ST. GEORGE, Utah — Experience a slice of Stanford right here at Dixie State University when the institution’s weekly lecture series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” hosts Dr. Lincoln Nadauld and DSU students Nijat Aliyev and Joseph Cartagena.

Aliyev and Cartagena, who worked on cutting-edge cancer genomics research last summer during an internship at Stanford University, will join Nadauld to present about current and developing therapies for cancer treatments as well as the Stanford internship program. The presentation is set to take place from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Centre on the DSU campus. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

The Dixie Forum presentation will dive into the details of Dixie State University and Dixie Regional Medical Center’s partnership with Stanford University to offer an internship program. Now in its third year, the opportunity allows Dixie State students to participate in undergraduate research at Stanford University each summer. During the paid internship, the students help pursue breakthrough discoveries that advance scientists’ understanding of the human body.

Dixie Forum is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. Dixie Forum will be on recess the following week as the university is on spring break but will continue at noon on Tuesday, March 15, in the Dunford Auditorium. Douglas S. Fudge from the Integrative Biology Department at the University of Guelph and Theodore A. Uyeno from the Biology Department at Valdosta State University will present about hagfish biology.

For more information on Dixie State University’s Dixie Forum series, please contact DSU Forum Coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or or visit Stay up to date on the forums by liking the Dixie Forum Facebook page at or following @dixieforum on Twitter.