Scholarship for the PhD in Medical Sciences in the field of Epidemiology and Public Health for the...

Updated: 6 months ago
Deadline: 13 Dec 2021

The PhD in Medical Sciences:

The University of Nicosia Medical School offers the degree PhD in Medical Sciences in Epidemiology and Public Health. The degree is awarded to students who successfully complete an independent research programme that breaks new ground in the chosen field of study. The PhD programme aspires to empower students to become independent researchers, thus advancing innovation and development.

The Research Project:

We are currently inviting applications through a competitive process for high calibre candidates to apply for one PhD Scholarship for a project in the field of Epidemiology and Public Health. The successful candidate will enrol on the PhD programme in Medical Sciences and will work under the Supervision of Dr Elena Critselis, Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Nicosia Medical School.

Project Description:

Research Project Title: Efficacy of dietary supplement use in cancer survivorship care: Meta-analysis for guiding evidence-based patient care.

Background, rationale and objectives: Current nutritional management guidelines for cancer survivors aim to support long-term cancer survivors through the adoption of a healthful diet, a physically active lifestyle, and healthy weight management. Dietary supplement use in cancer survivors is an emerging controversial concern since, despite its frequent and often clandestine use, conclusive evidence supporting its efficacy in cancer survivorship is lacking. As a result, to date, it is recommended that dietary supplement use in cancer survivors is followed with caution until adequate evidence arising from meta-analytical findings support its further use in cancer survivorship care. The successful candidate will conduct a two-part project for evaluating the efficacy of dietary supplement use in cancer survivors so as to guide evidence-based patient care. Specifically, for the first part of the project, the successful candidate will conduct meta-analyses in prospective cohort studies and randomized clinical trials for assessing the efficacy of dietary supplement use in cancer survivors. For the second part of the project, the successful candidate will assess the current evidence levels for further guiding evidence-based dietary supplement use in cancer survivorship care.


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