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Champions of Change - UK Student Katy Brewer Receives P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholar Award

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Champions of Change - UK Student, Katy Brewer Receives P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholar Award Champions of Change - UK Student, Katy Brewer Receives P.E.O. Sisterhood Scholar Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 2017)

Katy Brewer, a doctoral student in the University of Kentucky Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, was chosen as one of 100 doctoral students in the United States and Canada to receive a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was sponsored by Chapter C of Lexington, Kentucky.

Brewer was a National Merit Finalist and a Patterson Scholarship recipient and graduated summa cum laude from UK in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is now pursuing a doctorate in Matthew Gentry's lab at UK. Her research is focused on defining patient-specific mechanisms in Lafora disease, a fatal form of childhood epilepsy. She is also working with Valerion Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that specializes in orphan diseases, to use enzyme therapy for the treatment of Lafora disease.

The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree at an accredited college or university. Scholar Awards recipients are a select group of women chosen
for their high level of academic achievement and their potential for having a positive impact on society.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue

ARTICLE BY:  Elizabeth Adams, University of Kentucky
 

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