The Conquest of Cancer
August 2021 eNews
Wood Hudson's virtual summer Undergraduate Research and Education Program (UREP) has concluded for 2021. Eighteen students, four scientists, and numerous guest speakers worked to complete this intense program, which lasted from May 10th to August 11th. Hear what a few students have to say about their experience:
Sarah Been, a rising Junior from Xavier University, writes:
"The Undergraduate Research Education Program at Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory has been one of the best experiences of my life. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the program. I not only have a leg up on the classes I will be taking in the fall, but also can continue my major knowing I will enjoy what I am going to be learning. Everything I have done in UREP has made me feel confident in my ability to pursue medicine and shown me that it is something I am really passionate about. I now have a greater understanding of the importance of research in propelling the medical field forward. Without innovation, we are all stuck, and there is so much more to learn!"
Jacob Lyons, also from Xavier University, writes:
"Over the course of the summer, I had the honor and privilege to be a part of the Undergraduate Research Education Program led by the staff of Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory. The most apparent benefit of this program has been the support and excellent leadership provided by Dr. Julia Carter, Dr. Larry Douglass, Dr. Ron Snyder, and Dr. Diane Wilkening-Gilb. With these four experts in their respective fields, every question that I had was quickly resolved. They fostered a community of engaged and constantly questioning learners.
"At the onset of this program, we students were tasked with coming up with a proposal for an experiment to test one of the National Institute of Health’s Provocative Questions in Cancer. This was challenging, but, as the weeks went on in the program, I felt more confident in my ability to analyze research and synthesize my own ideas.
"The UREP program was an excellent use of my short summer. The skills I gained were essential, and the intangible benefits of connections and friendships made were even greater. I am lucky I had this opportunity to meet many fantastic researchers and peers."
UREP is funded by private donations from people like you. Thank you so much to all our donors for making this program possible! You can be a part of this great work and make a donation to UREP HERE. UREP is also funded through grants from PNC Charitable Trusts, the R.C. Durr Foundation, and the Chemed Foundation. We thank these organizations for their support.
Ft. Thomas Corvette Club Car Show
Thanks to all who came out to the Ft. Thomas Corvette Club Car Show! Last Saturday, August 14, 2021, about 170 Corvette/ classic car owners drove their fine cars over to Hofbrauhaus in Newport for the 20th Annual Ft. Thomas Corvette Club Car Show. The weather was great, and excitement was in the air! The Ft. Thomas Corvette Club generously donated all proceeds of this exciting event to Wood Hudson Cancer Research. Thank you very much Ft. Thomas Corvette Club! 114 trophies were presented at the show. Thank you very much to the generous donors who provided the trophies for the event. Thank you for making our work possible here at Wood Hudson Cancer Research.
Flying Pig Returns to Flight Oct. 29-31, 2021
Get Ready—The Flying Pig Marathon is coming up!
The 23rd Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon is live and in person on October 29-31, 2021! Wood Hudson has been involved in the marathon for fifteen years, and it is one of our top fundraising events. Again this year, Wood Hudson is one of the participating charities, and donations can be made through the Flying Pig website. Fall virtual registrants can convert their registration to in-person events; please call Wood Hudson at (859) 581-7294 for a code that gives you a discount on your registration fee as well as a donation to Wood Hudson.
How can you help?
- Run/Walk the Marathon or another race—get a code that gives you a discount and sends a portion of your fees to Wood Hudson
- Recruit Friends to run/walk for Wood Hudson—the more the merrier!
- Buy Raffle Tickets—Use this website, piggestraffleever.com, to purchase tickets online. The cost is $5 per ticket and each and every cent goes to Wood Hudson research and education programs. Drawing of the winners will take place on October 31, 2021. See prizes here. Paper tickets will also be available; call the lab to place your order for paper tickets. All paper tickets must be turned in no later than October 4th.
- Sell Raffle Tickets—Get involved for a great cause!