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New Genetic Ophthalmologist Specializes in Inherited Eye Diseases

Ophthalmic genetics, the branch of medicine concerned with inherited eye diseases, is a relatively new subspecialty with less than 100 practitioners worldwide. In July 2017, the team at UK Advanced Eye Care...

Tags - Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Posted - Sep 13Read More

People Behind Our Research: Barbara Nikolajczyk and the Inflammation-Diabetes Connection

Barbara Nikolajczyk has always had a passion for scientific exploration and discovery. After losing her father to complications from type 2 diabetes, she decided to delve into research examining the connection...

Tags - Diabetes

Posted - Sep 12Read More

2018 Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Gala Donates Over $1 Million to the University of Kentucky Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center

The Barnstable Brown Gala, the premier Kentucky Derby Gala, today donated over $1 million from proceeds from its 2018 Gala to the University of Kentucky Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center. Since 2008, the...

Tags - Diabetes & Cardiovascular, Barnestable-Brown

Posted - Sep 11Read More

Blood, BBQ and Ancestry.com: How One UK Neurologist Tracks Familial ALS

Every summer all over America, family reunions jam park shelters, which rock with the sounds of laughter, the smell of fried chicken and the joys of good-natured ribbing among generations. One particular...

Tags - ALS, Neurology

Posted - Aug 16Read More

Markey Earns Renewal of Prestigious 5-Year National Cancer Institute Designation

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announced Friday that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) renewed its national cancer center designation for the next five years. The UK Markey Cancer Center...

Tags - Markey Cancer Center, Research

Posted - Aug 10Read More

KNI Neurologist's Work Featured in Major National News Outlet

STAT News, a division of the Boston Globe, has published a story about the work of Dr. Edward Kasarskis and his team, who study a familial form of ALS."An Appalachian odyssey: Hunting for ALS genes along a...

Tags - Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, ALS

Posted - Aug 7Read More

Cardarelli Named Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Roberto Cardarelli has been named chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Cardarelli, who is also professor of family medicine, has...

Tags - Family and Community Medicine

Posted - Aug 3Read More

UK College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus Welcomes Inaugural Class

The first class of medical students at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus took their first steps in their medical education by participating in the campus' inaugural White Coat...

Tags - College of Medicine Bowling Green Campus, Student Affairs

Posted - Aug 1Read More

UK Forensic Pathologist is a Storyteller, Wearer of Many Hats

Dr. Greg Davis is a teacher — of students, of peers, of listeners and of juries. The many hats he wears have taken him around the world and back to his beloved Kentucky, all in service to the Hippocratic Oath...

Tags - Pathology

Posted - Aug 1Read More

New Center Established to Address Kentucky Health Disparities

At the University for Kentucky, understanding and addressing the health needs of the people of the Commonwealth is the goal of many faculty, staff, clinicians and researchers. As a step toward improving health...

Tags - Behavioral Science, Health Equity, Research

Posted - Jul 25Read More

UK Doctoral Candidate Selected to Participate in New Advocacy Program

Ten researchers from institutions across the U.S. have been selected to participate in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Advocacy Training Program, a rigorous six-month ...

Tags - Biochemistry, Research

Posted - Jul 21Read More

UKnow: UK Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Collaborate to Perform Rare Operation

By Loretta Stafford, UKnowClick here for the story on UKnowBy the time Eastern Kentucky native Raeanna Napier arrived in Lexington for a consultation with Dr. Anil Duggal, assistant professor of surgery in the...

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Posted - Jul 11Read More

UK Professor Wins Advocacy Award for LGBTQ* Health Care Initiative

Difficulty in accessing culturally affirming and informed health care has long deterred members of the LGBTQ* community from seeking fundamental services and resources. In 2016, Dr. Keisa Fallin-Bennett, an...

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Posted - Jun 27Read More

Kentucky Cancer Registry Awarded Multimillion-dollar Contract from NCI

The Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR) has received a $2.6 million contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to continue its participation in the NCI’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)...

Tags - Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Jun 22Read More

Department of Behavioral Science Chair Search

Department Chair The College of Medicine seeks a dynamic academic and research driven innovative leader to serve as its next Chair for the Department of Behavioral Science and invites applications for the...

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Posted - Jun 21Read More

UK Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Helps Patient Get Back on the Move

Grace Mlachak has an undeniable passion for being active, with hobbies spanning the gamut from water sports to nature hikes. However, when she broke her femur in a wakeboarding accident in late 2008, the...

Tags - Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Posted - Jun 16Read More