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People Behind Our Research: Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf and the Epigenetics of Cancer

University of Kentucky researcher Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf affectionately describes the formation of her career as an “accident.”Originally hailing from the Republic of Cameroon, Africa, Fondufe-Mittendorf...

Tags - Research, Women in Medicine

Posted - May 28Read More

'Behind the Blue': Lee Kiefer Balances Medical School and Olympic Dreams

Just in case you’re thinking, ‘I have a really busy schedule,’ pause for a moment to consider just what University of Kentucky College of Medicine student Lee Kiefer has ‘on her plate.’A graduate of Paul...

Tags - Students, Medical Education

Posted - May 22Read More

Markey, LLS Host Eighth Annual “Meet the Researchers” Day

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) recently hosted their eighth annual “Meet the Researchers” Day. This event is a field trip given as a prize to two...

Tags - Research

Posted - May 21Read More

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