461-5601

Research Labs

Cancer Control & Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory

Lab: (585) 273-1940

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Biography

Research

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.

Credentials

Education

2002
BS | Ursinus College
Biology

2005
MS | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Microbiology and Immunology

2008
PhD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Microbiology and Immunology

2013
MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Public Health

Awards

2017
Best of Journal of Clinical Oncology
Sponsor: ASCO

2014
Citation Award
Sponsor: Society of Behavioral Medicine

2014
NIH Director's New Innovator Award
Sponsor: NIH

2013 - 2018
NCI K07 Career Development Award
Sponsor: NCI

2013
MASCC Outstanding Young Investigator of the Year Award
Sponsor: Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer

2011 - Present
NCI Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program Award

2011
ASPO New Investigator Award

2011
Markey Cancer Center and NCI International Conference on the Side Effects of Cancer Research Abstract Award

2010
Distinguished Fellow, NIH Institute on Design & Conduct of Randomized Controlled Trials Involving Behavioral Interventions
Sponsor: OBSSR

2010
Highest Ranked Abstract Award for the Annual Meeting of ASPO
Sponsor: American Society of Preventive Oncology

2009
First Prize Poster Award
Location: American Society for Preventive Oncology

2009
Research Abstract Award
Sponsor: Society of Behavioral Medicine

2008 - 2011
NCI Cancer Control Fellowship Award

2008
First Prize Poster Award in Cancer Control/Epidemiology
Sponsor: James P. Wilmot Cancer Center

2006
Outstanding Abstract Award
Sponsor: Keystone: Alzheimer's Disease Meeting

2005 - 2008
Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Sponsor: NINDS

2005
Scholarship
Sponsor: Pathogenesis of Neuroimmunologic Diseases
Location: Marine Biological Laboratory

2004
Melville Hare Award for Excellence in Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2001
Summer Scholars Fellowship/Grant
Sponsor: Howard Hughes, Ursinus College

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Publications

Journal Articles

8/14/2017
Kamen C, Scheiber C, Janelsins M, Jo B, Shen H, Palesh O. "Effects of childhood trauma exposure and cortisol levels on cognitive functioning among breast cancer survivors." Child abuse & neglect.. 2017 Aug 14; 72:163-171. Epub 2017 Aug 14.

7/11/2017
Williams AM, Baran AM, Meacham PJ, Feldman MM, Valencia HE, Newsom-Stewart C, Gupta N, Janelsins MC, Barr PM, Zent CS. "Analysis of the risk of infection in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in the era of novel therapies." Leukemia & lymphoma.. 2017 Jul 11; :1-8. Epub 2017 Jul 11.

6/2017
Peoples AR, Garland SN, Perlis ML, Savard J, Heckler CE, Kamen CS, Ryan JL, Mustian KM, Janelsins MC, Peppone LJ, Morrow GR, Roscoe JA. "Effects of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and armodafinil on quality of life in cancer survivors: a randomized placebo-controlled trial." Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice.. 2017 Jun 0; 11(3):401-409. Epub 2017 Jan 19.

Books & Chapters

2012
Book Title: Psychological Aspects of Cancer
Author List: Mustian, K. M.; Sprod, L.K., Janelsins, M.C., Peppone, L.J., Carroll, J., Mohile, S.G., Palesh, O.G.
Edited By: B. Carr and J. Steel
Published By: Springer2012 in New York, NY

2008
Chapter Title: Application to gene therapy and vaccination.
Book Title: Neuroimmune Pharmacology
Author List: Bowers, W.J., Janelsins, M.C., and Federoff, H.J.
Published By: Springer, New York, NY2008

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