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Heiddis B. Valdimarsdottir

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Oncological Sciences
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Psychological, Behavioral, And Biological Consequences Of Being At Familial Risk For Cancer

Heiddis Valdimarsdottir, Ph.D.'s current research investigates the psychological, behavioral, and biological consequences of being at familial risk for cancer, including investigating the psychosocial issues surrounding genetic testing for cancer susceptibility.\r\n

Current research includes studies on testing interventions for reducing distress and increasing participants' understanding of the implications of testing among African American women, as well as investigating psychosocial factors involved in seeking genetic testing and the consequences of testing among Ashkenazi Jewish women. \r\n

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Valdimarsdottir did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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