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Dr. Samuel F. Sears Jr.

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Professor and Director of Health ...

East Carolina University
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville , North Carolina 27858
United States

Company Description: East Carolina University (ECU), a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a public, doctoral university committed to meeting the educational...   more
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Employment History

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Education

  • Ph.D. , clinical health psychology
    University of Florida
  • B.S. , clinical health psychology
    University of Florida
  • M.S. , clinical health psychology
    University of Florida
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The Oakwood School :: Board of Trustees
www.theoakwoodschool.org, 11 Jan 2015 [cached]
Samuel F. Sears, Ph.D. Dr. Samuel Sears is a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Cardiovascular Sciences at East Carolina University. He also serves as the Director of Health Psychology. Dr. Sears received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in clinical health psychology from the University of Florida. He also served on the faculty at the University of Florida for 12 years before joining the faculty at East Carolina University in 2007. Dr. Sears continues to practice and teach health psychology in cardiology clinics at the East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville, NC. He is a nationally recognized expert in the psychological care and quality of life outcomes of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients and has published over 100 articles in the medicine and psychology research literature on the psychological aspects of cardiology. Dr. Sears is also a frequent speaker at ICD support groups and medical education seminars around the country and the world. He is a regular expert guest on the national PBS medical show, Second Opinion, appearing in each of the last four seasons. He and his wife, Staci, have two sons at Oakwood and Dr. Sears serves as the PA announcer at Oakwood Eagle Basketball home games.
About the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
www.sca-aware.org, 22 Sept 2014 [cached]
Samuel F. Sears, PhD, Professor and Director of Health Psychology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
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Sam Sears, PhD Professor and Director of Health Psychology East Carolina University
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Dr. Sears is Professor and Director of Health Psychology at East Carolina University. He holds joint appointments in Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and the Department of Psychology. He is a nationally recognized expert in the psychological care and quality of life outcomes of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients and has published over 75 articles in the medicine literature on the psychological aspects of cardiology.
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Dr. Sears is the principal investigator on funded grants related to psychosocial treatments for ICD patients. Dr. Sears was honored by his peers by being awarded the "Early Career Contributions to Psychology Award" by the Florida Psychological Association in 1998. He received five Teacher of the Year awards for both Research and Classroom teaching from the students of his department. Dr. Sears is married to Staci Evans, his wife of 14 years, and they have two sons, Jackson and Brandon, and live in Greenville, NC.
Unity Health System
www.unityhealth.org, 21 June 2011 [cached]
Rochester, N.Y. (June 21, 2011) - Samuel Sears, Jr., Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert on cardiac psychology, as it relates to implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients, will speak on Thursday, June 23, from 9:00 - 10:30 am., in the Unity Hospital Education Center, 1555 Long Pond Road. Cardiac psychology is a specialization of psychology that focuses on helping cardiac patients cope with life and physical changes associated with heart disease.
Dr. Sears will discuss the significant psychological and behavioral aspects of the ICD patients' quality of life, patient acceptance of such devices, and how to deal with patients who have experienced receiving a shock from their ICD. The talk is free and open to heath care professionals such as nurses, certified nurse assistants, nursing assistants, medics, physician assistants, and technicians, who care for patients with ICDs.
Dr. Sears is program director of the health psychology program, and part of the department of Psychology and Cardiovascular Sciences at East Carolina University. He also provides services to cardiac and ICD patients at the Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinic.
SCA News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
www.sca-aware.org, 20 May 2010 [cached]
Sam Sears, PhD, SCA Foundation Adviser, to Present at Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions Posted May 7th, 2010 by SCAFoundation SCA News
The ways spouses and significant others influence outcomes for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) will beexplored by Samuel F. Sears, PhD, on May 14, at the Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions in Denver. The presentation will be part of a session on the influence of social relationships on outcomes for ICD patients.
Dr. Sears is a member of the SCA Foundation Advisory Council and Director of Health Psychology Program East Carolina University, Department of Psychology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences.
For more information about Dr. Sears, click here.
About the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
www.sca-aware.org, 6 Oct 2009 [cached]
Samuel F. Sears, PhD, Professor and Director of Health Psychology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
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Paul is married to Linda Pendergast and has three sons (Sean, Kevin and Ryan), two step-daughters (Laurie and Shannon), and nine grandchildren (Aleisha, James, Sammy, Judy Anne, Hannah, Jack, William, Olivia and T.J.).
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Sam Sears, PhD Professor and Director of Health Psychology East Carolina University
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Dr. Sears is Professor and Director of Health Psychology at East Carolina University. He holds joint appointments in Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and the Department of Psychology. He is a nationally recognized expert in the psychological care and quality of life outcomes of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients and has published over 75 articles in the medicine literature on the psychological aspects of cardiology.
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Dr. Sears is the principal investigator on funded grants related to psychosocial treatments for ICD patients. Dr. Sears was honored by his peers by being awarded the "Early Career Contributions to Psychology Award" by the Florida Psychological Association in 1998. He received five Teacher of the Year awards for both Research and Classroom teaching from the students of his department. Dr. Sears is married to Staci Evans, his wife of 14 years, and they have two sons, Jackson and Brandon, and live in Greenville, NC.
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