Research Communications Office. L to R: Susan Quick, Marcia Ballard, Jennifer Rogers, Cathy Anthony, Terry Keys, Donna Gilbreath, Heather Russell-Simmons.
Jennifer Rogers, Manager
Jennifer has been at UK and a member of the RCO team since December 2010. She has a journalism degree from Eastern Kentucky University and an MBA from the University of Kentucky. She has extensive experience in writing, editing, graphic design, web site management, marketing, branding and public relations. An avid reader, Jennifer definitely “bleeds blue” and loves traveling the globe.
Cathy Anthony, Editor
Cathy has been with the Markey Cancer Center since March 2012. She has a PhD in anatomy from Vanderbilt University, and before coming to UK, was actively engaged in cancer research at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Cathy has experience writing, editing, graphic design and project management.
Marcia Ballard, Grant Coordinator
Marcia has worked at UK since 1988, and most of those years have been in service to the Markey Cancer Center. She has a business administration degree from Eastern Kentucky University and a strong background in proposal development including budgeting, adherence to guidelines, preparation of non-scientific proposal sections and coordinating/compiling large multi-component projects.
Donna Gilbreath, Designer/Editor
Donna has worked at UK since 1985 and has been with the Markey Cancer Center since October 2009. She has an MA in geography and her interests include public health geography and cartography. Donna has expertise in mapping, information graphics and editing.
Terry Keys, Cancer Education Liaison
A marketing, public relations, graphic design and event planning professional, Terry coordinates the weekly Markey Research Seminar series and other educational conferences/events throughout the year. Terry also coordinates the annual Markey Cancer Center Research Day, a campus-wide event that showcases cancer research across all disciplines. A facilitator of Markey’s Patient Advisory Group, he gathers patient and caregiver feedback to effect positive changes in Markey’s patient/caregiver experience. Terry is an actor/singer who is active in community theater productions.
Susan Quick, Editor
A former magazine editor and cookbook author, Susie recently joined the RCO after three years with the Gill Heart Institute. Her background includes working for large consumer food and lifestyle magazines and her interests include farming, horses, hound dogs and farmland protection. Her expertise is in editing of manuscripts, web pages and grants, art direction of print pieces, and coordinating CME conferences and special events.
Heather Russell-Simmons, Designer/Editor
Heather joined the Markey Cancer Center in 2011. She has a degree in Integrated Strategic Communications and an MA in Communications from the University of Kentucky where she is currently working on her MBA. She has more than 15 years of experience in writing, editing, graphic design, project management, advertising, marketing and communications.