2019 Predoctoral Awardees

The UF Health Cancer Center Predoctoral Awards are given annually to up to five graduate students who are within 15 months of having passed their Ph.D. qualifying exams. These awards recognize and support outstanding predoctoral candidates conducting innovative research focused on cancer.

The 2019 Predoctoral Awardees are:

Bayli DiVita Dean
Biomedical Sciences Program – Immunology & Microbiology

Abdelrahman Elsayed
Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences Program

Adaixa Padron
Clinical Health Psychology Program


Mai Tanaka
Biomedical Sciences Program – Cancer Biology

Kartika Venugopal
Biomedical Sciences Program – Cancer Biology