The Conquest of Cancer
July 2021 eNews
Summer students 2021 pictured above: From Gatton Academy/WKU, Krupa Hegde, Sarisha Lohano; from University of Kentucky, Norman Chan; from Mt. St. Joseph University, Kimberly Holland, Michael Sundahl; and from Xavier University, Natasha Abro, Heidi Arth, Sarah Been, Lauren Bennett, Jon Bernard, Ian Dissett, Olivia Jenkins, Andrew Lim, Jacob Lyons, Natalie Lyons, Hannah Russell, Julian Wiggins, and Zach Wilson
Wood Hudson's virtual summer Undergraduate Research and Education Program (UREP) is in full swing! Eighteen students, four scientists (Dr. Larry Douglass, Dr. Ron Snyder, Professor Diane Gilb, and Dr. Julia Carter), and numerous guest speakers are busy and working through the 14 week program, which is running from May 10th to August 11th.
Students are spending their Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays together (online) studying cancer biology, presenting chapters from the textbook Principles of Cancer Biology, and listening to guest speakers who are selected from the Wood Hudson Board of Trustees and other collaborators. They are viewing virtual demonstrations of research techniques and presenting journal articles for discussion. For their final projects, each student will design an experiment that addresses a Provocative Question from the National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute. They will present written and oral reports on their projects. This challenging program gives students the opportunity to learn and to think critically, and it prepares them to go far in careers in health and scientific research.
Wood Hudson has provided UREP since 1982, and has trained nearly 350 students in the cancer research field. UREP serves men (46%) and women (54%). 42% of UREP students have gone on to become scientists or educators. 51% of UREP students have chosen medicine or healthcare. The research experience gives helps in their studies, as well as when they apply to medical school, graduate school, or other advanced programs. We are providing a critical experience to our rising generation of doctors and scientists, as they go forward in the fight against cancer and provide health care to communities near and far.
UREP students are paid for their time, and each student earns approximately $2,800 during the summer program. We couldn’t provide this program without donors like you! Please help us continue offering this valuable program by making a donation 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 In Person this Summer
Mark your calendars: the Ft. Thomas Corvette Club Car Show is back! Saturday, August 14, 2021, rain or shine, join us at Hofbrauhaus in Newport (200 Third Street, Newport, KY) for the 20th Annual Ft. Thomas Corvette Club Car Show. The proceeds of this exciting event are donated to Wood Hudson Cancer Research, and we cannot thank the Ft. Thomas Corvette Club enough! You can enter your car in the show for a $20 entrance fee, which will be donated to Wood Hudson. All cars are welcome- antique cars, new cars, Fords, Chevys, Chryslers, Imports, Trucks -- you name it! Approximately 90 trophies will be presented at the show. Thank you to our generous sponsors who have provided the trophies for the event. Even if you don't want to show your car, come and see the beautiful cars, have some great food, and listen to music by DJ Ray. If you are ready to come out again, we would be happy to see you there!
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!