This Week At PRICE

New Survey Delves into the Pain Experience of Endometriosis


Endometriosis is present in 50% to 80% of women who experience pelvic pain. Although new knowledge is always emerging, little is currently understood about the pain experience for individuals who suffer endometriosis Vs those who don’t.

In the article, “Presence of endometriosis and chronic overlapping pain conditions negatively impacts the pain experience in women with chronic pelvic–abdominal pain: A cross-sectional survey”, Emily Bartley worked alongside health researchers from across Central Florida including PRICE affiliate, Meryl Alappattu; to compare the responses of women who took part in an online survey, 25% of whom had endometriosis.

What they found was that women who suffered from endometriosis began experiencing pelvic pain at a younger age and were more likely to have other chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and temporomandibular disorder.

The article has been published in Women’s Health and can be found here!

PRICE Affiliates to Deliver Lectures on Cancer

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center will be hosting a special series of lectures throughout June focused on cancer survivorship. Presented by the UF Health Cancer Center Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, speakers include PRICE affiliates Star Booker and Meryl Alppattu! Follow the links below to sign up!

June 5th

June 12th

PRICE Affiliates Awarded Research Foundation Professors


The University of Florida Research Foundation has named 34 of the university’s most productive and promising faculty members as UFRF Professors for 2024, among them, PRICE affiliates Larisa Cavallari, Stephen Anton and Debra Lyon.

Learn more about the three year award as well as those who will be named this coming Fall here!


New Article on Food Insecurity and Epigenetic Aging


Epigenetic aging has to do with DNA and how it can influence how quickly or slowly the body ages over time. Although epigenetic aging is different to the individual, researchers are finding that certain factors can contribute to how quickly epigenetic changes can occur within the body.

In a new research article recently published in Social Science & Medicine, Javier Tamargo and Yenisel Cruz-Almeida examined food insecurity on a population of adults aged 50 or older and how this factor might be associated with changes in epigenetic aging on a molecular level.

What was found, was that food insecurity was indeed associated with accelerated epigenetic aging and highlights the importance of addressing food insecurity to promote better health outcomes as individuals get older.

The article, “Food insecurity and epigenetic aging in middle-aged and older adults” is available to view here!