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GI SPORE: Investigators and Staff


B. Mark Evers, MD

Professor of Surgery, Director of the Markey Cancer Center and Physician-in-Chief of the Oncology service line. He is a nationally recognized leader in the field of cancer as an accomplished gastrointestinal and endocrine surgeon, scientific investigator and administrator. He brought with him a wealth of administrative experience, which should prove an invaluable asset it our goal of achieving designation as a comprehensive care center.


Li Li, MD, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Oncology at Case Western Reserve University


Stanley M. Lemon, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Lemon is also a member of the Inflammatory Disease Institute, Center for Translational Immunology, and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.


Xianglin Shi, PhD

Professor, Graduate Center for Toxicology


Chunming Liu, PhD

Associate Professor, Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry


Thomas Tucker, MPH, PhD

Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control at the Markey Cancer Center and an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health. In addition, he is the Director of the Kentucky Cancer Registry.


Mark B. Dignan, PhD, MPH

Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of the Prevention Research Center


David S. Watt, PhD

Professor of Chemistry, Associate Dean, College of Medicine, Organic Chemistry


Tianyan Gao, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry


Heidi L. Weiss, PhD

Professor and Director of Biostatistics Shared Resource Facility, Markey Cancer Center. Director of Biostatistics Core, GI SPORE.


Brent J. Shelton, PhD

Chief and Professor of Division of Cancer Biostatistics, Co-Director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource Facility for the UK Markey Cancer Center


Joe Pulliam, MD

Medical Director, Tissue Core/Biospecimen Core Program for the Markey Cancer Center.


David Gosky, MBA

Director of Administration and Finance for the Markey Cancer Center and GI SPORE Administrator


Nathan L. Vanderford, PhD

Assistant Director of Research for the Markey Cancer Center and GI SPORE Program Coordinator

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