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Living in a COVID-19 Environment: Mental Health Support for Kidney Disease Patients & Caregivers

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

Living in a COVID-19 Environment: Mental Health Support for Kidney Disease Patients & Caregivers

Presenters:

Daniel Cukor, Ph.D - Director of Behavioral Health, The Rogosin Institute
Glenda V. Roberts - Director of External Relations and Patient Engagement, University of Washington Kidney Research Institute

Biographies:

Dr. Daniel Cukor is the Director of Behavioral Health at The Rogosin Institute, a kidney treatment and research institute in New York City. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School. His research and clinical focus has been on the psychosocial issues relevant to patients with end stage renal disease. He has done novel work developing and testing treatments for depression, insomnia, pain, adherence and anxiety for people with renal failure. He lectures frequently on psychosocial issues for patients with chronic kidney disease and has written extensively in the scientific literature, with his work cited over 3,500 times.

Glenda V. Roberts serves as the Director of External Relations & Patient Engagement at the University of Washington Kidney Research Institute and the Center for Dialysis Innovation. Ms. Roberts is involved in many national and international, transformative healthcare initiatives inlcuding the Kidney Precision Medicine Project, Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) Patient and Family Partnership Council, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) COVID-19 Rapid Response Team, and many more. A kidney transplant recipient who was diagnosed with kidney disease as a young adult, Ms. Roberts has first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by patients and families affected by kidney disease.

Presentation Objectives:

The presenters will:

  • Discuss the impact of isolation over the holidays.
  • Provide tips to help manage anxiety.
  • Discuss the importance of selfcare.
  • Review mental health resources.