THE ANNUAL UF HEALTH CANCER CENTER RESEARCH DAY took place Nov. 16, 2017, at the George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building. Attendees got a glimpse into the innovative cancer research taking place across the UF campus and poster presenters engaged with new potential collaborators — which is essential to advancing discovery and improving patient outcomes. The keynote speaker at this year’s event was Michael Kastan, M.D., Ph.D., the executive director of the Duke Cancer Institute. Additionally, five graduate students gave three-minute thesis presentations as winners of the annual UF Health Cancer Center Predoctoral Awards, which recognize and support outstanding predoctoral candidates who are conducting innovative cancer research. Research day guests also enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and live music.