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'UK at the Half': Learn About Markey's SHE in Oncology Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17. 2021) — For this "UK at the Half,"  Nathan Vanderford, Ph.D., assistant professor of toxicology and cancer biology in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and current UK...

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College of Medicine Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts with Prestigious Award

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest...

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Markey Study Shows Nutrient-Regulated Hormone Alters Stem Cell Function

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2021) — A new study from the lab of University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Director Mark Evers, M.D., demonstrates the critical role of the hormone neurotensin in cell proliferation and...

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Congratulations to Dr. Martina Lin!

Congratulations to Dr. Martina Lin on successfully defending her PhD thesis this morning! We would also like to thank her mentor, Dr. Chengfeng Yang, and all of the other committee members.

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Congratulations to our students on passing their qualifying exam!

The Department of Toxicology & Cancer Biology would like to congratulate all of our students that recently passed their qualifying exams! From left to right: Caitlin Miller (Mentor: Dr. Luksana Chaiswing)...

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Congratulations to Dr. James Drury!

The department would like to congratulate Dr. James Drury on his successful defense on his PhD dissertation this morning. We would also like to congratulate his mentor, Dr. Kate Zaytseva, and his committee...

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Congratulations to Dr. Huan Jin!

The department would like to congratulation Dr. Huan Jin, who successfully defended her PhD dissertation this morning. We would also like to congratulate her mentor, Dr. Hunter Moseley, and her committee...

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Congratulations to Dr. Fan Chen!

We are pleased to announce the graduation of Fan Chen, PhD. Congratulations to Dr. Chen and his mentor, Dr. Christine Brainson!

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2021 Markey Women Strong Distinguished Researcher Grant Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Luksana Chaiswing, who has been awarded the 2021 Markey Women Strong Distinguished Researcher Grant. The researchers, as chosen by the UK Markey Cancer Foundation’s Markey Women Strong...

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Yulan Sun's Memorial Outstanding Graduate Student Award Recipients Selected

Congratulations to Fan Chen (Mentor: Dr. Christine Brainson) and James Drury (Mentor: Dr. Yekaterina Zaytseva) on being selected as recipients of Yulan Sun's Memorial Outstanding Graduate Student Award. The...

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Congratulations to Drs. Luksana Chaiswing and Yekaterina Zaytseva

Congratulations to Drs. Luksana Chaiswing and Yekaterina Zaytseva on their new R01s! PI: Dr. Luksana Chaiswing Title: Targeting Mitochondrial Redox Capacity to Overcome Cancer Subtype that Regrowth After...

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Congratulations to our Forensics Program Graduates!!!

Congratulations to our first cohort of graduates from our Master's of Forensics Toxicology & Analytical Genetics!!! In the photo from left to right: Jonathan Gallup Isabel Snyder Cara Allen Moumita Dam...

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4 Faculty Honored as Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 14, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research recently awarded four faculty members for their exemplary commitment to undergraduate research mentoring."...

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STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2021

We are pleased to announce that we are still accepting applications for our Master's of Forensics Toxicology & Analytical Genetics program. The Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics...

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"The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia" Prominently Displayed on NCI Director's Desk

During a recent Virtual Visit with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director and the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, it was noted that Dr. Nathan Vanderford's "The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia" was prominently...

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Getting Creative During COVID - Online Instruction

With the ongoing pandemic, we've had to transition some courses to online instruction so that our students continue to make progress toward their degrees. For the Master's of Forensic Toxicology &...

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Posted - Feb 3Read More