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Current Fellows

Pursuing Their Career Goals With Our Support

The UIC Cancer Education and Career Development Program supports up to six postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows each year. We accept applicants from a wide spectrum of academic backgrounds — from the biological and medical sciences, to sociology, statistics, economics, math, and more. We particularly welcome fellows from ethnic and racial backgrounds that are underrepresented in cancer research.

Postdoctoral Fellows Heading link

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Li-Ting Huang, PhD, DPH, RN

Research Interests: Symptom management among patients with advanced cancer and their family caregivers using a resilience-building approach

Email: liting@uic.edu

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Andrew McLeod, PhD

Research Interests: Discovering diets and dietary components that may prevent or decrease cancer-related cognitive impairment and examining the potential mechanisms that connect diet with cancer-related cognitive impairment.

Email: amcleo2@uic.edu

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Natalicio Serrano, PhD

Research Interests: Promoting equitable and sustainable strategies for cancer prevention by contributing evidence on the influence of the neighborhood and policy environments on physical activity and other cancer-related outcomes.

Email: serranon@uic.edu

Predoctoral Fellows Heading link

Brandon Lukas

Brandon Lukas

Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering

Dissertations Focus: Cutaneous melanoma detection using non-invasive, safe optical coherence tomography with the help of image analysis and machine learning.

Email: blukas4@uic.edu

Mirielle Nauman

Mirielle C. Nauman, BS

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy

Dissertation Focus: Defining the role of xanthones, natural compounds isolated from the purple mangosteen fruit, to target prostate cancer by promoting androgen receptor degradation.

Email: mnauma6@uic.edu

Nyahne Bergeron

Nyahne Bergeron, MPH

Community Health Sciences Division, School of Public Health

Dissertation Focus: Understanding and leveraging health information sharing among the social networks of African American women for health promotion and cancer risk reduction.

Email: nberge1@uic.edu