Ms. Kacel received special mention for her poster at the American Psychomatic Society, and was also rated as one of the top abstracts at the 2015 PHHP Research Day
The department of Clinical and Health Psychology congratulates our student, Elizabeth L. Kacel, MS (Mentor: Deidre Pereira). Ms. Kacel has received special recognition for her research presentation on behavioral predictors of pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-6 in women undergoing surgery for suspected gynecologic malignancy. First presented at the American Psychosomatic Society, the presentation was selected by the Society’s Program Committee as being especially newsworthy. According to the society, “…only a small fraction of the papers and posters accepted for presentation have been so designated”. The same work was presented at the 2015 Research Day of the College of Public Health and Health Professions, where it received an invitation to present orally (reserved for a small number of meritorious posters), as well as a $400 travel award.