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Employee Calls Free Fitbit Opportunity a 'True Benefit'

More than 7,000 University of Kentucky employees, retirees and spouses have purchased a Fitbit through UK's recent promotion. It is just one way the university is helping the community improve their well-being...

Tags - Staff, Physiology, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center

Posted - Jan 18Read More

Registration Now Open for the Third International Neurogastronomy Symposium

Registration is now open for the third annual International Society of Neurogastronomy symposium, which will be held at the University of Kentucky on March 2-3, 2018. Both day's events offer continuing...

Tags - Research

Posted - Jan 16Read More

Mice with Frequent Flyer Miles Advance the Alzheimer's Cause

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 - Jan 11Read More

Clinical Trial for Stroke Innovates Patient Care and Research at UK

The combination of a new clinical trial and a tissue bank is innovating stroke care and research at the University of Kentucky. Led by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists, the studies aim to...

Tags - Research, MVP, Stroke

Posted - Dec 21Read More

College of Medicine announces Seth S. Himelhoch, MD, as chair of psychiatry

Seth S. Himelhoch, MD, MPH, will be the College of Medicine’s chair of psychiatry beginning Jan. 1, 2018. He will play a vital role in the college’s mission to impact the standards and delivery of care related...

Tags - Psychiatry

Posted - Dec 20Read More

UK Researchers, Clinicians Tackling Drug Addiction Make Their Case to Federal Leaders

Kentucky is among the states most ravaged by opioid abuse and drug addiction.But the University of Kentucky — with researchers and clinicians working across a number of colleges and disciplines — is on the...

Tags - Opioids, Research

Posted - Dec 19Read More

Markey Earns Outstanding Achievement Award from Commission on Cancer

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is one of 16 accredited cancer programs nationwide to receive the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (...

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Posted - Dec 19Read More

UK Neurosurgery Group Performs Chinese Hospital's First Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Last summer, a group from the University of Kentucky Brain Restoration center, led by Dr. Craig van Horne, professor of neurosurgery, capped off a series of conferences held at a number of renowned Chinese...

Tags - Surgery

Posted - Dec 18Read More

FCC, NCI Working with Markey to Improve Rural Cancer Care via Broadband Access

The Federal Communications Commission’s Connect2Health Task Force (C2HFCC) has announced that the FCC and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have joined forces, signing a memorandum of understanding that will...

Tags - Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Dec 14Read More

UK Global Ophthalmology Program to Host Award-Winning Film

The University of Kentucky Global Ophthalmology (UK GO) program, a new program with a mission to prevent avoidable blindness by fighting eye disease across the Commonwealth and beyond, has partnered with the...

Tags - Ophthalmology

Posted - Dec 13Read More

Students: Register Now for Global Health Case Competition

University of Kentucky students can register now to participate in the fourth annual Global Health Case Competition, an innovative graduate and undergraduate interdisciplinary team competition that develops...

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Posted - Dec 11Read More

$2.9 Million NIDA Grant Awarded to UK Researcher to Study Cocaine Use Disorder

Does reducing the use of cocaine, but not abstaining from the substance entirely, produce health benefits? There's currently little research available that answers that question. William Stoops, Ph.D.,...

Tags - Research, Behavioral Science

Posted - Nov 27Read More

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...

Tags - CVRC, Research

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...

Tags - Pediatric

Posted - Nov 16Read More