Research assistant professor Fanny Chapelin’s proposal titled “MR imaging of tumor associated macrophage changes with therapy” has been selected by the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) for the Small Grants program award. For this work, Chapelin is collaborating with assistant professor Aman Khurana from the UK School of Medicine Radiology Department. The CCTS Small Grants Program will support their efforts to gather crucial preliminary data for the successful application of larger grants to NIH and foundations. Using these funds, Chapelin will develop magnetic resonance (MR) imaging methods to image tumor-associated macrophages in head and neck cancer with the outlook of translation to clinical protocols. If successful, the imaging techniques developed could impact patient care at the UK Markey Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated center in the entire state of Kentucky.