Markey Cancer Center Research Day
Markey Cancer Center Research Day is a single-day event showcasing current cancer research projects throughout all disciplines at the University of Kentucky. For the ninth consecutive year, the event is being held at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.
On May 9, 2018, UK researchers – students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and staff – have the opportunity to share their work in an atmosphere of learning and collaboration through several avenues such as poster sessions, oral presentations and more. Learn more about Markey Cancer Center Research Day.
- More events will be coming soon. See below for our ongoing activities on-and-around campus.
- Every Monday: Meditation. 12 - 12:30 p.m. College of Nursing, Room 634 (CON634). Meditation classes teach a variety of techniques to help clear and calm the mind, promoting emotional and mental well-being.
- Every Wednesday: Yoga for Cancer and Chronic Illness. 9:30 - 11 a.m. College of Nursing, Room 634 (CON634). Yoga classes teach gentle movement, breathing and deep relaxation techniques to reduce stress, pain and fatigue. Beginners welcome. Equipment is provided.
- Every Wednesday: Meditation. 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. College of Nursing, Room 634 (CON634). Meditation classes teach a variety of techniques to help clear and calm the mind, promoting emotional and mental well-being.
- Every Wednesday: Tai Chi. 1 - 1:30 p.m. College of Nursing, Room 634 (CON634). Tai Chi provides a "moving meditation" centered on breathing exercises with the combination of motion and stillness.
- Every Wednesday: Markey Research Seminars. See the full schedule »
- First Wednesday of each month: Journal Workshop program. 12 - 1 p.m., College of Nursing, Room 634 (CON634). Narrative medicine invites patients and survivors to share stories of life and treatment through guided conversations and personal writing.
- Second Tuesday of each month: Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help. 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. College of Nursing, Room 634 (CON634). Jin Shin Jyutsu uses the power of light touch to assist with pain, stress, nausea and other physical and emotional side effects of cancer treatment. For information, contact Jennifer Bradley at 859-323-1797 or email@example.com.
- Fourth Wednesday of each month: Art Therapy Sampler. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Whitney-Hendrickson Building Lobby. Art therapy samplers use the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental and emotional health.
Markey Cancer Center Support Groups. For more information, contact Joan Scales at 859-323-1403.
Jin Shin Jyutsu at Markey
Jin Shin Jyutsu, similar to acupuncture, harmonizes the energetic system of the body utilizing light touch rather than needles. Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments may be received by working with a practitioner or by using a simple light touch technique known as Self-Help on ourselves. We use this technique daily without thinking as we hold hands, touch our cheeks and generally self-soothe.
When we do these simple holds with awareness, we become empowered to be a part of our own healing process. Come join us each month as we explore different ways we can use Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help to assist with side effects of cancer treatment and the stressors of our daily lives. All you need to bring is your hands!