Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing fosters an environment that supports postdoctoral research training to generate new knowledge and address health and societal issues that impact the well-being of individuals, families and communities. 

Lindsey Garfield, RN, PhD and Patricia Sheean, PhD have been awarded Postdoctoral Fellowships from the School of Nursing.  Dr. Garfield investigates epigenetic and inflammatory processes that contribute to depressive risk during pregnancy and the postpartum period and works under the mentorship of Dr. Linda Janusek.  Dr. Sheean is mentored by Dr. Sue Penckofer and is conducting a pilot study to test the safety, feasibility and efficacy of high dose Vitamin D supplementation on symptoms and quality of life in women with metastatic breast cancer. 

Dina Tell, PhD is the recipient of a prestigious 3-year postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society.  Under the mentorship of Dr. Linda Janusek, Dr. Tell investigates the role of early life adversity, epigenetic signature, and social context in the risk for inflammation-related behavioral symptom expression and immune dysregulation in women with breast cancer.