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Healthy Hearts for Women Virtual Symposium and WIMS Virtual Round Table

The seventh annual Healthy Hearts for Women virtual symposium will take place Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. A virtual round table hosted by Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) will follow the symposium.8:30 a.m.-...

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Posted - Jan 22Read More

Why COVID-19 Vaccine Research Remains Critical

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2021) — While the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines continue to be administered across the United States under an emergency authorization status, ongoing coronavirus vaccine...

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Posted - Jan 22Read More

Markey Names Rogers as Director of Kentucky Cancer Program – East

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2021) – The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announces the appointment of Mindy Rogers as director of the Kentucky Cancer Program – East, which is housed within the Cancer...

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Posted - Jan 20Read More

UK Study Potentially Links Low Blood Amylin Level to Reduced Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2021) — More than 5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease and that number is projected to triple by 2050. Despite that growing number, there is not yet a cure.Florin Despa...

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Posted - Jan 20Read More

New Study to Provide 1st In-Depth Look at Hip Pain in Patients With Marfan Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Kentucky have received a $100,000 grant from The Marfan Foundation to assess how patients with Marfan syndrome develop hip pain. The study will be conducted by Mary Sheppard,...

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Posted - Jan 14Read More

Wethington Award Recipients Donate $80K to UK's CRISIS Program

Each year, the University of Kentucky rewards exceptional research faculty with the Wethington Awards, a way to acknowledge great work while incentivizing extramurally sponsored research activity.After...

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Posted - Jan 11Read More

Kentucky Office of Rural Health Receives MediStar Award

The Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) recently received the Excellence in Education Award, one of the annual MediStar Awards given to health care organizations and professionals in Kentucky and southern...

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Posted - Jan 5Read More

Young Teen Continuing Active Lifestyle Thanks to Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center

"How could I have missed this? She was growing, eating, drinking and playing lots of softball."Those thoughts went rushing through Crystal and Vernon Cecil's minds in August of 2017. Their 10-year-old, Evie...

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Posted - Dec 29Read More

Spotlight: Stephanie White, Member of DEI Leadership Team

This feature appeared in the blog of George Wright, the University of Kentucky's vice president for institutional diversity.Recently, I was grateful to have a conversation with Dr. Stephanie White, associate...

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Posted - Dec 17Read More

Dr. Kevin Pearson Named Director of Inclusive Research Initiatives

As part of its commitment toward creating a more inclusive work and learning environment, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine has established additional leadership roles in the Office of Diversity,...

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Posted - Dec 14Read More

Dr. Brian Stevenson Receives Two Major Grants to Study Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne bacterial disease in the U.S., with 200,000 new cases each year. While incidence in Kentucky typically has been relatively low, the incidence of the tick vector,...

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Posted - Dec 7Read More

Dr. Craig van Horne Named Chair of Neurosurgery

Following the excellent and long-tenure of leadership by Phillip A. Tibbs, MD, the UK College of Medicine has announced Craig G. van Horne, MD, PhD, as the new chair for the department of neurosurgery...

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Posted - Dec 7Read More

Dr. Marilyn Duncan Elected to Serve on University Senate Council

Marilyn Duncan, PhD, a driven researcher and well-regarded professor in the department of neuroscience, has been elected to serve on the University Senate Council, the executive body of the University Senate. ...

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Posted - Dec 1Read More

Alzheimer's Awareness Month Q&A with Dr. Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Neuroscience and a researcher at the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, an internationally recognized...

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Posted - Dec 1Read More

UK’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Director Elected as AAAS Fellow

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 24, 2020) — Linda J. Van Eldik, director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of...

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UK Researchers Advancing Wastewater Testing to Track COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2020) — Researchers in the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine and College of Engineering are testing a new technology to evaluate wastewater to track community presence of...

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Posted - Nov 18Read More