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UK HealthCare is No. 1 in Kentucky; Cancer Care Ranks 33rd Nationally in U.S. News & World Report Ratings

UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region for the fourth consecutive year, according to the 2019-20 Best Hospitals ...

Tags - Ranking, UK HealthCare

Posted - Jul 30Read More

Preclinical Study of Therapeutic Strategy for Lafora Disease Shows Promise

A team of scientists have designed and tested a novel and promising therapeutic strategy for treating Lafora Disease (LD), a fatal form of childhood epilepsy. This new type of drug, known as an antibody-enzyme...

Tags - Biochemistry

Posted - Jul 26Read More

New Clinic Will Serve People with Substance Use Disorders

An estimated 21 million Americans struggle with substance use disorders each year. Unfortunately, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, only about 10 percent of those...

Tags - Psychiatry

Posted - Jul 23Read More

Behind the Blue: Sanders-Brown Director Linda Van Eldik Looks to the Future of Alzheimer's Research

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...

Tags - Alzheimer's disease, Research

Posted - Jul 3Read More

For Scottie Day, 'No Bigger Honor' Than Caring for Kentucky's Children

From the time he was five years old, Scottie Day knew he was going to be a doctor."I don't remember what the drive was," said Day. "But I knew that's what I was going to do."Day hails from Smilax, a small town...

Tags - Pediatrics, Faculty

Posted - Jun 27Read More

UK HealthCare Awarded National Top Quality Honor for Safer Opioid Practices

America’s Essential Hospitals, a national trade association, has recognized UK HealthCare for its work to develop safer opioid usage practices within an academic health system.America's Essential Hospitals,...

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Posted - Jun 21Read More

UK's Peter Blackburn Recognized as Ophthalmologist of the Year

Dr. Peter Blackburn, associate professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been presented with the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons’ (KAEPS)...

Tags - Ophthalmology, Faculty

Posted - Jun 19Read More

Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Campaign Focuses on At-Risk Kentuckians

The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (formerly known as Lung Cancer Alliance and the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation) is conducting a statewide education campaign in partnership with the University of...

Tags - Cancer, Research

Posted - Jun 17Read More

UK Part of $11 Million Project Funded by NCI to Combat Cervical Cancer in Appalachia

A new public health initiative supported by $11 million in funding from the National Cancer Institute aims to address the burden of cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Appalachia. The University of...

Tags - Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Jun 12Read More

DiPaola appointed to Liaison Committee on Medical Education

University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean Robert S. DiPaola has been selected as a professional member on the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) beginning the 2019-2020 academic year. "To be...

Tags - Dean, Medical Education

Posted - May 31Read More

UK Doctor Receives Medical Training at the Top of the World

What kind of medical education requires intense athletic and endurance training? Hiking Mount Everest. From April 23 to May 5, Dr. Kim Kaiser, assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and...

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Posted - May 29Read More

People Behind Our Research: Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf and the Epigenetics of Cancer

University of Kentucky researcher Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf affectionately describes the formation of her career as an “accident.”Originally hailing from the Republic of Cameroon, Africa, Fondufe-Mittendorf...

Tags - Research, Women in Medicine

Posted - May 28Read More

'Behind the Blue': Lee Kiefer Balances Medical School and Olympic Dreams

Just in case you’re thinking, ‘I have a really busy schedule,’ pause for a moment to consider just what University of Kentucky College of Medicine student Lee Kiefer has ‘on her plate.’A graduate of Paul...

Tags - Students, Medical Education

Posted - May 22Read More

Markey, LLS Host Eighth Annual “Meet the Researchers” Day

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) recently hosted their eighth annual “Meet the Researchers” Day. This event is a field trip given as a prize to two...

Tags - Research

Posted - May 21Read More

Kentucky Homeplace Celebrates 25 Years of Helping the Commonwealth Access Needed Care

Since its inception in 1994, Kentucky Homeplace has linked thousands of rural Kentuckians with medical, social and environmental services they otherwise might have done without. To mark the program's 25th...

Tags - Rural Health, Kentucky Homeplace

Posted - May 16Read More

UK Celebrates 10 Years of Markey Research Day

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center celebrated 10 years of Markey Research Day this past Tuesday. Sponsored by the Markey Cancer Foundation, Markey Research Day is an opportunity for researchers...

Tags - Markey Cancer Center, Research

Posted - May 10Read More