14TH – Daughters, Dudes, Mothers and Others (DUET)

Status: Available
Faculty Name: teri-hoenemeyer
UAB Department: Nutrition Sciences
UAB School: School of Health Professions
Campus Address: 1675 UNIVERSITY BLVD
Telephone Number: (205) 975-0110
Email: tgw318@uab.edu or Click to Send E-Mail
For how many summers have you served as a preceptor: 2
CCC Research Area: Cancer Control and Population Science
Number of hours per week that the preceptor will personally supervise or work with the intern: 40
Other faculty, staff, or graduate students who may help to supervise the intern:
1. Daniel Edwards
2. Walker Cole
Title of Project: 14TH – Daughters, Dudes, Mothers and Others (DUET)
Project Description:

Daughters, Mothers and Others Against Cancer is a study funded by the American Institute for Cancer Research that seeks to recruit 56 dyads (112 total participants) consisting of an overweight or obese cancer survivor and a buddy of his or her choice with the purpose of testing an online weight loss intervention. The specific aims of this study include: 1) assessing whether or not dyads who assigned to the online intervention lose significantly more weight than those who are waitlisted; 2) explore between-arm differences in score changes between baseline and 6-month follow-up for other key outcomes including measures of adiposity (e.g., waist circumference [WC] and body mass index [BMI]), diet quality, physical activity, systolic blood pressure (BP), health-related Quality of Life (QoL), physical functioning and performance; 3) assess the impact of the intervention on select biomarkers associated with cancer risk and progression, e.g., tumor TNFα, insulin and IGF-1; and, 4) identify predictor variables associated with program efficacy, e.g., social support, self-efficacy, risk for depression, and dyad partner (spouse, relative, friend/neighbor).

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: Community-Based or Field Research
Cancer topic: Diet and Nutrition
Does this project involve human subjects: Yes
Does this project involve animal subjects: No

Intern will assist with developing study-related materials including use of Articulate Storyline to develop online learning materials.


Intern will assist with recruitment, screening, enrolling participants into the study.


Intern will attend home and community assessments and assist with data entry into Redcap or ACCESS.

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, Manuscript Preparation for Submission to a Journal, Nutrition Sciences, Obesity and Diet, Survivorship, NONE OF THE ABOVE (just the willingness to learn)