Award for Graduate Research Leslie Carnahan

Leslie Carnahan, Research Specialist at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Center for Research on Women and Gender and PhD Candidate in the School of Public Health, was awarded UIC’s Award for Graduate Research (AGR) in May 2019 for her dissertation project, “Characterizing the Role of Social Factors on Quality of Life and Survival in Health Disparity Populations.” Specifically, the AGR funds will be used to acquire National Death Index Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct a survival analysis. This analysis will help broaden our understanding of how social factors are associated with survival among urban cancer survivors by 1) characterizing the multilevel social environment of urban cancer survivors, and by 2) comparing the relationships between the multilevel level social factors and survival. The Award for Graduate Research is the Graduate College’s longest-running support for research by graduate students at UIC. More information can be found here: