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July 2022 eNews



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Wood Hudson Welcomes Dr. Erik Bey as Senior Staff Scientistdr. bey

Erik Arnold Bey, Ph.D. has recently joined Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory as a Senior Staff Scientist. From 2019-2022, Dr. Bey was an Associate Professor (Research Track) in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He also held positions at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and Cancer Biology Training Program as an Assistant Professor (2011-2019) and was an Instructor in the Cancer Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UTSW, 2008-2011) .

Dr. Bey is eager to work with the students in Wood Hudson’s Undergraduate Research Education Program. He looks forward to using his training and experience in Cell and Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Pharmaceutics, Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine to enhance the students’ experience in Cancer Research at Wood Hudson.

Dr. Bey’s research interest includes understanding the role that oxidative stress regulatory genes play in tumor biology, specifically in lung and breast cancers. He also has interest in stem cell biology, radiation biology and metastases. Dr. Bey has publications in a variety of cancer models including lung, breast, pancreatic, head and neck and prostate. Dr. Bey is currently on the editorial board for Nature’s Scientific Reports and is an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Oncology.

The Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory Board of Trustees, students, and staff enthusiastically welcome Dr. Bey to our institution, and look forward to many years of successful partnership and scientific collaboration with him.


scientists 2022Experienced Scientists “Visit” UREP Students

Thanks to Zoom, the Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory Undergraduate Research Education Program (UREP) students are meeting with and learning from experienced scientists. Larry Douglass, M.D., a Pathologist and Director of Pathology at Wood Hudson, gave a lecture on the human history of cancer and research “breakthroughs” over the ages. Ron Snyder, Ph.D., a Genetic Toxicologist, who has 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, explained mandatory genetic tests for drug safety. Diane Gilb, M.S., a Physiologist, explained the basic structure of tissues – students will never feel the same way about eating a sandwich! Erik Bey, Ph.D., a Molecular Biologist, discussed the molecular basis for the immortal cancer cell. James Deddens, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics, University of Cincinnati, reviewed with the students the statistical tests used routinely in biomedical research to aid their understanding of the scientific papers they are reading for their research projects. Most recently, Zachary Taylor, Ph.D., Professor and Acting Chair of Biology at Thomas More University, spoke to the students on Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes.

Each of the students is busy designing a research project to answer an unanswered provocative question in cancer. Meetings with experienced scientists and physicians will go on each week until early August. Combined with text book and online readings, videos on research techniques, and Journal Club discussions of recent scientific papers, these meetings are giving UREP undergraduates an idea of the excitement of biomedical research and how to do it. Encouraging undergraduates to choose careers in science and medicine is one part of the three-part Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory mission.  More than 350 students have participated in UREP. Many of these former students are now physicians and other health care providers, or research scientists and teachers enhancing the infrastructure of Tristate communities, and that of other communities throughout the US.


$33,000 Grant Received from the Josephine S. Russell Charitable Trust

Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory thanks the Josephine S. Russell Charitable Trust for a $33,000 grant for the purpose of Research Education. The grant was received May 1st. The funds from this generous grant have been added to the continued funding received earlier this year from the R.C. Durr Foundation and the Chemed Foundation to allow us to once more have students return to “hands on” research activities. So far, these funds have allowed us to recruit an experienced Cancer Research Biologist, Dr. Erik Bey, to help mentor students and to re-establish the mammalian cell culture teaching laboratories, which were closed due to COVID on March 13th, 2020. They have also allowed us to work with 12 Undergraduate Research Education Program students, so far, this year. The Trustees, UREP students and Staff thanks these local foundations for enabling progress to be made on our Undergraduate Research Education Program, and on reopening the laboratory facilities for “hands-on” student education.



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HOLD THE DATE: August 13, 2022 for the 21St Annual Ft. Thomas Corvette Car Show to Benefit Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory


WHERE: Hofbrauhaus – Newport located at 200 Third Street, Newport, KY

WHEN: Car registration from 9-11:30 ($20 Entry Fee for Cars); Trophy Awards at 3 PM

COST: Car Viewing Free to the Public

WHAT WILL YOU SEE: All Makes of Cars and Trucks!

car show pictureCorvettes: Class I: Pre-1981
                    Class II: 1981-2004
                    Class III: 2005 and Newer
SPECIAL TROPHIES (all cars and trucks eligible):
                         Veterans Trophy
                         Wood Hudson Award
                         Best of Show

Super Door Prizes!
Music by DJ Ray!
Huge Bourbon Raffle
50/50 Split the Pot

FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Jack Buecker 513-708-1521




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