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Educational Background

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL     BS
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO     BSN
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL     PhD

CAM Interests

  • Psychoneuroimmunology

  • Strategies to promote physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being

Relevant Publications

Zeller, J.M., McCain, N.L., and Swanson, B. (1996). Psychoneuroimmunology: An emerging framework for nursing research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 23, 657-664.

Zeller, J.M., McCain, N.L., McCann, J.J., Swanson, B., and Colletti, M.A. (1996) Methodological issues in psychoneuroimmunology research. Nursing Research, 45, 314-318.

McCain, N.L., Zeller, J.M., Cella, D.F., Urbanski, P.A., and Novak, R.M. (1996) The influence of stress management training in HIV disease. Nursing Research, 45, 246-253.

Brief Background

Janice Zeller, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Director of the CAM Education Program. She is a professor in the Department of Adult Health Nursing, Rush University College of Nursing, and Associate Professor, Department of Immunology/ Microbiology, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. She has served as director of an institutional training grant through the National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH) to prepare pre and postdoctoral fellows to conduct research with persons at risk for immunosuppression. Additionally, Dr. Zeller served as program director for a Division of Nursing (DHHS) sponsored grant to prepare clinical nurse specialists in altered immunocompetence (HIV/oncology) nursing. She has conducted research studies on mind/body interactions using a psychoneuroimmunological framework.




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