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UK CERH to host Kentucky Rural Telehealth Summit in June

HAZARD, Ky. (May 20, 2022) —The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) will host the 2022 Kentucky Rural Telehealth Summit on Thursday, June 9 at the Embassy Suites on Newtown...

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People Behind Our Research: Ilhem Messaoudi Decoding the Mysteries of the Immune System

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2022) — The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the immune system, revealing there is still much about how it functions that is not well understood: Why do some people get severe...

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Ky. Cancer Needs Assessment Report Details Critical Steps to Address Cancer Burden

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 16, 2022) — Everyone has a story.And in Kentucky, it is likely that you know of at least one person whose story involves cancer – whether you are living with the disease yourself or...

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Organization Fosters Connections for Students Involved in Research

For students in research, the journey toward earning a graduate or postgraduate degree can be rewarding once they begin laboratory work, but at times, also very isolating.“Once you join your lab, you go to...

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Alumni Spotlight: UK Helped Dr. Cecil Find His True Calling - Otolaryngology

For more than two decades, Michael Cecil, MD ’00, R ’05, has served the Lexington, Ky., community as a physician committed to advancing the health and well-being of the Commonwealth.Dr. Cecil is an eastern...

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Markey Study Finds 'Super Gene' Shows Promise for Preventing Obesity

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 13, 2022) — Nearly three decades after first discovering the tumor-suppressing Par-4 “super gene” that has been shown to kill cancer cells, a team of researchers at the University of...

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Jonathan Davies holding a sign that says, "I matched with Surgery."

UK Medicine Grad’s Nontraditional Path Prepares Him for Next Steps

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 13, 2022) — While completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky, Jonathan Davies found himself at a crossroads. He had stretched himself too thin with involvement in...

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College of Medicine Students from Bowling Green Campus

'A Family Atmosphere' – UK Medicine’s Bowling Green Campus Celebrates 1st Graduating Class

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 12, 2022) — In August of 2018, the inaugural class of medical students with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus arrived at Van Meter Hall at Western Kentucky...

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UK Grad Ready for Next Steps to Become a Well-Rounded Rural Physician

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 11, 2022) — Rob Brooks is from Bedford, Kentucky, a town of fewer than 600 people in Trimble County. He grew up knowing that rural areas like his hometown are typically underserved in...

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Jonathan Davies Will Fulfill Long-Awaited Dream at Graduation

While completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky, Jonathan Davies, MS, found himself at a crossroads. He had stretched himself too thin with involvement in organizations and programs,...

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Gyn-Oncology Fellow Dr. Hutchcraft’s Research Recognized on National Stage

Megan Hutchcraft, MD, a gynecological oncology fellow at the UK College of Medicine and UK Markey Cancer Center, was recently recognized by the premier organization for professionals in gynecologic cancer care...

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Dr. Hall and Dr. Xenos Elected to the University Senate

The UK College of Medicine is excited to announce that Sarah Hall, MD, PhD, and Eleftherios Xenos, MD, PhD, have been elected to represent the college on the University Senate.The University Senate is the...

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UNITE Research Showcase Agenda Highlights Racial Equity

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 3, 2022) — The University of Kentucky’s UNited In True racial Equity (UNITE) Research Priority Area will host its inaugural research showcase on Wednesday, May 4. The 2022 UNITE Research...

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‘Everybody’s Voice is Heard’: Committee Established to Engage College of Medicine on Diversity Issues

In 2020, high-profile murders of Black civilians by police garnered national attention, shining a light on the growing need for social change. Learners at the UK College of Medicine collaborated to compose a...

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Multi-Sensory Approach Benefits Communication With Those Living With Dementia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 2, 2022) — Are you caring for someone with dementia? We invite you to participate in a research study that offers the Harmony at H.O.M.E. (Help Online Modifying the Environment) telehealth...

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‘Biochemist at Heart’: Dr. Sun’s Innate Curiosity Propels Successful Early Research Career

Ramon Sun, PhD, is an assistant professor of neuroscience whose lab focuses on interpreting the molecular events connecting complex carbohydrate metabolism to cellular metabolism, signaling, and physiology....

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