32KH – Oncologists’ recommendation to promote healthy eating behaviors among cancer survivors

Status: Filled – Intern: Lindsey Oleary
Intern: Lindsey Oleary
Faculty Name: karina-halilova-md-mph
UAB Department: Division of Preventive Medicine
UAB School: Medicine
Campus Address: 1717 11th Ave South, MT 101
Telephone Number: (205) 934-7860
Email: karinahalilova@uabmc.edu or Click to Send E-Mail
For how many summers have you served as a preceptor: 0
CCC Research Area: Cancer Control and Population Science
Number of hours per week that the preceptor will personally supervise or work with the intern: 20
Other faculty, staff, or graduate students who may help to supervise the intern:
1. Cicily Gray, MPA
Title of Project: 32KH – Oncologists’ recommendation to promote healthy eating behaviors among cancer survivors
Project Description:

In this project, we will examine the impact of oncologists’ recommendation for healthy eating among cancer survivors by building on the existing infrastructure of the AMPLIFI Program (NCI-funded clinical trial). Specifically, we plan to incorporate an ancillary study arm onto the web-based AMPLIFI Diet/Project 1, which will recruit cancer survivors to an intervention to improve diet quality and weight status. An “Oncologists’ Supportive Message” will be developed for AMPLIFI participants to receive recommendation for their healthy eating behavior from oncologists. We will conduct a pilot study to assess feasibility and acceptability, as well as preliminary effectiveness of “Oncologists’ Supportive Message” among overweight or obese cancer survivors following poor quality diets and participating in AMPLIFI.
CaRES intern is needed to provide assistance during “Oncologists Supportive Message” intervention delivery and evaluation.

Project Status: Will begin on or before the CaRES student’s start date
Location of Project: Birmingham, AL (UAB)
Proposed Start Date: May 4, 2020
Proposed End Date: August 28, 2020
Expected work schedule for intern: Not very flexible, intern MUST be at work on certain days of the week and at certain times of the day (as may be necessary to interview patients, attend lab meetings, process samples, etc.) and should contribute full-time effort.
Category of Project: Clinical (Patient Care) Research
Cancer topic: Diet and Nutrition, Obesity, Palliative Care, Survivorship, Multiple Cancer Sites
Does this project involve human subjects: Yes
Does this project involve animal subjects: No

To evaluate participant satisfaction, acceptance and feasibility of the delivered intervention, conduct telephone and web-based surveys (Qualtrics) with research participants who have received “Oncologists Supportive Message” intervention.


Using data analysis software (i.e., SPSS, NVivo), analyze data
collected via telephone surveys and interviews.


Assist research team with other research tasks related to intervention development, delivery, data collection and analysis.

Preceptor will provide intern with access to the following:
Office or desk space, Computer and printer, Supplies needed to complete project, Equipment needed to complete project
Likelihood that intern will be included as an author on one or more publications
related to this summer research project:
Areas in which the ideal candidates will have experience:
Behavioral Science/Psychiatry, Interview Skills, Literature Review Skills, Manuscript Preparation for Submission to a Journal, Nutrition Sciences, Obesity and Diet, Patient Care, Scientific Writing Skills, Statistics and Data Management, basic knowledge, Statistics and Data Management advanced, Survivorship