News

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...

Tags - Research, Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Sep 29Read More

Markey Physicians First to Perform Unique Procedure for Ovarian Cancer

Physicians at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center are the first to perform a unique procedure to treat a rare and persistent type of ovarian cancer. Surgical oncologist Dr. Lauren Baldwin and...

Tags - Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Sep 19Read More

UK Otolaryngology Residents Win National Academic Quiz Bowl

Medical residents from the University of Kentucky Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery recently won the 2017 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Academic Quiz...

Tags - Residents, Head and Neck Surgery

Posted - Sep 18Read More

St. Elizabeth Funds $2.5 Million Scholarship Program for College of Medicine - Northern Ky. Campus

St. Elizabeth Healthcare has provided a gift of $2.5 million to support a tuition scholarship program for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Northern Kentucky. Through this gift, scholarships...

Tags - Student Affairs, Students

Posted - Sep 15Read More

Karpf Honored by Faculty, Staff for Leadership, Dedication to UK HealthCare

University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare employees will gather today to honor the career and leadership of UK Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Michael Karpf as he prepares to complete his last...

Tags -

Posted - Sep 13Read More

Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism is Topic of Upcoming Lecture

Epidemiologist Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones will present the next installment of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series, "Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National...

Tags - DDLS, Research

Posted - Sep 12Read More

ALS Equipment Loan Closet Assists Patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease

Last month, the UK HealthCare ALS Clinic earned a coveted recognition from the ALS Association: ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence. The certification honors UK's commitment to ALS...

Tags - ALS, Research

Posted - Sep 11Read More

UK Student Co-Authors Paper on Recruiting Blacks/African-Americans for Dementia Research

In a paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, lead author Eseosa Ighodaro, Ph.D., encouraged fellow researchers to address the challenges associated with studying dementia in Blacks/African-...

Tags - Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, Students

Posted - Aug 31Read More

COCVD Pilot Grant Funding Opportunity

The NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases, in collaboration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) announce the availability of...

Tags -

Posted - Aug 24Read More

Former Wildcat Standout Faces a New Opponent: ALS

Everyday, approximately 15 people learn they have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS is a progressive neurological disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, eventually stealing...

Tags - multidisciplinary care, ALS

Posted - Aug 21Read More

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UK Chandler Hospital Best in the State, UK HealthCare Specialty Services Nationally Ranked

UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, according to the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Rankings...

Tags - Ranking

Posted - Aug 8Read More

UK Partners with Community to Answer Environmental Health Questions Through New Research Center

The University of Kentucky was awarded a five-year, $7.4 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) grant to establish the UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences...

Tags - Research, Rural Health

Posted - Aug 7Read More

New Study Discovers "Killer Peptide" That Helps Eliminate Resistant Cancer Cells

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that when therapy-sensitive cancer cells die, they release a "killer peptide" that can eliminate therapy-resistant cells.Tumor...

Tags - Research, Cancer

Posted - Aug 4Read More

UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Prepping for Inaugural Class of 2018

This time next year, the inaugural class of medical students at the new University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus will be attending their very first course, kicking off an exciting new...

Tags - College of Medicine Bowling Green Campus, Medical Education, Students

Posted - Jul 28Read More