Rutgers SC&I Alumni Association presents: a conversation with 2021 Distinguished Alumni Smita Banerjee

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Smita Banerjee, SC&I Ph.D., 2005 is an Associate Attending Behavioral Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She received her Ph.D. in Health Communication in 2005 from Rutgers University, under the mentorship of Dr. Kathryn Greene. Her research is in cancer prevention and control, with special emphasis on the role of communication between oncology health care providers (HCPs) and patients, and message framing for cancer risk prevention. Her recent work has primarily been contextualized in the areas of communication skills training to (a) improve sexual and gender minority (SGM) sensitivity for oncology HCPs, (b) reduce stigma experienced by patients with lung cancer who smoke(d), and (c) encourage HCPs to discuss sexual health concerns of cisgender female patients with cancer. Dr. Banerjee’s research has been funded by the NCI, NIDA, and philanthropic organizations like T. J. Martell Foundation, Goldstein Foundation, and Geri & Me Foundation. She has published over 85 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 15 reviews, and book chapters, and presented in over 100 national and international conferences.

After her presentation Smita will be doing a Q & A for participants, if you have any questions please submit them here.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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