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2015 Young Investigator Colloquium at 73rd APS Annual Scientific Meeting
March 18 - 21, 2015
Savannah, GA

The American Psychosomatic Society is pleased to present below the 2015 class of the APS Young Investigator Colloquium. The purpose of this annual event is to foster the development of innovative and impactful psychosomatic research by bringing together the expertise of senior APS mentors with the cutting edge research ideas of postgraduate trainees who plan to obtain faculty positions and conduct research in the field of psychosomatic medicine. The Young Investigator Colloquium consists of a keynote address followed by small group sessions in which two mentors and five young investigators in each group meet to discuss the research proposals of young investigators. The five groups are named after legendary figures in the history of psychosomatic medicine research: Walter Cannon, George Engel, Hans Selye, Helen Flanders-Dunbar, and John Mason. The colloquia took place on Wednesday, March 18 awardees were present for the remainder of the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Cannon Group

Mentors
William Lovallo, PhD and Julian Thayer, PhD

Scholars
Daisy Fancourt, MM , University College London (UCL)
Charles Jonassaint, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Roger McIntosh, PhD, University of Miami
Hendrika (Maria) Schenk, MD, MSc, University Medical Center Groningen

Engel Group

Mentors
Gaston Kapuku, MD, PhD and Redford Williams, MD

Scholars
Rachel Burns, PhD, McGill University
Sonya Deschênes, PhD , McGill University
Ruth Hackett, MSc , University College London
Burkhard Schmidt, PhD, Heidelberg University



Selye Group

Mentors
Gail Ironson, MD, PhD and David Krantz, PhD

Scholars
Kate Kuhlman, PhD, UCLA Department of Psychology
Amy Ronaldson, MSc, University College London
Bianca Serwinski, MSc, University College London


Flanders-Dunbar Group

Mentors
Joel Dimsdale, MD and Martica Hall, PhD

Scholars
Matthew Cribbet, PhD, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Brian Gonzalez, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center
Dooyoung Jung, MD , Seoul National University Hospital
Maria Pacella, PHD , Center for AIDS Intervention Research, Medical College of Wisconsin


Mason Group

Mentors
Peter Shapiro, MD and Timothy Smith, PhD

Scholars
Bjoern Horing, PhD, Clemson University
Nathalie Michels, PhD, Ghent University
Jennifer Morey, PhD, University of Kentucky
Ryan Rajaram, MD , Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Young Investigator Colloquium Committee:
Richard Lane, MD, PhD
Scott Matthews, MD
Jos Bosch, PhD

2015 Keynote Speaker:
Martica Hall, PhD