The Conquest of Cancer
November 2021 eNews
Flying Pig Marathon and Raffle Success
Thank you to all who made donations to Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab in connection with the Flying Pig Marathon and the Piggest Raffle Ever. $6,495 was raised from this event: $5,595 in sponsorships and registration fees, and $900 from raffle ticket sales. Although Wood Hudson didn't sell the winning tickets, $900 is something to celebrate! All of these donations will go directly to our cancer research and education programs here at Wood Hudson. Thank you to all who participated in this fundraising event this year, including the sponsors, the runners/walkers, and those who purchased raffle tickets. We can't thank you enough!
Congratulations to Franciscan Ministries who won the first and third place drawings, and PSU, Inc. who won second place. Both of these are Cincinnati area nonprofits doing important work in our community.
UREP Student Presents Wood Hudson Proposal at
Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting
Sarisha Lohano, a summer UREP student at Wood Hudson, presented her Wood Hudson Research Proposal at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences (KAS) Annual Meeting in the division of Health Sciences. Sarisha's project was entitled, "How Obesity Alters Metabolism and Impairs Immune Function, Contributing to Initiation of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer." Sarisha prosposed a study to follow the eating habits of five BMI categories each in six ethnic groups. Her proposal suggests that diets resembling a 'Western Diet' will lead to higher weight and BMI, resulting in lower resting metabolic rate and metabolic syndrome (altering metabolism), and an abnormal amount of immunoglobulin (impairing immune function). Overall, this is expected to lead to a higher risk for early-onset CRC.
The 2021 KAS Annual Meeting was held virtually on Friday & Saturday, November 5-6. Eastern Kentucky University was the virtual host this year.
Past UREP Student Dr. Eric Baden
It’s been more than 25 years since my Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory experience so the details aren’t fresh, but what I can attest to with absolute clarity is how I felt during my time there, and the impact it had on my life moving forward.
My memories are of Dr. Julia Carter’s mentorship, Dr. Ron Snyder’s pragmatism, and Janice Pullman’s technical expertise. The environment was one of intellectual curiosity. I was immersed in the scientific method, using experiments to collect data, and then drawing conclusions based on these data. I was even fortunate enough to take a project from hypothesis to presentation and present at the Joint Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science and the Tennessee Academy of Science.
My UREP experience reinforced my love of science that ultimately led to my current career in medicine. I will always be appreciative and indebted to WHCRL and will do what I can to support its and UREP’s missions.
Eric Baden, MD
Xavier University class of 1997
Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory will be participating in GivingTuesday this year. Giving Tuesday will be November 30th--coming right up! After a very successful GivingTuesday in 2020, we are excited to be involved again. Watch for more communication about this exciting day. Please consider making a gift to Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory if you have been touched by our research and education programs, been part of our research or volunteer team, or benefited from cancer research.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
In this season of gratitude, we pause to say Thank You and to wish you the very best Thanksgiving. We express our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty. We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day. May the good things of life be yours in abundance, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.
--The Trustees, Staff and Students of Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory
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