|Last Name: ||Fitchett|
|First Name: ||George|
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|Degree & Certifications: ||DMin, PhD|
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|Rank & Title: ||Professor and |
Director of Research and
2013 Commencement Marshall
|College: ||College of Health Sciences|
|Office Location: ||Kidston House|
630 S. Hermitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
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|Phone: ||(312) 563-4801|
|Fax: ||(312) 942-2987|
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George Fitchett, DMin, PhD, is a professor and the director of research in the Department of Religion, Health and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill. He also holds an appointment in Rush's Department of Preventive Medicine. He has been a certified chaplain (Association of Professional Chaplains) and pastoral supervisor (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education) for more than 30 years. His book, Assessing Spiritual Needs (Academic Renewal Press, 2002), is a widely used text in clinical and academic training programs.
Since 1990 George has been involved in research examining the relationship between religion and health in a variety of community and clinical populations, including cancer patients, medical rehabilitation patients, psychiatric patients and diabetes patients. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in pastoral, medical, and psychological journals.
In Fall 2002, he received a five-year Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging. The award supported his research project on the role of daily spiritual experiences in the disease process. In 2006 George received the Anton Boisen Professional Service Award from the Association of Professional Chaplains.