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UK Launches $15 Million KeY Treat Study in Perry County

Today, University of Kentucky officials provided updates on the recently launched Kentucky Viral Hepatitis Treatment Project (KeY Treat), a three-year, $15 million study co-funded by the National Cancer...

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Dr. Carol Husteddem, director of Population Medicine Education, leads a discussion with members of the PCTE grant team.

Family and Community Medicine Team Receives National Award

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Primary Care Training Enhancement (PCTE) grant team was recently selected to receive the Outstanding Educational...

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Dr. Sarah Tully Marks

Marks Selected as UK's First Bell Addiction Medicine Scholar

Dr. Sarah Tully Marks, assistant professor and the associate residency program director in the University of Kentucky Department of Community and Family Medicine, has been selected as UK’s first Bell Addiction...

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Posted - Jan 21Read More

Dr. Pete Nelson in his lab at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Nelson co-chaired an international workgroup that characterized another form of dementia. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo

UK Researcher Makes 'Top Science Stories of 2019' List by Discover Magazine

An international group of experts led by Dr. Peter Nelson, a neuropathologist at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, is being recognized as one of the top science stories of 2019 by...

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Posted - Jan 16Read More

UK researchers (from left) Matthew Gentry, Haining Zhu and Lisha Kuang co-authored a study that shows a class of antibiotics could be a promising therapy for frontotemporal dementia. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

Antibiotics Could Be Promising Treatment for Form of Dementia

Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine have found that a class of antibiotics called aminoglycosides could be a promising treatment for frontotemporal dementia.Results of their proof...

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Posted - Jan 10Read More

New research by the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine reveals that supplementing the body's short chain fatty acids could improve stroke recovery.

Gut Microbes May Improve Stroke Recovery

New research shows that the microorganisms in our gut could help protect brain cells from damage caused by inflammation after a stroke.The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience by researchers from...

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Center for Health Equity Transformation Seeks to Improve Health of All Kentuckians

People in Kentucky experience some of the highest rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease, substance use, diabetes and obesity in the nation. These health disparities are the focus of work inside the Healthy...

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UK Honors Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Researchers

More than 70,000 Kentuckians are living with Alzheimer's disease, which likely means that you know someone whose life has been touched — directly or indirectly — by dementia. And since that number is expected...

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Posted - Jan 2Read More

College of Medicine grad triumphs through tragedy to inspire next generation

As the oldest girl of nine children, Jazmyne Barney always knew she served an important role in her family. She was the “mom of the sibling group,” as she calls it, and because of this, she felt she had the...

Tags - Toxicology and Cancer Biology, Graduate Medical Education, Commencement ceremony

Posted - Dec 20Read More

Watch live at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. as UK honors its December 2019 graduates.

Watch Live as UK Celebrates December Graduates

Today, the University of Kentucky will honor its Fall 2019 graduates at the December 2019 Commencement Ceremonies.  The two ceremonies will begin 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. EST today in Rupp Arena. Both ceremonies...

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Bondada Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Subbarao Bondada, professor of microbiology in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Markey Cancer Center, has been named a...

Tags - Research, Immunology, Microbiology

Posted - Dec 16Read More

From left are Dr. Fran Feltner, Director, UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health; HCTC President Dr. Jennifer Lindon; William Mace Baker, Director, Kentucky Homeplace; Tim Koogler, K Tech Director; and Amy Johnston, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.

UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health Program Offers Free Community Health Worker Tuition and Training for Students

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) and the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CEHR) announced a grant to support the first-ever Students Striving Toward Better Health in Self and Community...

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Posted - Dec 10Read More

College of Medicine professor appointed to Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education's Faculty Advisory Network

Luke H. Bradley, PhD, Chellgren Endowed Professor in the department of neuroscience, was recently selected by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education as a member of its newly-established Faculty...

Tags - Neuroscience, Research, Biochemistry

Posted - Dec 3Read More

Jennifer Havens | UK Photo Pete Comparoni

'Behind the Blue': UK Researcher Jennifer Havens Works to Develop Treatment for Hepatitis C

The University of Kentucky is tackling many of Kentucky’s toughest health issues through research aimed at making documented, measured progress.Among the many ongoing examples of UK’s faculty researchers...

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Posted - Nov 22Read More

Dr. Peter Nelson

UK Biospecimen Resources Can Support UK Research

At the University of Kentucky, multiple innovative biospecimen resources are available to assist research. A video produced by the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) highlights the...

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Posted - Nov 21Read More

UK Study Examines Appalachian Kentucky’s Breast Cancer Care Disparities

It is estimated that nearly 40 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer will require a mastectomy. For those patients, breast reconstruction surgery is a valuable part of comprehensive breast cancer care...

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Posted - Nov 20Read More