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)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Posted - May 10Read More

UK Board Awards 16 University Professorships for 2019-20

This week, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved 16 University Research Professorships for the 2019-20 academic year.The purpose of the University Research Professorship program is to recognize...

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Posted - May 2Read More

When is Alzheimer's Not Alzheimer's? Researchers Characterize a Different Form of Dementia

In the past, using the terms "Alzheimer’s disease" and "dementia" interchangeably was a generally accepted practice. Now there is rising appreciation that a variety of diseases and disease processes contribute...

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Posted - May 1Read More


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...

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Posted - Apr 29Read More

A Changed View and Changed Approach in UK’s Emergency Departments

When Dr. Roger Humphries was among the first six people to complete an emergency medicine residency at UK HealthCare in 1996, seeing a patient who had overdosed on opioids was uncommon. Today, as the chair of...

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Posted - Apr 24Read More

UK's First Bridge Clinic Offers Immediate Access to Opioid Treatment

After being revived with Naloxone in the emergency room, patients immediately enter withdrawal. Cold chills, vomiting, diarrhea – “dope sickness” is what many call it. The feeling is hard to describe, but many...

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Posted - Apr 23Read More