Dominique Day

Dominique Day

Mentor

Dr. Coy Heldermon, M.D., Ph.D.

College

College of Medicine

Major

Psychology

Minor

N/A

Academic Awards

Presidential Scholarship Recipient

Organizations

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Volunteering

Volunteer experience at Shands Hospital as a NICU Cuddler, as well as on the Medical Surgical Unit. Additional Volunteering completed through AMSA in the Shands PICU.

Research Interests

Breast cancer metastases and possible targets for therapy.

Hobbies and Interests

Music, Cooking, Reading, Spending time with loved ones.

Research Project

The Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Breast Cancer

The purpose of this research study is to look for an association between diet and breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Microorganisms in our stomach are influenced by diet and lifestyle changes, and these changes may be important for breast cancer prevention. Our objective is to discover what role these microorganisms play in breast cancer development by analyzing the stool samples of women with a positive breast cancer diagnosis and of women with normal mammograms.