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UK, Kentucky Awarded $87 Million to Lead Effort in Combating Nation's Opioid Epidemic

In the largest grant ever awarded to the University of Kentucky, researchers from UK's Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) and across campus — in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and...

Tags - Opioid Treatment, Research, Grants and Funding

Posted - Apr 18Read More

Mark Williams, MD and Jing Li, MD, MS Share Findings at CMS National Care Transitions Awareness Day Summit

Mark Williams, MD, Chief Quality and Transformation Officer at UK HealthCare and Director of the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research, and Jing Li, MD, MS, Associate Director of the UK...

Tags - Center for Health Services Research, Research

Posted - Apr 17Read More

A "Low Dose Aspirin" for Dementia? Drug Ready for Human Testing

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...

Tags - UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Dementia, Research

Posted - Apr 3Read More

Campus Walk Video: UK College of Medicine

The responsibility of leading the charge to educate a new generation of health care providers, researchers and leaders isn’t something University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean Robert DiPaola takes...

Tags - Dean, Medical Education

Posted - Mar 28Read More

Does Smoking Cause Dementia? Maybe Not, Study Says

It's an irrefutable fact that smoking is bad for you. Study after study has proven that smoking increases your risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes – even blindness.But dementia? Not so fast. A recent...

Tags - Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, Research

Posted - Mar 26Read More

Women's Basketball Player Trades Her Jersey for a White Coat

Athletics teaches discipline, commitment and perseverance. All of those skills are valuable on the court, in the classroom and in life. For first year medical student Rachel Potter, a lot of the discipline and...

Tags - Medical Education, Students

Posted - Mar 21Read More

Medical Students Learn Their Next Destination on Match Day

After four years of medical school and numerous interviews, University of Kentucky College of Medicine students found out where they will continue their medical education in residency programs. Match Day is a...

Tags - Students

Posted - Mar 19Read More

Steltenkamp Named External Chief Medical Officer at UK HealthCare

Dr. Carol Steltenkamp, professor of pediatrics at the University of Kentucky, has been appointed external chief medical officer for UK HealthCare. In this new role, she represents the voices of clinicians in...

Tags - Pediatric, Faculty

Posted - Mar 14Read More

'Behind the Blue': Women Changed the Face and Practice of Medicine

The University of Kentucky community is celebrating Women’s History Month. Throughout March, UKNow will feature the women — past and present — on whose shoulders we stand and whose hard work has made our...

Tags - Women in Medicine

Posted - Mar 13Read More

College of Medicine Celebrates African-American Trailblazers

During February's celebration of Black History Month, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Faculty of Color Network (FCN), with funding from the College of Medicine Diversity & Inclusion Office...

Tags - Diversity

Posted - Feb 28Read More

Global Health Case Competition Winning Team to Compete at Emory

Five students from the University of Kentucky placed in the UK Global Health Case Competition (GHCC), which rallied both undergraduate and graduate students from various colleges to collaborate on...

Tags - Students

Posted - Feb 26Read More

UK Medicine's Experiential Research Demonstrates Power of the TEAM

At the intersection of exceptional patient care and remarkable education is the willingness and desire to adapt. The most forward-thinking health care delivery systems embrace interprofessional collaborative...

Tags - Students

Posted - Feb 21Read More

$2.3 million NIH Grant Aims to Help Improve Diversity in Science and Health Care

Through a recent five-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of Kentucky faculty Don Frazier and Brett Spear will partner with faculty from qualified minority-serving...

Tags - Research, Faculty

Posted - Feb 19Read More

Med Student Who Helped Launch Diversity Program is Now a Physician and Faculty Adviser

A meeting in early 2010 sparked Dr. Ima Ebong's passion to advocate for greater minority representation in medical school — a passion that has propelled her to national recognition for her work.Ebong, a...

Tags - Students, Diversity

Posted - Feb 15Read More

Clinical Trial Gives UK Pathologist New Hope

As a longtime pathologist at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Charles Lutz is no stranger to cancer.Lutz has spent much of his career in the lab, helping patients behind the scenes. At the UK Markey Cancer...

Tags - Clinical Trials, Faculty, Research

Posted - Feb 5Read More

Research Identifies Pathway Connecting Some HIV Drugs With Liver Disease

As a raft of new treatments for HIV infection have come on the market in the past 20 years, AIDS patients have gotten access to drugs that allow them to live longer."These drugs are miracles," said Dr. Richard...

Tags - Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, Research

Posted - Feb 1Read More