MAY 2023 UF Health Cancer Center Member newsletter



Joint Hill Day

UF Health Cancer Center leaders join cancer community in advocating on Capitol Hill

Jonathan D. Licht, M.D., and Thomas George, M.D., FACP, participated in the AACI/AACR Joint Hill Day to advocate for cancer research funding on May 18. The annual day brings together cancer center directors, researchers, physician-scientists, cancer survivors and others to advocate for cancer research funding and promote responsible cancer care policy and biomedical research.

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Around The Center

Member Highlight

Angela Starkweather, Ph.D., ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Angela Starkweather, Ph.D., ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Chamings Professor and assistant dean for research development in the UF College of Nursing, is a nurse scientist and clinician. Her research focuses on identifying the factors that contribute to the transition of acute to chronic pain and associated symptoms, as well as the development and implementation of interventions to improve quality of life for people affected by cancer and other health conditions.



Q&A with Cancer Policy Interns

Sadeem Qdaisat and Aantaki Raisa, who recently completed the UF Health Cancer Center’s Cancer Policy Internship, share their experience in the program. Applications are open until June 9 for the fall 2023 internship.