Markey Difference Maker Nomination

The Markey Difference Maker award recognizes the above-and-beyond dedication and talent of those who go about the business of treating cancer patients, finding efficiencies in business procedures, improving working conditions, and, generally, making life easier for everyone associated with Markey: patients, caregivers, families, providers, administrators and staff. 

Nominations are accepted by the administration at any time; and, four times a year, two individuals (one from the clinical side and one from the administrative side) are selected as Markey Difference Makers of the Quarter. 

Of those eight quarterly recipients, two of them (one from each category) will be receive the “Dr. Lewis Kelly Markey Difference Maker of the Year” award during the annual Markey Cancer Center Research Day. 

Click here to make an online nomination

The Dr. Lewis Kelly Markey Difference Maker of the Year award is given in honor of Lewis Kelly, PhD, who worked more than 25 years to bring the Markey Cancer Center to prominence. Dr. Kelly’s missionary spirit and willingness to help out, no matter how large or small the task, exemplify the qualities of those nominated for this award.


Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.