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Markey Awarded NCI Funding to Improve Tobacco Cessation Treatment

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is one of 22 cancer centers nationwide to receive funding to build and implement tobacco cessation treatment programs via the National Cancer Institute's Cancer...

Tags - Markey Cancer Center, Research

Posted - Nov 20Read More

Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day Highlights Innovations in Cardiovascular Health

More than 350 researchers, students and guests attended the 20th University of Kentucky Cardiovascular Research Day at the Lexington Convention Center, an annual event that celebrates the innovative research...

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Posted - Nov 20Read More

UK's Successful Research Career Development Program Receives Renewed Funding

University of Kentucky's Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program has not only supported faculty and researchers in their work, but also jump-started careers, aided in the...

Tags - Research, Women's Health

Posted - Nov 20Read More

'UK at the Half' Focuses on UK Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Program

Dr. James Quintessenza, chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at UK HealthCare, and Dr. Scottie Day, interim chair of the UK Department of Pediatrics and physician in chief at Kentucky Children’s Hospital...

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Posted - Nov 16Read More

'The Defamation Experience': Challenging Preconceived Notions

The University of Kentucky Unconscious Bias Initiative is working to incorporate the understanding of unconscious bias to foster an environment where every member of the UK community feels a sense of belonging...

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Posted - Nov 14Read More

Working Outside the Box: How a Markey Lab is Helping Stroke Patients

When George Quintero first heard about a new clinical trial that could improve motor function in stroke patients, he knew he had to find a way to bring it to UK HealthCare.A research analyst for the University...

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Posted - Nov 13Read More

UK Center for Health Services Research Collaborates with Health Departments to Study Injection Drug Use

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research (CHSR) funding to study the adoption of syringe exchange programs in rural communities in the...

Tags - Center for Health Services Research, Research

Posted - Nov 2Read More

Markey Joins Personalized Medicine Consortium to Speed Advances in Patient Care

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Centerhas joined the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network® (ORIEN), a personalized medicine consortium that allows its members to exchange data and push...

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Posted - Nov 2Read More

'Faith Moves Mountains' Initiative Continues with $3.1 Million Grant to Study Diabetes Care in Appalachia

Since 2004, Nancy Schoenberg, the Marion Pearsall Professor of Behavioral Science in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been principal investigator of a series of projects called "Faith Moves...

Tags - Diabetes, Research

Posted - Nov 1Read More

Predicting How Healthy Your Heart Will be Years Down the Road

Picture this: you're battling heart failure and meeting with your doctor to discuss treatment. Before prescribing anything, the doctor pulls up a virtual model of your heart on her computer and "treats" it...

Tags - Physiology, Research

Posted - Oct 17Read More

Sanders-Brown Markesbery Symposium Focuses on Why Some People Don't Get Alzheimer's or Dementia

Why do some people stay intellectually sharp into their 90s, while others have memory problems?  Is there anything we can learn from their lifestyles that can help everyone age successfully?These are among ...

Tags - Research, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Posted - Oct 13Read More

Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center Announces Expansion to Turfland Thanks to Support from Annual Derby Eve Gala

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto, UK Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Mark F. Newman, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, Dr. John Fowlkes, director of the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center,...

Tags - Barnstable Brown Obesity and Diabetes Research Day

Posted - Oct 13Read More

Markey's Blackburn Earns NIH New Innovator Award for Cancer Research

 University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Researcher Jessica Blackburn has earned a prestigious National Institutes of Health's New Innovator Award, a grant totaling $1.5 million over five years to fund...

Tags - Research, Biochemistry

Posted - Oct 6Read More

Sanders-Brown Awarded Grant to Study Alzheimer's Prevention Drug

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five year, $2.88 million grant to a Sanders-Brown Center on Aging researcher to study a drug's potential to prevent Alzheimer's disease.Researchers have known...

Tags - Research, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Posted - Oct 6Read More

KEHA Marks 40 Years of Support for UK Ovarian Cancer Research

A fundraising effort that began with an impassioned plea from one extension homemaker to her peers has positively impacted Kentucky women and the University of Kentucky for the past 40 years.The late Virginia...

Tags - Research, community health and involvement, obstetrics

Posted - Oct 4Read More

UK Researchers Seek to Identify Ways to Relieve Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment

Of the 14 million cancer survivors in the United States, a significant number experience a serious side effect called chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment (CICI). While easily recognized, little is known...

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Posted - Sep 29Read More