Andrea Patenaude IPOS Scholarship
Submit by February 25!
Submit with the required materials by February 25 to IPOS Headquarters. All submissions are to be submitted in PDF format. All materials should be submitted in one PDF document per nominee. Completed packages should be sent to: [email protected].
The Andrea Patenaude Scholarship provides funding for a psycho-oncology professional from a Low and Middle Income Country (LMIC), as defined by the World Bank to attend the IPOS Congress for continuing education and professional networking. The scholarship has been established by the Patenaude family in honor of the late Dr. Andrea Patenaude who worked tirelessly to build capacity for psychosocial oncology in LMICs worldwide, as well as working to reduce hospital detention and treatment abandonment.
This scholarship is open to any professional employed by a hospital, healthcare facility, non-government organization or university in a LMIC providing psychosocial care in an oncology setting or undertaking research in the field of psycho-oncology. The scholarship recipient is expected to share key learnings from their attendance at the IPOS Congress with colleagues upon return to their home country, thus furthering the practice and research of psycho-oncology in LMICs. The scholarship is open to nominees of all levels of experience and is assessed based on their achievements relative to opportunity and the potential impact on the recipient’s local community.
The nominee shall provide a personal statement outlining how they meet these criteria and their ability to implement key learnings into everyday practice upon return. The successful recipient is expected to provide a brief report for inclusion in the IPOS newsletter outlining the impact of the scholarship for their local community.
The scholarship recipient will be acknowledged in the IPOS Congress handbook and receive a certificate during the award ceremony at the Annual Congress.
The scholarship will provide the following:
Nomination process and winner recognition:
Andrea Farkas Patenaude (1946 –2018)
Andrea Farkas Patenaude, a long time member, volunteer and voice for IPOS. Andrea was well known in the pediatric and adult psycho-oncology areas of practice. She was a vital voice in communicating the importance and needs of psychologists can have in cutting-edge medical care.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Andrea received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1967 (University of Chicago) and her doctoral degree in 1973 (Michigan State University). In 1984 , Andrea became the Director of the Pediatric Oncology Psychology Program at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). In 1995, she became the Director of Psycho-Oncology Research in Pediatric Oncology and Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention. She was also an Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
Andrea firmly believed that psychologists should address the emotional challenges that medical advances could generate. She was a leader in efforts to study the psychological impact of cancer genetics testing for TP53 and BRCA1/2 in children and adults.
Andrea was a revered mentor of several generations of graduate and postgraduate students, many of whom have become leaders in the psycho-oncology field.
Author of two influential books on cancer genetics and many book chapters, collaborator in national and international studies and task forces in genetics and psycho-oncology, she published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, most recently as a leader and coeditor of the Standards for the Psychosocial Care of Children with Cancer. She was on the editorial boards of Pediatric Blood and Cancer and Psycho-Oncology.