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New $5.7 Million Grant Aims to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening, Follow-Up Care in Appalachia

Cancer-control researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and  The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research...

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Posted - Oct 29Read More

College of Medicine Alumna and Student Receive Lyman T. Johnson Awards

Congratulations to a College of Medicine alumna and student who were recently honored during the 2019 Lyman T. Johnson Awards Banquet.  Ima Ebong, MD, '11, assistant professor of neurology and clinical...

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Posted - Oct 28Read More

Markesbery Scientific Symposium and Poster Session Set for Nov. 6

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging will hold the 9th Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia on Wednesday, Nov. 6.  The scientific session opens with check-in and registration...

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Posted - Oct 28Read More

Faculty of Color Network Hosts First Gala to Celebrate Diversity in Medicine

More than 200 well-dressed guests filled The Campbell House for an evening of elegance, glamour, and celebration as the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Faculty of Color Network hosted its first...

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Posted - Oct 25Read More

ACTION, a cancer-focused student research program

BLOG: Training Kentucky Students in Cancer Research to Impact Communities

This Saturday student researchers in the Markey Cancer Center’s Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) program will be recognized on Kroger field. The ACTION program reveals how the University of...

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Forest Firefighter's "Scariest Day" Wasn't on the Fire Line

Becky Parsley fights forest fires. In the almost 10 years since she began full time work as a firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service, she's been on the fire lines in 11 states, including her beloved...

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Posted - Oct 21Read More

New $4.2 Million Grant Helps UK, Ky. Communities Battle Opioid Epidemic

For two years, University of Kentucky researcher April Young and her team have been onsite in Eastern Kentucky working with community members to assess and gather information on substance use in rural...

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Posted - Oct 14Read More

UK resident Dr. Leanna Lin sets up her deadlift at USPA Nationals last year.

UK Resident, Powerlifter Uses Her Strength as a Force for Good

University of Kentucky radiology resident Dr. Leanna Lin likes to use her strength for good causes.This Saturday, Lin has organized an event called Deadlifts Against Domestic Violence, a powerlifting-style...

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Posted - Oct 10Read More

National Leaders, UK Launch HEALing Communities Study to Stem Tide of Opioid Deaths

Flanked by national leaders in the fight to reduce deaths from opioid use – including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar – the University of Kentucky...

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Posted - Oct 9Read More

$2.8 Million Grant Will Fund Preclinical Study of New Dementia Treatment

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has received a five-year, $2.8 million grant to underwrite preclinical efficacy studies of a potential new treatment for dementia. The drug candidate,...

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Posted - Oct 7Read More

Important Steps to Prevent Dementia

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 - Oct 7Read More

Behind the Blue Logo

'Behind the Blue': How UK, State Partners Are Working to Help Incarcerated Women With Opioid Use Disorder

The University of Kentucky recently received an $8.8 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish a Clinical Research Center as part...

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Posted - Oct 3Read More

UK Polk Dalton Clinic Creates Educational Series for Patients

The UK Polk Dalton Clinic is launching a new educational outreach program that will tackle tough topics, including a variety of issues identified as barriers to living healthy and happy lives.The “First...

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Posted - Oct 2Read More

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UK Regeneration Research Featured in Nature Communications

A new study by researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences and College of Medicine is featured in Nature Communications this week.Sandeep Saxena, Hemendra Vekaria, Patrick Sullivan...

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Posted - Oct 1Read More

Markey Surgeon Fights Breast Cancer at Work – and at Home

At just eight years old, Emily Marcinkowski already knew she wanted to be a doctor.As the only child to a single mother who worked as an OR nurse, Emily often tagged along to the hospital during her mom’s...

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Posted - Sep 30Read More

Dr. Anthony Sinai

How a South Indian Script is Changing the Way Science Views Parasite

A unique partnership between an engineer and a scientist at the University of Kentucky has produced data that is challenging prevailing wisdom about a potentially life-threatening parasite's behavior and...

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Posted - Sep 26Read More