Rachel Fox Postupack, M.A. and Elizabeth Kacel B.A. receive awards

Congratulations to third-year graduate student Rachel Fox Postupack and first-year graduate student Elizabeth Kacel who won a pre-doctoral poster award for their presentation entitled: Pre-operative Inflammation (IL-6) and Sensory Pain Experience in Women with Suspected Gynecologic Cancers at the 2014 UF Health Cancer Center Poster Day. The abstract will also be recognized as one of the top 8 submitted to 2014 PHHP Research Day on April 9, 2014. Rachel and Elizabeth are under the mentorship of Dr. Deidre Pereira and their research is focused on psycho-oncology and pscyhoneuroimmunology. This poster presented preliminary pre-operative data from a larger R01 intervention study examining the effects on sleep, pain, mood, and cytokines in women with suspected gynecologic cancers entitled SPARC (R01 CA138808; PI Pereira).