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Gilbert H. Friedell, M.D., is Director Emeritus of the MarkeyCancerCenter, Professor of Pathology Emeritus, and Professor of Behavioral Science at UK in Lexington. He has been a member of the Advisory Committee of the UK College of Social Work since 2005. Dr. Friedell was the first Director of the MarkeyCancerCenter in 1983, the founding director of the Kentucky Cancer Registry, the Principal Investigator of the NCI Mid-South Cancer Information Service, and Co-Director of an expanded statewide cancer control outreach program. In 1990, he stepped down as Director of the CancerCenter to become Director for Cancer Control. He co-founded Kentucky Homeplace, a lay health worker program funded by the General Assembly to facilitate access to healthcare services for the underserved in rural counties across the state. Among his honors is a Special Recognition Award from the Appalachian Regional Commission in 2003 for “untiring commitment, dedication and leadership in improving the health and well-being of the people of Appalachia.”