College of Medicine's Faculty of Color Network Hosts First Gala

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine's Faculty of Color Network (FCN) is hosting its first gala on Oct. 18. The College is spearheading the event, with the theme, “Undeniable, Uncompromising,...

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UK College of Medicine Welcomes Inaugural Class at Northern Kentucky Campus

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine welcomed its first class of medical students who will pursue education at its new Northern Kentucky Campus this fall, marking the college’s continuous expansion...

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Posted - Aug 8Read More

Conference Looks at Neurological Issues in the Pregnant Patient

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine will host the 2019 Obstetrical Neurology Conference on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 for faculty, providers and trainees in neurology, obstetrics, anesthesia and women's...

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Posted - Aug 7Read More

Research Volunteers Drive Discoveries at Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Myrte Nudd is effervescent and chatty as she talks about her schedule. She teaches seniors at the Lexington Senior Center how to use their new cell phones, tablets and laptops, helps out when her church needs...

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Posted - Aug 5Read More

BLOG: Record-breaking Research Awards Power UK Innovation

University of Kentucky (UK) faculty received $417.1 million in competitive research awards last fiscal year, a record-breaking increase of $83 million over the previous year.  This astounding 25% increase in...

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Posted - Aug 1Read More

UK HealthCare is No. 1 in Kentucky; Cancer Care Ranks 33rd Nationally in U.S. News & World Report Ratings

UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region for the fourth consecutive year, according to the 2019-20 Best Hospitals ...

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Posted - Jul 30Read More

Preclinical Study of Therapeutic Strategy for Lafora Disease Shows Promise

A team of scientists have designed and tested a novel and promising therapeutic strategy for treating Lafora Disease (LD), a fatal form of childhood epilepsy. This new type of drug, known as an antibody-enzyme...

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Posted - Jul 26Read More

New Clinic Will Serve People with Substance Use Disorders

An estimated 21 million Americans struggle with substance use disorders each year. Unfortunately, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, only about 10 percent of those...

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Posted - Jul 23Read More

Behind the Blue: Sanders-Brown Director Linda Van Eldik Looks to the Future of Alzheimer's Research

Alzheimer's disease wreaks emotional havoc on patients, who are robbed of their memories, their dignity, and their lives. It’s financially devastating as well: care for Alzheimer's patients is predicted to top...

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Posted - Jul 3Read More

For Scottie Day, 'No Bigger Honor' Than Caring for Kentucky's Children

From the time he was five years old, Scottie Day knew he was going to be a doctor."I don't remember what the drive was," said Day. "But I knew that's what I was going to do."Day hails from Smilax, a small town...

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Posted - Jun 27Read More

UK HealthCare Awarded National Top Quality Honor for Safer Opioid Practices

America’s Essential Hospitals, a national trade association, has recognized UK HealthCare for its work to develop safer opioid usage practices within an academic health system.America's Essential Hospitals,...

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UK's Peter Blackburn Recognized as Ophthalmologist of the Year

Dr. Peter Blackburn, associate professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been presented with the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons’ (KAEPS)...

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Posted - Jun 19Read More

Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Campaign Focuses on At-Risk Kentuckians

The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (formerly known as Lung Cancer Alliance and the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation) is conducting a statewide education campaign in partnership with the University of...

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Posted - Jun 17Read More

UK Part of $11 Million Project Funded by NCI to Combat Cervical Cancer in Appalachia

A new public health initiative supported by $11 million in funding from the National Cancer Institute aims to address the burden of cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Appalachia. The University of...

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Posted - Jun 12Read More

DiPaola appointed to Liaison Committee on Medical Education

University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean Robert S. DiPaola has been selected as a professional member on the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) beginning the 2019-2020 academic year. "To be...

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Posted - May 31Read More

UK Doctor Receives Medical Training at the Top of the World

What kind of medical education requires intense athletic and endurance training? Hiking Mount Everest. From April 23 to May 5, Dr. Kim Kaiser, assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and...

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Posted - May 29Read More