2014 Shands at UF Auxiliary Scholar
Nicole Cranley was recently awarded the Shands at UF Auxiliary Scholarship. The award is given annually to graduate students, professional students and undergraduate juniors and seniors within UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions.
The criteria include average or better grades, strong faculty endorsement and a strong commitment to the ideals and endeavors of the profession. Nicole is completing her second year as a doctoral student in the department of Behavioral Science and Community Health where she is researching treatment medical decision-making among patients with colorectal cancer. She will be considering the role of both the provider and the caregiver on the patient’s treatment decision-making. She has presented at local and national conferences and recently submitted manuscripts for publication on the topic.
Her advisor, Dr. Barbara Curbow, had this to say in recommending Nicole for the award:
Nicole embodies all of the best characteristics one would look for in a doctoral student. She is very bright and personable and she has a tremendous work ethic. Nicole takes on difficult challenges and she does not shy away from tasks that call for her to grow academically and/or personally. Whatever she has been called upon to do within the program she has accomplished it with high quality and good cheer.