The students and staff of the EDGE lab team with lab director Jill Hamilton-Reeves at right.Jill Hamilton-Reeves (third from left) with the others selected to attend the SWOG training course.Faculty of KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition standing in front of the NHANES Mobile Examination Center with EDGE lab students.Faculty of KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition standing in front of the NHANES Mobile Examination Center with EDGE lab students.

Student Opportunities

By obtaining clinical and translational research experience in the EDGE lab, students are prepared for employment and research positions after graduation. See what students are doing in the lab

Lab director selected for training course

Jill Hamilton-Reeves among only 6 chosen nationally to intensively train in the SWOG system for young investigators in protocol development, maintenance, and administration. The group's goal is to develop experts to quickly and efficiently develop priority cancer studies. Learn more

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

Tour of mobile exam center

Faculty of KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition toured the NHANES Mobile Examination Center with EDGE lab students during a visit to Johnson County, Kan.

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

Jill Hamilton-Reeves

Lab Director

Jill Hamilton-Reeves, PhD, RD, LD
Assistant Professor

KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

The Exercise, Diet, Genitourinary, & Endocrinology (EDGE) Research Laboratory conducts innovative, cutting "EDGE" medical nutrition science research. Research in the EDGE lab seeks answers to practical, relevant and patient-centered health concerns involving conditions such as bladder cancer, prostate cancer, hypothyroidism, and polycystic kidney disease.

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About the Lab

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Learn about EDGE lab students and their current activities.

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KU dietitians advise men at risk for prostate cancer.

Current Research Projects

The EDGE lab is actively engaged in several significant research projects and aims to create discoveries to help the health of our community. Scientists are studying radical cystectomy surgery outcomes in bladder cancer patients and the role of soy in those with subclinical hypothyroidism. A third effort explores the dietary factors in the progression of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Learn more

Clinical Services

Once a month, our dietitians provide diet and lifestyle counseling to men at risk for primary or secondary prostate cancer. Dietitians tailor a personalized recommendation based on each patient’s 24-hour recall to illustrate what lifestyle changes would be the easiest for the patient to incorporate. Learn more

Last modified: Dec 19, 2014

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Katie George stands by her poster

Katie George of the EDGE lab presented “Immune-modulating drinks (IMD) may reduce post-operative complications and improve immune biomarkers in men undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer” at the 2014 American Institute for Cancer Research Conference in October. Poster PDF document

A poster on reduction of inflammatory mediators in bladder cancer patients was presented by Jill Hamilton-Reeves at this month's 2014 American Association for Cancer Research Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Conference. Poster PDF document

Amy SchleperAmy Schleper, MS, RD, LD, of the EDGE lab gave a poster presentation of her master's thesis work, “Weight management to reduce prostate cancer risk: a survey of men's needs and interests,” at the 2014 International Cancer Education Conference in October. Poster PDF document

Preliminary data from the EDGE lab's nutrition and bladder cancer study was presented this fall at the 2014 South Central Section of the American Urological Association.

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