Alumna Shaves Head to Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

Alumna Shaves Head to Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

Photo of Kathleen Langbehn moments after shaving her head

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Psychology grad, Kathleen Langbehn ’18 (Nisbet Honors) went above and beyond to support childhood cancer research by shaving her head.

Kathleen is a research assistant at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in the Department of Psychiatry with the Nopoulos Lab. She is currently the lead research assistant for three research studies examining brain morphology, neurocognitive performance, and academic achievement outcomes for children with and survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Kathleen said, “As I started to learn more about childhood cancer research and interact with the entire treatment team, I knew that I wanted to help contribute more. My boss mentioned St. Baldrick’s Shave for Cancer events and I was immediately interested. Working with children with ALL, I see kids who are losing their hair and I want to help them not feel embarrassed or alone in not having hair. For me, at the end of the day, hair is just hair; if I can raise money for research to help these children by shaving my head, I’m all for it!”

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