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Doctoral Student, Adaixa Padron, wins 2019 UF Health Cancer Center Pre-doctoral Award

Adaixa Padron, MS (Mentor: Deidre B. Pereira, PhD, ABPP) has won the 2019 UF Health Cancer Center Pre-doctoral Award for her dissertation entitled Diurnal Variations in Salivary Concentrations of Pro-Tumorigenic Cytokines and Possible Effects of Psycho-Physiological Stress in Gynecologic Cancer Patients and Matched Healthy Controls. The award will…

CHP Doctoral Student, Erin Ferguson, awarded dissertation grant

Erin Ferguson has been awarded a competitive Dissertation Aid Grant by the UF Center for Addiction Research and Education (CARE) to fund her dissertation project titled “Impact of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness on Demand for Alcohol and Marijuana among Co-Users”. The overall goal of this proposal is to advance knowledge…

Doctoral Student, Leslie Gaynor, receives APF/COGDOP Graduate Student Research Scholarship

Leslie Gaynor was recently awarded a 2019 American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (APF/COGDOP) Graduate Student Research Scholarship for her dissertation research project, titled Examining a Novel Cognitive Biomarker of Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Brain Biomarkers of Early Disease. Leslie is being awarded $2,000 in support of her dissertation research.

2019 Fall Student Research Symposium

On November 15th, the Department’s second year students presented their Masters Research to the CHP community.   Presenter Faculty Mentor Presentation Title Priscilla A. Amofa Sr., MA Glenn Smith, PhD, ABPP/CN Shellie-Anne Levy, PhD Functional Ability is Associated with Higher Adherence to Behavioral Interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment…

Doctoral Student, Liselotte de Wit receives RAD Award

Lise de Wit has been selected by the UF International Center to receive a Research Abroad for Doctoral Students (RADs) grant to support her research in the Netherlands and make an important contribution to UF’s international profile. The UFIC receives a large number of high quality applications, which makes selection…

Doctoral Student, Emanuel Boutzoukas, receives NHLBI funded T32 Predoctoral Fellowship

Emanuel Boutzoukas, was awarded an NHLBI funded T32 Predoctoral Fellowship on Interdisciplinary Training in Breathing Research and Therapeutics (BREATHE). The aim of this predoctoral T32 program is to develop a unique cohort of interdisciplinary researchers with strong foundations in respiratory neuromuscular systems, emphasizing the discovery of new knowledge and its…

Doctoral Student, Emanuel Boutzoukas, receives the Paterakis Graduate Scholarship

Emanuel Boutzoukas, was awarded the Paterakis Graduate Scholarship through the Venizelion Scholarship Program of the Pancretan Association of America. The scholarship program is named in honor of the great Cretan statesman Eleftherios Venizelos. It aids worthy young men and women of Cretan descent in pursuit of education, learning and research…

Doctoral Student, Adaixa Padron, receives NIH Fellowship

Adaixa Padron, MS (Mentor: Deidre B. Pereira, PhD, ABPP) has received funding for an NIH F31 Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Diversity award for her project entitled Diurnal Variations in Salivary Concentrations of Pro-Tumorigenic Cytokines and Possible Effects of Psycho-Physiological Stress in Gynecologic Cancer Patients and Matched Healthy Controls. Funded by…

Doctoral Student, Francesca Lopez, Awarded an NIH T32 Fellowship

Francesca was awarded an NINDS funded T32 Predoctoral Fellowship on Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. The goal of this predoctoral T32 program is to develop independent investigators with programs of research in movement disorders which focus on the ABC’S of translational research: aetiology, biomarkers/ endophenotypes, and…