Photo of students and staff of the EDGE lab team with lab director Jill Hamilton-Reeves, lower left, with the text "By obtaining clinical and translational research experience in the EDGE lab, students are prepared for employment and research positions after graduation."Three medical students reveal their destinations on match day at KU Medical Center.Jill Hamilton-Reeves, lab director, pictured next to an image of fresh vegetables; BCAN webinar "What you want to know about nutrition and bladder cancer."Jill Hamilton-Reeves, lab director, stands with 3 of her students in front of the 2015 Warrior Combine event banner.

Student Opportunities

Match day was special for medical students Seth Atchison (left) and Lucas Bider (center) who gained experience with research in nutrition from the EDGE lab. Learn more

Free webinar

Dr. Hamilton-Reeves discussed the value of nutrition in bladder cancer and answered questions during a free webinar Nov. 1.

EDGE team at Warrior Combine

Lab members volunteered at the Warrior Combine, an event inspired by the annual NFL Scouting Combine, to promote men's fitness and health. Proceeds for prostate cancer research. Photo gallery

Exercise, Diet, Genitourinary, & Endocrinology (EDGE) Research Laboratory

Jill Hamilton-Reeves photo

Lab Director

Jill Hamilton-Reeves, PhD, RD, CSO
Associate Professor

KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

The Exercise, Diet, Genitourinary, & Endocrinology (EDGE) Research Laboratory conducts innovative research in areas impacting community health. The vision of the EDGE lab is to use diet and physical activity to give patients a competitive EDGE when they are fighting cancer.

Current Research Projects

The EDGE lab is actively engaged in multiple significant research projects and aims to create discoveries to help the health of our community. Scientists are working to better understand the immune response to radical cystectomy surgery in bladder cancer patients. The EDGE lab is also exploring the influence of energy balance on prostate cancer progression.

Last modified: Jun 28, 2017

Want to participate in a clinical trial?
Please contact Misty Bechtel 913-945-5037


Updates & Activities

Dr. Hamilton-Reeves has been invited to be on the scientific advisory board for the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

In December, she attended the 2016 AAMC Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar in Texas. And in February, she presented her research on the effects of oral immunonutrition in bladder cancer patients at Clinical Nutrition Week in Florida. Her work was selected as an abstract of distinction for the critical care session.

Dr. Hamilton-Reeves received a scholarship from the KU Medical Center Women in Medicine and Science organization in conjunction with the Joy McCann Professorship.


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