Nationally-Recognized Population Science Researcher Tapped for Leadership Post at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Dr. Sharon Manne named to Associate Director Position
November 19, 2013

Sharon Manne, PhDNew Brunswick, N.J. Sharon Manne, PhD, has been elevated to the position of Associate Director for Cancer Prevention, Control and Population Science at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.  A professor of medicine, Dr. Manne also serves as chief of the Section of Population Studies at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

A nationally-recognized researcher with a behavioral science focus, Manne is a recipient of several major grant awards from the National Institutes of Health.  Her work aims to further understand the impact of cancer on patients and their families and their psychosocial needs. In particular, the Manhattan resident has extensive experience in developing and evaluating couple-based psychological interventions in the area of oncology that promote adaptive communication and supportive behavior.

She also has a particular focus in improving the acceptance of cancer screening practices among cancer patients and their families.  Her experience has led to the development of effective print materials that are specially tailored for family members at risk for cancer.

“Dr. Manne’s expertise in exploring the psychosocial aspects of cancer provides a unique and comprehensive view in how to treat the ‘whole’ patient and not just the disease itself,” noted Cancer Institute of New Jersey Director Robert S. DiPaola. “I have every confidence that our cancer prevention, control and population science initiatives will continue to grow under Dr. Manne’s leadership.”

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