Katie Couric visits Markowitz Lab

The day prior to Commencement, Katie Couric, CBS Evening News anchor and long time supporter of colon cancer research, visited Sanford “Sandy” Markowitz, MD, PhD, Ingalls Professor of Cancer Genetics, and Howard Hughes investigator, and his research team in his lab to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day research necessary for advancements in colon cancer.

Dr. Markowitz and his research team provided Couric a warm welcome, a tour of the lab, and hands-on experience and insight into the kind of research conducted inside the Markowitz lab. Couric and Dr. Markowitz have worked together for years in an effort to improve colon cancer screening and ultimately find a cure for the disease. Couric helped launch the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, a foundation that raises awareness and funding for colon cancer research, after her late husband, Jay Monahan, succumbed to the disease in 1998.

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