Jill Kolesar, PharmD, works in her research lab at UK’s Healthy Kentucky Research Building.
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  • May 23 2022

Childhood cancer rates in Kentucky appear to be higher than the national rates for several cancer types. The UK Markey Cancer Center provides leading care to children in Kentucky, identifying new mechanisms causing these cancers and developing new treatment modalities.

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The scientists and scholars at the University of Kentucky are remarkable people. Some of them have a very personal connection to field they have chosen: a family member battling addiction or disease. Some of them began their journey based on curiosity. A drive to find out why the world works the way it does.

What they all have in common is a passion to ignite progress and partner across fields and with communities to confront, head on, the most profound challenges. Research can do that, and our researchers tell you why and how.

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  • Apr 11 2022

On this episode of "Behind the Blue," Reece discusses this project, the writing process, his influences, the importance of Kentucky in American letters and writing and how teaching informs his work.