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Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

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Ader, Robert

  • Marc D. GellmanAffiliated withBehavioral Medicine Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Miami Email author 

Biographical Information

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Robert Ader was born in 1932. He was a native of the Bronx, New York, and a graduate of Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. at Cornell University. He then joined the faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a professor of psychiatry and psychology in 1968. He held numerous positions and titles during his tenure at the University of Rochester, including the George Engel Professor of Psychosocial Medicine and Distinguished University Professor. He retired in July 2011 as professor emeritus. He had received an honorary doctor of science degree from Tulane and an honorary medical degree from Trondheim University in Norway.

Major Accomplishments

Ader coined the word psychoneuroimmunology to describe the field of study he helped create. He was editor and later coeditor of the book Psychoneuroimmunology, first published in 1981, that details the research supporting the proposition that the brain and immune sy ...

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