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Donald Rosenstein, MD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and the director of the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program.

Professor, Psychiatry and Hematology
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Support Program
Vice-Chair, General Hospital Psychiatry
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control

Area of Interest

Rosenstein’s current research projects include:

  • The administration of thiamine to prevent delirium in recipients of bone marrow transplantation
  • Dissemination and implementation of cancer survivorship interventions
  • The study of widowed parenthood in the service of improving end-of-life care

Find publications on PubMed

Awards and Honors

  • Jimmie Holland Lifetime Achievement Award, American Psychosocial Oncology Society, 2023
  • Past President, American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  • Past President, Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  • NIMH Directors Career Award for Significant Scientific Achievement, 2008
  • NIH Directors Award, National Institutes of Health, Awarded in Recognition of Sustained Administrative Performance Inspiring the NIMH and NIH Communities to Conduct Innovative Mental Health Research with the Highest Ethical Standards, 2008
  • Award in Appreciation of Service as Vice-Chair of the Medical Executive Committee and Extraordinary Service to the Ethical and Behavioral Health Needs at the NIH Clinical Center, 2008
  • NIH Directors Award and NIMH Directors Merit Award for Compassion and Outstanding Clinical Skills in a Time of Crisis, 2006
  • Marvin Stern Lecture, New York University Medical Center, 2005
  • Best Workshop at Sixth Biennial Conference on Psychiatric, Psychosocial, and Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation, 2005
  • NIH Directors Award, National Institutes of Health. Awarded for Superb Leadership and Innovative Approaches in Managing the NIMH IRB, 2002
  • Alan Stoudemire Award for Innovation and Excellence in Consultation-Liaison Education, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2002
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, NIMH Intramural Research Program, 2000
  • National Institute of Mental Health Directors Merit Award, 2000

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