Doctoral student Miles Cameron receives UF Health Cancer Center research award

Miles Cameron at podium
As a predoctoral award winner, Miles Cameron provided a three-minute presentation during UF Health Cancer Center Research Day. Photo by Jesse S. Jones

Miles Cameron, a University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions rehabilitation science Ph.D. student, was among six recipients of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center Predoctoral Award at the center’s Research Day held January 11. The award recognizes and supports outstanding predoctoral candidates who are conducting innovative cancer research and comes with $10,000 for one year to go toward lab supplies and student travel expenses.

Cameron’s research explores identification of mechanisms and a novel therapeutic intervention to counter cancer-associated muscle weakness and muscle loss, a condition known as cachexia. He is mentored by Andrew Judge, Ph.D., a professor in the PHHP department of physical therapy.