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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

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...

Tags - Physiology, Research

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...

Tags - Research, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Alzheimer's disease

Posted - May 1Read More

THE CENTER FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH EXCELLENCE ON OBESITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES (COCVD) PILOT PROJECT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

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...

Tags - Emergency Medicine

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...

Tags - Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation, Research

Posted - Apr 23Read More

Annual Report Spotlights UK Research Impact on Kentucky

What impact does University of Kentucky research have on the Commonwealth? The UK Research 2018 Annual Report provides a snapshot of UK’s research: from the opening of the Healthy Kentucky Research Building,...

Tags - Research

Posted - Apr 19Read More

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...

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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