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Jordan Receives Award from Leukemia-Lymphoma Society

By Jennifer M. Bonck

 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The society's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

 

Feb. 10, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Craig Jordan, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has received a Career Development Program Award from the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society. The award consists of approximately $100,000 per year for five years in support of Jordan’s laboratory research in cancer.

Jordan, who received his doctorate from Princeton University and conducted postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), also holds an appointment in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics in the UK College of Medicine. He conducts research on blood-forming stem cells that become cancerous in leukemia. His work in myeloid leukemia is done in collaboration with clinical faculty at UK Markey Cancer Center.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The society's mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the society has provided more than $280 million for research specifically targeting blood-related cancers.


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