The Markey Cancer Center (MCC) Administration has as its primary focus the provision of efficient and effective managerial, planning, and financial leadership and, by doing so, adding value to all MCC research programs, shared resource facilities, and all other services. Within that role, MCC Administration provides important administrative support services to facilitate and enhance scientific productivity and collaboration among its 108 faculty research members who are organized into four research programs and who utilize MCC-supported shared resources. Administrative services include: ? Coordination and participation in center-wide strategic planning and evaluation efforts. ? Stimulation and support of inter- and intra-programmatic activities, including grant development consultation and direct service support, meeting organization and documentation, and retreat/seminar/symposia coordination. ? Administrative oversight and support for MCC-supported shared resources including the establishment of user fees, provision of billing and auditing services, coordination of and participation in oversight committees and evaluations. ? Oversight of all center-related development/fundraising activities. ? Fiscal management of university and Markey Cancer Foundation accounts related to the center. ? Facilities management and management of all other assigned MCC space and equipment ? Coordination of new faculty recruitment in collaboration with other university departments. ? Human resource management of center staff. ? Management of MCC membership including new application processes and annual reviews. ? Administration of pilot project and other internal research award processes. ? Computer networking and design of research management databases. ? Coordination of internal communications and public relations for all center members. From 2009 to the present, MCC Administration has expanded staffing levels from 11.5 FTE to 19.5 FTE and in that process further developed key areas of administrative support in research communications, shared resource facility development and financial management. This unit also oversaw a dramatic 40% expansion of MCC-controlled space, including new construction.

Public Health Relevance

The Markey Cancer Center Administration is an essential component of the center's overall efforts in that it provides key services - fiscal management, meeting/project/program coordination, facilities management, and communication - to ensure that the center is able to meet its mission, vision, and strategic goals.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
Application #
Study Section
Subcommittee B - Comprehensiveness (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
University of Kentucky
United States
Zip Code
Hubbard, W Brad; Harwood, Christopher L; Geisler, John G et al. (2018) Mitochondrial uncoupling prodrug improves tissue sparing, cognitive outcome, and mitochondrial bioenergetics after traumatic brain injury in male mice. J Neurosci Res 96:1677-1688
Alghamedy, Fatemah; Bopaiah, Jeevith; Jones, Derek et al. (2018) Incorporating Protein Dynamics Through Ensemble Docking in Machine Learning Models to Predict Drug Binding. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc 2017:26-34
Wen, Yang-An; Xiong, Xiaopeng; Zaytseva, Yekaterina Y et al. (2018) Downregulation of SREBP inhibits tumor growth and initiation by altering cellular metabolism in colon cancer. Cell Death Dis 9:265
Zhang, Hui; Fredericks, Tricia; Xiong, Gaofeng et al. (2018) Membrane associated collagen XIII promotes cancer metastasis and enhances anoikis resistance. Breast Cancer Res 20:116
Zhong, Weixiong; Weiss, Heidi L; Jayswal, Rani D et al. (2018) Extracellular redox state shift: A novel approach to target prostate cancer invasion. Free Radic Biol Med 117:99-109
Xiong, Gaofeng; Stewart, Rachel L; Chen, Jie et al. (2018) Collagen prolyl 4-hydroxylase 1 is essential for HIF-1? stabilization and TNBC chemoresistance. Nat Commun 9:4456
Liu, Xinan; Yu, Ye; Liu, Jinpeng et al. (2018) A novel data structure to support ultra-fast taxonomic classification of metagenomic sequences with k-mer signatures. Bioinformatics 34:171-178
Al-Darraji, Ahmed; Haydar, Dalia; Chelvarajan, Lakshman et al. (2018) Azithromycin therapy reduces cardiac inflammation and mitigates adverse cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction: Potential therapeutic targets in ischemic heart disease. PLoS One 13:e0200474
Jarrett, Stuart G; Carter, Katharine M; Bautista, Robert-Marlo et al. (2018) Sirtuin 1-mediated deacetylation of XPA DNA repair protein enhances its interaction with ATR protein and promotes cAMP-induced DNA repair of UV damage. J Biol Chem 293:19025-19037
Zaytseva, Yekaterina Y; Rychahou, Piotr G; Le, Anh-Thu et al. (2018) Preclinical evaluation of novel fatty acid synthase inhibitors in primary colorectal cancer cells and a patient-derived xenograft model of colorectal cancer. Oncotarget 9:24787-24800

Showing the most recent 10 out of 359 publications