University invites public to forum on cancer research, therapies

Foreground: Dr. Lincoln Nadauld, specialist in oncology at Intermountain Healthcare's Southwest Regional Cancer Clinic, St. George, Utah | Photo of Nadauld courtesy of Dixie State University, Composite image by St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Learn about Dixie State University’s intern program partnership with Stanford University and current and developing cancer treatment therapies by attending the university’s “Dixie Forum: A window on the world” Tuesday.

Dixie State University student Joseph Cartagena, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News
Dixie State University student Joseph Cartagena, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Forum presenters will include Dr. Lincoln Nadauld, specialist in oncology at Intermountain Healthcare’s Southwest Regional Cancer Clinic in St. George, and Dixie State students Nijat Aliyev and Joseph Cartagena. Aliyev and Cartagena will share cutting-edge cancer genomics research they participated in during a 2015 summer internship at Stanford.

The weekly forum runs from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the Dixie State campus, 225 S. University Ave., St George. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Dixie State University and Dixie Regional Medical Center partner with Stanford University to offer the paid internship program. Now in its third year, the opportunity allows Dixie State students to participate in undergraduate research at Stanford each summer. According to the university’s news release, students help pursue breakthrough discoveries that advance scientists’ understanding of the human body.

Dixie State University student Nijat Aliyev, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News
Dixie State University student Nijat Aliyev, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

About the Dixie forum

“Dixie Forum: A window on the world” is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George community and Dixie State students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation.

Upcoming

The weekly forum will be on recess March 8 during spring break and will resume March 15 on the topic of hagfish biology. Presenters will include: Douglas S. Fudge, from the integrative biology department at University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada; and Theodore A. Uyeno, from the biology department at Valdosta State University, Georgia.

Event details

  • What: “Dixie Forum: A window on the world” on cancer treatment therapies and Dixie State’s internship program with Standford University
  • When: March 1, noon-12:50 p.m.
  • Where: Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center, Dixie State campus, 225 S. University Ave., St George
  • Who: Open to the public
  • Contact: Forum coordinator John Burns | Telephone 435-879-4712 | Email burns@dixie.edu
  • Web resources: Dixie forum Web page | Facebook page | Twitter @dixieforum
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