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Markey Receives ACS Grant to Remove Transportation Barriers for Patients

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has been awarded a transportation grant from the American Cancer Society. The funds will help alleviate the financial burden of...

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UK Study: Tobacco Marketing Exposure Linked to Community Vulnerability

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2021) — A recent University of Kentucky College of Medicine study found that young adults from vulnerable communities are more likely to be exposed to tobacco marketing in their daily...

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Doctoral Candidate Courtney Kloske Leads Formation of WIMS Mentoring Program

Courtney Kloske, a fifth-year doctoral candidate, became involved in Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) thanks to Monica Chau, PhD, research assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery and then-...

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College of Medicine Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts with Prestigious Award

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest...

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National Hispanic Heritage Month: Q&A with Dr. Alexandra Kejner

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. In the following Q&A, Alexandra Kejner, MD, assistant professor of head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstruction,...

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'UK at the Half': Michael Rankin Transforms Medical Education in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 11, 2021) — For this "UK at the Half," Michael D. Rankin, M.D., a 1980 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine discusses his time at UK and how it inspired him to lead...

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UK Study Suggests Personalized Medicine May be the Future of Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2021) — A recently released paper from the Department of Physiology and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine suggests that your...

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Markey Study Shows Nutrient-Regulated Hormone Alters Stem Cell Function

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2021) — A new study from the lab of University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Director Mark Evers, M.D., demonstrates the critical role of the hormone neurotensin in cell proliferation and...

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UK Study Highlights the Importance of Signaling Molecule in Obesity

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2021) — Recent work from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine published in Cell Press discusses an essential signaling pathway that causes metabolic dysfunction including...

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UK Research Identifies Gene Linked to Evolution of Limb Development

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2021) — University of Kentucky College of Medicine researchers were part of a new study that gives insight into how limb development evolved in vertebrates.The findings, published in ...

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National Hispanic Heritage Month: Q&A with Carlos Marin

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. In the following Q&A, Carlos Marin, assistant dean for community and cultural engagement, discusses what the month means to him and what he...

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Dr. Higgins Selected to Participate in Prestigious Harvard Medical Education Program

Brian Higgins, PhD, has been named one of the few medical educators across the world selected for this year’s prestigious Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions.Through the annual...

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UK Study Shows Combination Therapy May Potentially Improve Ovarian Cancer Patient Outcomes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2021) — A new study from University of Kentucky Markey Cancer researchers demonstrates a combination of two drugs may be useful to treat ovarian cancers that are resistant to...

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Women in Medicine Month Spotlight: Dr. Analia Loria-Kinsey

In a Q&A for Women in Medicine Month, Analia S. Loria-Kinsey, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and nutritional sciences, discusses how she contributes to the College of Medicine and how she...

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'Behind the Blue': Cardiovascular Health and Research With Alan Daugherty

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2021) — University of Kentucky’s Saha Cardiovascular Research Center recently held its annual Cardiovascular Research Day, an event that showcases innovative research in...

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"Please, get the vaccine." What you should know about COVID-19 and pregnancy

September 16, 2021 / In Children, Our People, Patient Stories, Women’s Health / By UK HealthCarePregnant people with COVID-19 are at increased risk for severe illness, increased risk for premature birth, and...

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