Margaux B. Gilliam, M.A., a doctoral candidate in clinical/medical psychology in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, received the Society of Pediatric Psychology student research award for her work examining the predictors of physical activity in child and adolescent survivors of cancer.
Gilliam’s research revealed that the strongest predictors of physical activity among youthful cancer survivors were social influences, including family and peer support. Her paper “Social, Demographic, and Medical Influences on Physical Activity in Child and Adolescent Cancer Survivors” will be published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Advance access to the article is available on the JPP website.
“I’ve been extremely lucky to have mentors who have helped develop my skills as a researcher and instilled a deep desire for and commitment to producing strong research,” says Gilliam.