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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.

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 (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.

The call for abstracts will remain open through Noon on March 9, 2018.

Poster abstracts can be submitted in one of following research categories:

  • Basic Science
  • Clinical
  • Translational
  • Population-based
  • Biostatistics/Bioinformatics
  • Informatics/IT
  • Core resources

Prizes will be awarded to graduate students and to post-doctoral fellows for the best posters.

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.

  • Register

    Registration is free for UK students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and staff. (Registration for those not affiliated with UK HealthCare is $20.) Lunch and refreshments are provided only to registered attendees.

    Registration will close April 25, 2018. 

    To register, visit our Registration Form webpage.

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

  • Call for Abstracts

    The Call for Abstracts will continue through noon on Wednesday, March 9, 2018.

    Researchers (students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and staff) whose work highlights any notable aspects of the overall cancer program at UK are invited to submit poster abstracts.

    From the accepted abstracts, posters will be divided into the following research categories:

    • Basic Science
    • Clinical
    • Translational
    • Population-based
    • Biostatistics/Bioinformatics
    • Informatics/IT
    • Core resources

    Awards will be presented to the top poster presentations for both graduate students and post-doctoral fellows following the keynote address. (The Core Resources abstracts/posters are informational only and will not be judged.)

    In addition to the poster awards, the Program Committee will select one graduate student project, one post-doctoral fellow project and one junior faculty project to be presented orally at the event. Presenting authors of these abstracts will be notified by April 9.

    Guidelines for the preparation of abstracts and posters are available here: Abstract Submission Guidelines.

    Questions? Contact the event coordinator via email: terry.keys@uky.edu

  • Cancer Research Day Agenda

    Preliminary Schedule/Agenda

    May 9, 2018 – UK Singletary Center for the Arts

    Time

    Event

    Location


    8:40 a.m.
    Welcome Session
    Recital Hall

    8:45 - 10 a.m.
    Student Oral Presentations
    Recital Hall

    10 - 11:30 a.m.
    Poster Presentation #1
    Lobby

    11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Lunch
    Concert Hall Stage

    Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    Poster Presentation #2
    Lobby

    1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    Faculty Presentations
    Recital Hall

    2:30 - 2:40 p.m.
    Break
    Recital Hall

    2:40 - 3 p.m.
    State of the Cancer Center
    Recital Hall

    3 - 4 p.m.
    Susan B. Lester Memorial Lecture*
    Recital Hall

    4 p.m.
    Awards & Reception
    President's Room

    *Susan B. Lester Memorial Lecture presented by: Nancy E. Davidson, MD

    The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Clinical Research Division senior vice president and director

    Questions? Contact the event coordinator via email: terry.keys@uky.edu

  • 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

  • Susan B. Lester Memorial Lecture

     
    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

  • Oral Presentations

    Judges selected five researchers to give oral presentations of their work at the Markey Cancer Center Research Day on May 9, 2018, at the Singletary Center for the Arts. (Registration information listed below.)

    Presenters and topics representing the depth of research occurring on the UK campus will be:

    Graduate Student

    • Nathalia Araujo: “Uncoupling the Effect of Par-4 Loss and Obesity on Breast Tumor Growth and Metastasis”

    Post-Doctoral Fellow

    • Naser Jafari, MD, PhD: “De Novo Fatty Acid Synthesis Driven Sphingolipid Metabolism Promotes Metastatic Potential of Colorectal Cancer”

    Medical Fellows

    • Shilpa Larkin, MD: “Replacing the Syed: Initial Safety Results of a New Interstitial Template Technique using Cesium-131 Permanent Interstitial Brachytherapy (PIB) for Advanced Gynecologic Cancers”
    • Aman Chauhan, MD: “Impact of Ga-68 DOTATATE Scan on Clinical Management of Neuroendocrine Tumor Patients: A Single Center Review of 250 Scans.”

    Junior Faculty

    • Ramon Sun, PhD: “Ubiquitin-Dependent Nuclear Glycogenolysis Results in Transcriptional Activation.”

    These oral presentations begin at 8:45 am in the Recital Hall of the Singletary Center for the Arts as the opening program of the daylong event that celebrates the latest advances in cancer research at the University of Kentucky.

    The Faculty Oral Presentations will feature Markey Program Leaders giving overviews of their research areas, much as they presented during the Cancer Center Support Grant site visit.

    Faculty presenters and their research programs:

    • Robin Vanderpool, DrPH, Community Outreach and Engagement
    • Chunyan He, ScD, Cancer Prevention and Control

    • Rina Plattner, PhD, Cancer Cell Biology and Signaling

    • John D’Orazio, MD, PhD, Genomic Instability, Epigenetics and Metabolism

    • Jill Kolesar, PhD, Drug Discovery, Delivery and Translational Therapeutics

    • Kathleen O’Connor, PhD, Cancer Research Career Enhancement

  • Abstract and Poster Guidelines

    Abstract and Poster Guidelines

    The poster presentation will be held in two sessions: The first from 10-11:30 a.m. and the second from noon - 1:30 p.m., with half of the posters presented and judged in each session.

    Poster set-up begins at 8 a.m. and will end at 9 a.m.  Detailed instructions will be e-mailed to authors of accepted abstracts. The following guidelines should 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.

    Questions?

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