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Amy Lowery, PhD April 25, 2012, 10:30 am UPMC Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center,Research Pavilion Second Floor Conference Room

To Sleep Perchance to Dream: Managing Insomnia and Other Cancer-Related Sleep Disorders

Sponsored by the Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Program
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Amy Lowery, PhD
Chief Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Amy Lowery is a clinical health psychologist and Chief of the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psycho-oncology in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Springfield College, and a doctorate in clinical psychology with a health emphasis from the California School of Professional Psychology. With over 10 years of counseling experience, she has expertise in helping patients and survivors manage the  symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatments, especially sleep, pain, depression and anxiety. She has conducted research examining how certain sleep disorders affect immune functioning and health in cancer patients, and is dedicated to improving healthcare professionals’ routine screening of patients’ sleep difficulties through research and education. She is MSKCC’s expert on treating sleep problems, such as insomnia, and runs a sleep clinic within the Department’s Counseling Center.

The Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion 2nd floor Conference Room is located on the second floor of the Hillman Cancer Center, 5117 Centre Ave, Shadyside. After entering the building, please let the guard (past the information desk on the right) know that you are attending the seminar so he can admit you to the Research Pavilion. Take the stairs or elevator to the 2nd floor; the conference room is to the left upon exiting the elevators and directly forward upon reaching the stairway landing.  Parking is available in the garage at the UPMC Cancer Pavilion across the street from the Hillman Cancer Center (~$6 cash/credit for 1‐2 hours). There are also parking meters along Centre Avenue, Cypress Street, and Baum Boulevard in the blocks surrounding the Cancer Center. The 71A & 71C both travel from Oakland and stop at Cypress Street just beyond the Cancer Center entrance.

Please contact Susan Sharp (sharps@upmc.edu) if you plan to attend, need directions, or need more information.