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Kudos Korner | Nathan L. Vanderford

By SRAI News posted 05-14-2020 09:08 AM


Kudos Korner | Nathan L. Vanderford

SRA International members rock! As research management and administration professionals, they never stop improving, learning, achieving, or earning new heights of success. We love sharing good news and offering a well-deserved slap on the back for recent personal and/or professional achievement. In keeping with that sentiment, please join with us as we congratulate Nathan L. Vanderford on the recent publication!

SRA International is a professional networking community of learners. One way to gain knowledge and expertise is to share our stories of successful achievements with our peers and colleagues. Often research managers/administrators are cast in the role of promoting, supporting and applauding others. While this may be gratifying in many respects, it is also healthy to have pride in one’s own accomplishments. Kudos Korner offers SRA International members a wonderful and respectful venue for sharing and “bragging.”

Publication Success

Nathan L. Vanderford
Nathan L. Vanderford,
Assistant Professor, Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology at the University of Kentucky
Assistant Director for Research, Markey Cancer Center | Director of Administration, Center for Cancer and Metabolism | Director, Appalachian Career Training in Oncology Program
SRAI member since 2010


The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take ACTION

Cancer incidence and mortality rates are staggeringly high in Kentucky, especially in the eastern portion of the state that lies in the Appalachian Mountain region. The statistics that show that Kentucky ranks number one in the United States for cancer incidence and mortality rates are very important, but the data do not tell the personal stories of how cancer affects individuals, families and entire communities. Telling some of these stories was the premise behind The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take ACTION. The book consists of essays written by twenty-five students who are participants in the Appalachian Career Training in Oncology Program directed by Dr. Nathan Vanderford, Assistant Professor in Toxicology and Cancer Biology at the University of Kentucky. Each student describes how cancer has impacted their lives or the lives of their family and they explore their thoughts on what could be done to lower the cancer burden in their communities. The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take ACTION is available for purchase via Amazon.

Have Something to Share in Kudos Korner?
If you would like to share your story – please see the criteria below with some examples of noteworthy items of interest to the SRA International community that could be submitted to The Kudos Korner:

  • Recently published papers (e.g., articles, chapters, books, etc.)
  • Presentations (e.g., posters, sessions, workshops, video, web, etc.)
  • Professional Awards and Prizes (e.g., grants, contracts, honorary prizes/awards)
  • Recently earned degrees or professional accreditation (e.g., CRA, CIP, etc.)
  • Other honors (e.g., promotions, contest winners, organizational citations/recognition)
  • Transitions (e.g., new jobs, homes, family, retirement)

Please note that we will try and publish as many submissions as possible each month, but SRA International reserves the right to delay publication for future use or to edit and/or omit at its discretion.

Send requests for more information and all submissions via email to Debra Schaller-Demers at We will make all attempts to confirm receipt of your submission and inform you of acceptance for publication. Please use this wording in the Subject Line of your email: SRAI Kudos

Be sure to include the following information:

    • Name (First, Last)
    • Degree
    • Organization/Affiliation
    • Email and phone number if we need more information
    • Geographic Location (City, State, Country)
    • SRAI Member Since _________ (YYYY)
    • A separately attached headshot jpg file
    • Description of your honor/accomplishment (limited to 500 words)

Authored by Debra Schaller-Demers, Senior Director, Research Outreach and Compliance
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
SRAI President Elect