Cynthia Gross, Ph.D.
Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
Tufts University, 1972
M. Phil., Yale University, 1976
Yale University, 1978
7-149 Weaver-Densford Hall
University of Minnesota
College of Pharmacy
Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
7-115 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Her research focuses on improving the quality of life and health outcomes of solid organ transplant candidates and recipients, and patients with diabetes or other medication-intensive chronic illnesses. Her current study is an NIH-funded clinical trial called "Journeys to Wellness: A Kidney Transplant Patient Study." This study will compare a mind-body approach, called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (tMBSR), to a support group for kidney transplant candidates. t stands for telephone. Both interventions will be conducted mostly by teleconference. To learn more about this study send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, view clinicaltrials.gov study number NCT01254214 or follow this link to the study brochure.
- mindfulness meditation
- organ transplant
- quality of life
- symptom management
Gross CR, Kreitzer MJ, Thomas W, Reilly-Spong M, Cramer-Bornemann M, Nyman JA, Frazier P & Ibrahim HN. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for solid organ transplant recipients: A randomized controlled trial. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 16(5):30-38, 2010.
Gross CR, Kreitzer MJ, Reilly-Spong M, Wall M, Winbush NY, Patterson R, Mahowald M, Cramer-Bornemann M. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs. pharmacotherapy for primary chronic insomnia: A pilot randomized controlled clinical trial. Explore: The Journal of Science & Healing, 7(2); 76-87, 2011.
Gross CR, Kreitzer MJ, Reilly-Spong M, Winbush NY, Schomaker EK & Thomas W. Mindfulness meditation training to reduce symptom distress in transplant patients; Rationale, design and experience with a recycled waitlist. Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society of Clinical Trials. 6:76-898, 2009
Ibrahim HN, Foley R, Tan LP, Rogers T, Bailey RF, Guo H, Gross CR, Matas JF. Long-term consequences of kidney donation. New England Journal of Medicine. 360:459-69, 2009.
Graziano JA & Gross CR. The impact of an automated telephone intervention on HbA1c in type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Advances in Nursing Science. 32 (3), E42-57, 2009.