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Mark EversThe Markey Cancer Center is led by B. Mark Evers, MD, who has responsibility and final authority for all clinical, scientific and operational divisions. Dr. Evers is supported by four associate directors and a team of administrative leadership, outlined below.

Dr. Evers is a nationally recognized clinician-scientist, gastroenterology (GI) and oncologic surgeon, educator, and administrator. Prior to his recruitment to UK, Dr. Evers was a faculty member at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, for more than 18 years. Throughout his career, Dr. Evers has received more than 30 awards and held numerous leadership positions in national and international organizations including the Society for Surgical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, the American Gastroenterological Association and the Society of University Surgeons.

Dr. Evers’s research is focused on understanding the basic mechanisms of GI cancer proliferation and metastasis. His laboratory described the role of various intestinal hormones (most notably neurotensin) on the growth of GI cancers. His laboratory has developed a number of one-of-a-kind tumor models that have greatly facilitated studies regarding GI endocrine tumor growth and peptide secretion. Over the past decade, a major focus of his laboratory has been the role of the PI3K pathway in the growth and metastasis of GI cancers, particularly colorectal cancers. His laboratory has made seminal observations regarding the role of the PI3K/Akt and mTOR components in colorectal cancer growth and is currently developing a nanoparticle delivery system to more effectively treat liver metastases.

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Associate Directors

Susanne Arnold Associate Director, Clinical Translation

Susanne Arnold, MD 

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DaveGoskyAssociate Director, Administration

David Gosky, MA, MBA  


Daret St. Clair Associate Director, Basic Research

Daret St. Clair, PhD 

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Thomas TuckerAssociate Director, Cancer Prevention and Control

Thomas Tucker, PhD, MPH 

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Heidi WeissAssociate Director, Shared Resources

Heidi Weiss, PhD 

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Kathleen O'ConnorAssociate Director, Cancer Education

Kathleen O'Connor, PhD 

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Vivek RangnekarAssociate Director, Transdisciplinary Collaboration

Vivek Rangnekar, PhD 

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Administrative Leadership

DaveGoskyAssociate Director, Administration

David Gosky, MA, MBA 

David Gosky plans, directs and executes all administrative duties pertaining to the cancer center. One of his primary duties is working with the director and other senior leaders to expand the depth and breadth of cancer research at UK.


CarlaRepassAssistant Director for Administration

Carla Repass 

Carla Repass supervises the administrative functions of the director's office, engineering major cancer functions, connecting constituencies and overseeing special initiatives.


NathanVanderfordAssistant Director for Research

Nathan Vanderford, PhD 

Nathan Vanderford provides oversight, planning, development and evaluation of Markey's research endeavors.


BethYostAssistant Director for Finance

Beth Yost, MBA 

Beth Yost provides fiscal oversight of human resources and cancer center finances. She also ensures compliance with college and university policies and collaborates with departments and colleges on financial matters.

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