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2016 Young Investigator Colloquium at 74th APS Annual Scientific Meeting
March 9 - 12, 2016
Denver, CO

The American Psychosomatic Society is pleased to present below the 2016 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/six 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 9 awardees were present for the remainder of the 2016 Annual Meeting.

Cannon Group

Mentors
Martica Hall, PhD and Peter Shapiro, MD, Columbia University

Scholars
Robert Paul Juster, PhD, Columbia University
Sergio Oteri, Clinical Psychologist, University of Messina
Chelsea Ratcliff, PhD, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Timothy Sannes, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz
Patricia Wong, MS, University of Pittsburgh


Engel Group

Mentors
Susan Lutgendorf, PhD and Redford Williams, MD

Scholars
Andrew Patrick Allen, PhD, University College Cork
Kwang-Min Lee, MD, (PhD Candidate), Seoul National University Hospital
Lydia Poole, PhD, UCL
Kharah Ross, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Samuele Zilioli, PhD, Wayne State University



Selye Group

Mentors
Gaston Kapuku, MD, PhD and Timothy Smith, PhD

Scholars
Carolyn Gibson, PhD, San Francisco VAMC
Vera Jandackova, PhD, University of Ostrava, Faculty of Medicine
Amanda Mitchell, PhD, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Rebecca Reed, PhD, University of Kentucky
Jennifer Sumner, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center


Flanders-Dunbar Group

Mentors
Oliver G. Cameron, MD, PhD and Richard Jennings, PhD

Scholars
Stefan Kempke, PhD, University of Leuven
Lindsey Knowles, MA, University of Arizona
Danielle Roubinov, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
John Samaan, MD, MPH, Larkin Community Hospital
Nancy Sin, PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Maren Voss, MS, University of Utah


Mason Group

Mentors
Julian Thayer, PhD and Lawson Wulsin, MD

Scholars
Aimie Apigian, MD, Loma Linda University
Meanne Chan, PhD, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Allison Gaffey, MA, Brown University Medical School
Sarah Hiles, PhD, VU University Medical Center
Nicole Shirvani, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Joshua Wiley, PhD, Australian Catholic University


Young Investigator Colloquium Committee:
Oliver G. Cameron, MD, PhD, Chair
Mary-Frances O'Connor, PhD
Scott Matthews, MD
Jos Bosch, PhD

2016 Keynote Speaker:
Michael Ziegler, MD