Students Present Research at APOS Conference

Published: February 17th, 2014

Category: Student News

BSCH Doctoral students, Nicole Cranley and Chandylen Nightingale, were awarded podium presentations at the 2014 11th Annual American Psychosocial Oncology Society Conference.

APOS Photo_2014Cranley presented research conducted under her mentor, Dr. Barbara Curbow, and a team of collaborative investigators, on the relationship between health literacy and medical decision making. This project focused on patients who were referred for colonoscopies and their informal caregivers.

Nightingale’s research was completed under Principal Investigator, Dr. Deidre Pereira, in the Psycho-oncology Lab in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. In this project, they evaluated the relationship between sleep quality and diurnal cortisol rhythm in women with gynecologic cancer undergoing surgery.