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Markey Cancer Center Research Day 2018

MCCRD 2018

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.

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 (invited)
  • Luncheon
  • State of the Cancer Center Address
  • Susan B. Lester Memorial Lecture, presented by Nancy E. Davidson, MD, Director and Member of the Clinical Research Division and Senior Vice President at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.

Prizes are awarded to graduate students and to post-doctoral fellows for the best posters in categories such as basic science, clinical, translational, population-based and more.

In addition to the poster competition, the judges select an abstract from one graduate student, one post-doctoral fellow and one junior faculty member to be presented during the oral presentations.

Co-Sponsored by the Markey Cancer Center and the UK Markey Cancer Foundation.

Singletary Center for the Arts

UK's Singletary Center for the Arts (SCFA) will be hosting the event for the ninth consecutive year. The poster sessions will be held in the lobby, with the oral presentations and the Susan B. Lester Memorial Lecture taking place in the Recital Hall. Lunch for registered attendees will be served on the Concert Hall stage and an awards reception will be held in the SCFA President's Room.

Learn more about the about the Singletary Center.

  • About Susan B. Lester

    Susan B. Lester
    Susan B. Lester

    The family and friends of Susan B. Lester endowed a lectureship in her honor, and it is this generous donation that makes the Markey Cancer Center Research Day possible.

    Mrs. Lester left an indelible mark on her world, serving as a clinical dietician for Eastern State Hospital and for nursing home patients in Eastern and Central Kentucky.

    This symposium benchmarks recent advances in cancer research and thus honors Mrs. Lester by underscoring both her generous life and the brave battle she fought against this disease.

    Questions? Contact the event coordinator via e-mail: terry.keys@uky.edu

  • 2018 Susan B. Lester Memorial Lecture

    We would like to think Nancy E. Davidson, MD for her participation in our 2018 event! Check back as 2019 approaches for exciting news on our next Susan B. Memorial Lecture speaker.

    Nancy E. Davidson
    Nancy E. Davidson

    Keynote Presentation

    3 p.m., May 9, 2018

    Recital Hall, SCFA

    The 2018 Susan B. Lester Memorial Lecture will be presented by Nancy E. Davidson, MD, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Clinical Research Division senior vice president and director in Seattle, WA.

    Questions? Contact the event coordinator via e-mail: terry.keys@uky.edu

  • 2018 MCCRD Gallery

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Markey Cancer Center Research Day! Revisit some of the highlights from this event with our galleries below.
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  • Abstract and Poster Guidelines

    Abstract and Poster Guidelines

    The poster presentation is held in two sessions. Detailed instructions are e-mailed to authors of accepted abstracts. The following guidelines are to be followed for posters:

    • Tables and illustrations should be kept relatively simple.
    • Type size, lines and symbols in illustrations should be sufficiently large and bold to be comprehensible from a viewing distance of up to 6 feet.
    • Each poster should contain a top panel containing the title of the abstract and the names of authors.
    • Illustrative material should be arranged in a logical order from top down and left-to-right.
    • The poster board assigned to each presenter has a usable area of 8 feet in width and 4 feet in height.
    • Pushpins will be provided.

    Be sure to check back in 2019 as the call for abstracts and posters are posted!

    Questions?

    Contact the event coordinator via email at terry.keys@uky.edu.