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Thank a Resident Day: College of Medicine Spotlights Some of its Outstanding Residents

Our residents and fellows put in the time and effort each and every day. The Gold Humanism Honor Society’s “Thank a Resident Day,” falls on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, providing an opportunity to showcase some of...

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New Research Illuminates School Staff Experiences through COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2020) — An ongoing study led by University of Kentucky researchers is giving school staff, including teachers, a needed outlet to voice their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Research Looks at Impact of Patient Sex on Treatment Strategies for Spinal Cord Injuries

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2021) — Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are not only life-threatening at the time of the event, but they can also lead to secondary complications and loss of function in sensory and motor...

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Department of Surgery Organizes and Implements Resident Wellness Program

With the goal of improving wellness and reducing burnout during surgical training, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Surgery has adopted a General Surgery Resident Wellness Program....

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BEAM: An Alliance Developing Therapies Targeting Brain Metabolism to Treat Disease

Brain metabolism is the process by which the brain converts nutrients into energy and small molecule signals. When there are breakdowns in brain metabolism, this can lead to serious neurological diseases...

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'Behind the Blue': Rebecca Dutch Discusses Current Efforts in Fighting COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2021) — Rebecca Dutch, chair of the University of Kentucky's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, continues to help lead researchers and faculty from multiple disciplines...

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SNMA and ODEI Spotlight Black UK Physician-Leaders

The UK College of Medicine chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is commemorating Black History Month by curating educational information about the Black community's impact in medicine....

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Markey’s ACTION Program Develops Cancer Education Curriculum for Appalachian Schools

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2021) – After conducting a study to assess the need for cancer education materials in Appalachian Kentucky, members of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s Appalachian...

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TISA: An Alliance Identifying Solutions to Help Increase Health Care Value

Many major inefficiencies in health care can be credited to two things: the lack of implementation of known beneficial therapies, and, conversely, the use of non-evidenced based care that may offer no benefits...

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Patient Gets Second Chance at Life After Heart Transplant

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2021) – Charles Hill always considered himself a nearly perfect picture of health and it is something that he worked hard for.Hill, an Army and Navy veteran, was an avid gym-goer,...

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Baumann Receiving Lifetime Achievement Award After Nearly 50 Years Dedicated to Child Neurology

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2021) — At age 13, Robert Baumann began working at a children’s camp owned by his family, shaping his desire to find a career in which he could help children. “I also thought the brain...

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'There was Hope' – Massachusetts Patient Finds Treatment for Rare Cancer at Markey

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2021) — For Massachusetts resident Sherry Irwin, an unexpected bout of breathlessness was the first inkling that something was amiss. A retired primary care physician, she was doing...

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Goldstein Writes JAMA Editorial on Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis Screening

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2021) — Dr. Larry Goldstein, chair of the University of Kentucky’s Department of Neurology, defends and elaborates on a recent statement by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (...

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College of Medicine Appoints Thread Leaders to Enhance Medical Student Curriculum

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is committed to enhancing its medical school curriculum and ensuring students are introduced to a variety of important topics as they pursue their medical...

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K-RALD: An Alliance Providing a Cohesive Approach to Pulmonary Research

Peter Morris, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a pulmonary/critical care faculty member at UK HealthCare, pulls up a map showing the U.S. prevalence of chronic...

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Research Establishes a New Method to Predict Individual Risk of Cognitive Decline

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2021) — The early prognosis of high-risk older adults for amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), using non-invasive and sensitive neuromarkers, is key for early prevention of...

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