UK leadership at the NCI designation announcement
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  • Aug 13 2018

The UK Markey Cancer Center announced Friday that the National Cancer Institute renewed its national cancer center designation for the next five years. Markey remains one of only 70 NCI-designated centers in the country and the only one in Kentucky.

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    • Aug 16 2018

    While summer may be a time for a break for some students, for others it is a time for to take advantage of less time in the classroom and more time spent exploring and learning in research laboratories throughout campus.

    • Article
    • Aug 16 2018

    Barry Allen, of Nashville, Tennessee, describes his family as tight-knit. Together, he and his twin brother, Scott Allen, and their sister, Roberta Callahan, keep the memory of their late mother and father alive but since their passing, a mystery of sorts has confounded the siblings. Who knew a professor at UK held the key to unlocking that mystery?

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    • Aug 16 2018

    A UK neurologist who stumbled across a family with a gene mutation that can cause Lou Gehrig's Disease is merging science, medicine and family in a quest for a cure.

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    • Aug 13 2018

    Dave Eaton, a scientist at UK's Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), has a passion for mentorship. He recently worked with 12-year-old Todd Prater, who used the opportunity to learn more about the center's research in turning coal byproducts into carbon fiber.

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  • Feb 01 2018

Hear how William Stoops chose drug abuse research, why mentoring is one of his favorite parts of his job, and why he sees the chance to do NIH-funded research as a privilege.

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