Cancer Center Mentee Oliveira Presents at ASPO

Manoela Lima Oliveira, a PhD candidate in human nutrition mentored by University of Illinois Cancer Center member Lisa Tussing-Humphreys, PhD, MS, RD, delivered an oral presentation at the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) meeting.

In the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), Oliveira, MS, RD, LDN, garnered a travel award from the National Cancer Institute to attend the ASPO meeting in San Diego in March to deliver the presentation “Diet Quality and Fecal Bile Acid Composition.”

Cancer Center members who were co-authors on the submitted abstract were Tussing-Humphreys, co-leader of the Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention and Control research program; Paul Grippo, PhD, part of the Cancer Biology research program; and Ece Mutlu, MD, MS, part of the Translational Oncology research program.

In addition, Oliveira has been granted a T32 fellow position in the Cancer Health Equity and Career Development Program with UIC’s multidisciplinary Institute for Health Research and Policy in the School of Public Health.

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