6th Annual Markesbery Symposium Set for Nov. 4-5

Posted: 9/21/2016 - Tags: UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Research, Alzheimer's research
University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) is hosting its sixth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia on Nov. 4-5. This two-day program will offer sessions for both the scientific and community audiences. Clinicians and researchers from UK and other institutions will come together to share current findings, trends and the latest updates on dementia and aging disorders, particularly as related to Alzheimer’s disease. The Markesbery Symposium is in honor of the late Dr. William R. Markesbery, the founder and long-time director of the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and an internationally renowned expert on aging and dementia. On... FULL STORY

Sprang Receives $2 million Grant to Expand Services at UK Center on Trauma

Posted: 9/16/2016 - Tags: Center on Trauma and Children
Dr. Ginny Sprang, professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Psychiatry and executive director of UK’s Center on Trauma and Children (CTAC), has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. When Sprang began her research she focused on the field of traumatic stress, investigating event-specific factors that influenced how trauma manifested in people of all ages. Her experience as a psychotherapist working with violence exposed children began to shape the trauma research she conducted. For 21 years, Sprang has conducted child trauma research at UK and served as a local and national leader in the field... FULL STORY

'UK at the Half' Features Dean of UK College of Medicine

Posted: 9/15/2016 - Tags: Dean, College of Medicine
Robert DiPaola, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, was featured during "UK at the Half" that aired during the UK at Florida football game, broadcast on radio Sept. 10.DiPaola, who came to UK March 1, talks about his impressions of the college and the university, including the collaborative nature, strong leadership and strength of faculty.To hear the Sept. 10 "UK at the Half," visit the UKNOW site. To view a transcript of the show, click here."UK at the Half" airs during the halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast and is hosted by Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Marketing. UK is the University for ... FULL STORY

UK Researchers Urge Integration of Medication-assisted Opioid Treatment

Posted: 9/13/2016 - Tags: Center for Health Services Research, Opioid Treatment, Research
Individuals who inject drugs are at risk of endocarditis, a bacterial infection that enters the bloodstream and clusters on the valves of the heart. The infection requires prolonged antibiotic treatment and, in some cases, surgery. Without intervention, the infection can be fatal. In the past 10 years, the number of patients presenting to U.S. hospitals with endocarditis has doubled with the proliferation of prescription opioid and heroin addiction. Endocarditis requires a team of providers, including doctors trained in infectious disease, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, working together to manage the condition through antibiotic therapies and heart valve... FULL STORY

UK Board Underscores Commitment to State With Meeting in Bowling Green

Posted: 9/9/2016
For the second year in a row, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees is taking to the road for its regularly scheduled meeting, further underscoring the statewide commitment of the Commonwealth’s flagship, land-grant institution.“We are the university for Kentucky,” said UK Board Chair Britt Brockman. “Meeting in Bowling Green exemplifies two things – that statewide reach and commitment and the power of partnership as we are working with outstanding institutions such as Western Kentucky University to further health care and grow the number of physicians who are serving our state.”UK’s board is holding a series of meetings yesterday and Friday on the campus of WKU.... FULL STORY

UK Sports Medicine to Provide Team Physicians for Georgetown College

Posted: 9/1/2016
A new partnership with Georgetown College Athletics will provide sports teams at Georgetown College with team physicians from the University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. The team physician’s first responsibility is the health and safety of each athlete they work with. They assess each athlete for previous injuries and review athlete’s medical histories for medications, hospitalizations surgeries and other information. The team physician also supports athletic trainers as they work with athletes to ensure they have injury free seasons or, if they have sustained an injury, receive proper care and are able to return to their sport... FULL STORY

UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Receives $8.25 Million to Continue

Posted: 9/1/2016 - Tags: Research, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Grants and Funding
The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) has been awarded an $8.25 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue and further research and clinical initiatives geared toward treating Alzheimer's disease. Currently, only 30 designated Alzheimer's Disease Centers exist in the U.S. In 1985, Sanders-Brown was among the first 10 ADCs funded by the NIH and has been continuously funded since the designation was launched. UK is one of an elite group of 21 universities in the nation to house a trifecta of nationally accredited research institutions, including a National Cancer Institute-... FULL STORY

UK Named One of "Top Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs" by

Posted: 8/26/2016 - Tags: Markey Cancer Center, Ranking
The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital is one of the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” in Becker’s Hospital Review magazine's recently released compilation of leading cancer care providers in the United States. The UK Markey Cancer Center, whose clinical programs are integrated with UK Chandler Hospital, received a National Cancer Institute cancer center designation in July 2013.According to the health care industry trade publication, organizations included on the 2016 list are “leading the way in terms of clinical expertise, patient outcomes and influential cancer research.” In choosing UK as a top oncology... FULL STORY

For an Experienced Research Participant, A Potentially Life-Saving

Posted: 8/22/2016 - Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Clinical Trials
On the first of May, 2015, Angelique Bell waited in a hair salon, reading the weekend section of the newspaper. She noticed an ad for a health research study that needed participants who had risk factors for diabetes. Since she met the criteria and had some time to pass, she decided to call about the study right then, from the salon chair. It was her 45th birthday."I don't have diabetes, but I have a strong family history of diabetes and some of the risk factors, and I thought that the information from this study could be something that could benefit me in the future," said Bell.She didn't expect, however, that her impromptu birthday decision to call about the study... FULL STORY

Dubey Receives Macular Degeneration Scholar Award

Posted: 8/19/2016 - Tags: Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Research
Sushil Kumar Dubey, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been selected for the 2016 Charles D. Kelman, MD Scholar Award from the International Retina Research Foundation (IRRF). The Charles D. Kelman, MD Scholar Award is one of three IRRF awards that have been designated in honor of individuals who played a critical role in the development of the International Retinal Research Foundation and are meant to serve as a memorial to their efforts. The IRRF awards were established to provide salary and research support in the amount of $35,000 per year for a postdoctoral scholar... FULL STORY

Family Manages Challenges of Diabetes with Help from Barnstable Brown

Posted: 8/11/2016 - Tags: UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
A natural instinct for parents is to protect their children by keeping them healthy and safe; but what do you do as a parent when not just one, but both your children are diagnosed with a chronic illness like diabetes, as well as your spouse, and all within a relatively short amount of time? After shaking one young family to their very core, they picked themselves up and took the reins, and now meet the challenge head on, every day, and literally around the clock, with the help of the University of Kentucky's Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center. James and Lisa Middleton look like the couple next door. Lisa, an energetic and personable young woman,... FULL STORY

Calipari, Johnson Speak at Annual Southern Orthopaedic Association Meeting

Posted: 8/10/2016 - Tags: Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic
his year’s Southern Orthopaedic Association meeting brought a lot of the Big Blue Nation to gator country. The annual meeting gives orthopaedic and sports medicine doctors the opportunity to meet and learn about advancements in the field. The meeting took place July 27-30 in Naples, Florida. Dr. Darren Johnson, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, is currently serving as the president of the association, the first orthopaedic surgeon from Kentucky to be elected to the position. “It’s exciting for our state, its nice to be recognized, said Johnson. Dr. Scott Mair, UK professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, also served as the association... FULL STORY