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Informatics Research Seminar: From Bench to Bedside – Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and Pain

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Speaker: John J. Sollers, PhD
Presented from NCCU

Broadcast Link: Seminar

At Duke, all seminars live or broadcast will be held in Hock Auditorium from 4-5 pm.


Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most common genetic disorder of blood characterized by frequent & debilitating acute pain crises and chronic persistent pain. There is increased research interest on the interaction between biological, cognitive, and affective factors influencing onset, maintenance & resolution of chronic pains associated with SCD (Edwards et al., 2005).  This talk with explore a promising treatment — Hydroxyurea (HU), fear of movement (kinesiophobia), and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) as they relate to our clinical and scientific understandings of this multifaceted disorder.  How this all fits into the Bio-Psych-Social Model, and our wider understanding of disease and treatment will be  discussed.


John J. Sollers III, Ph.D, is an internationally known expert on heart rate variability (HRV) and health and has authored or co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles.  He received his M.A. (1995) and Ph.D.(1997) in Experimental; Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Sollers was a Staff Scientist with the National Institute of Aging, NIH, an Asst. Research Professor at The Ohio State University, and Senior Lecturer (US equivalent of Tenured Associate Professor) at the University of Auckland Medical School (Auckland, New Zealand) before joining the faculty at NCCU.


November 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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