Ellen Daley, PhD, a researcher with the University of South Florida, recently returned from the 28th International Papilloma Conference & Clinical and Public Health Workshops held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Daley and public health graduate students Natalie Hernandez, Stephanie Kolar, and Christopher Wheldon, presented six research posters on the behavioral aspects of HPV infection and vaccine intention.
“The students were fantastic!,” said Daley.
The University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted the conference at the Puerto Rico Convention Center from November 30-December 6. The scientific program addressed recent advances across the spectrum of HPV research from basic sciences to public health. Conference organizers sought to provide a forum for the exchange of new knowledge, the discussion of the status of HPV research and its future direction, and the discussion of the impact of current strategies for the prevention and control of HPV burden and HPV-related conditions – specifically the HPV vaccine, which has great potential for the control of HPV-related cancers and other conditions worldwide.
Dr. Ellen Daley is an associate professor in the Department of Community and Family Health and co-director of the Center for Transdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health (CTR-WH). She earned a doctorate in community and family health from the University of South Florida College of Public Health.
For additional information on HPV and other transformational research in the Department of Community and Family Health, visit http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/cfh/research.html.