Students participate in a poster session

Federal, Foundation Grants Support Summer Undergraduate Research at UK

By Vice President for Research Lisa CassisThis summer 17 undergraduate students came to UK to participate in and learn about biomedical-related research. They took part in two 10-week programs: Summer...

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Dr. Florin Despa recognized at a reception honoring faculty promoted in UK’s College of Medicine

Dr. Florin Despa was recently recognized at a reception honoring faculty promoted in UK’s College of Medicine. Dr. Despa is now a full Professor and among eleven other faculty achieving this rank in the...

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Congratulations to Dr. Sanda Despa

Congratulations to Dr. Sanda Despa who is the recipient of a new NIH R01 award entitled “Role of myocyte dysregulation in diabetic heart disease”. This ~$450K award from the National Institute of Heart, Lung...

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Dr. Shuxia Wang appointed to UK’s Biological Sciences Area Advisory Committee

Dr. Shuxia Wang was recently appointed to UK’s Biological Sciences Area Advisory Committee. This appointment comes directly from President Capilouto and Dr. Wang will serve in an advisory capacity to both the...

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2018 - Undergraduate Research Experience In Environmental Health Sciences (SURES) Program

Undergraduate Research Experience in Environmental Health Sciences (SURES) Program (2018)A research-training program for undergraduates after their sophomore year.  This program is specifically for students...

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3rd Annual Symposium - Healthy Hearts For Women

Organized by Drs. Loria and Yiannikouris.Sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, SAHA Cardiovascular Research Center, and the Gill Heart InstituteScheduled Speakers:  Dr. Jane F....

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UK Researcher Traces Molecular Pathways to Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

An array of scientific evidence demonstrates a correlation between diets high in fat and cholesterol content and blockages in the arteries, which lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD). But a lesser-known risk...

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Al-Siraj’s Sex Chromosome Study Published in Circulation

Yasir Al-Siraj, a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, is the lead author of a paper published in Circulation, a leading...

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Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Students

Our Graduate Students recently participated in the "Cards for Hospitalized Kids"  drive. They channeled their artistic sides and hand made close to 50 holiday cards for sick children spending the holidays in...

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Hollie Swanson: Publishing a manuscript as a class project....

The recent publication of the manuscript entitled "Current and Emerging Uses of Statins in Clinical Therapeutics: A Review" with my co-authors (Jonathan T. Davies, Spencer F. Delfino, Chad E. Feinberg, Meghan...

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Nika Larian Maps Interactions between Nutrients, Exposures & Diabetes

Nika Larian, a PhD student in Lisa Cassis's lab at the UK Superfund Research Center, is studying the aryl hydrocarbon receptor, or AHR, a transcription factor with roles in drug metabolism and detoxification....

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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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Robin Shoemaker-Council on Hypertension Awardee

Robin Shoemaker-Council on Hypertension Awardee. The American Heart Association held its annual Council on Hypertension session September 14-17th in Orlando, Florida. Our congratulations to Dr. Robin Shoemaker...

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Dr. Jia Luo

F. Despa, L. Cassis, J. Luo - New Funding for Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences!

Congratulations to Dr. Florin Despa and colleagues for receiving TWO new grants to study the pathology of amylin dysregulation in neurodegenerative and/or vascular disease. His new NIH R01 is entitled “Role of...

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Summer Undergraduate Researchers in the Department

Congratulations to all undergraduate student researchers and their mentors:Miriam Hill (Xavier University, Louisianna) - Dr. Hollie Swanson Amanda Hoskins (University of Kentucky) - Drs.Sanda and Florin Despa ...

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UK Scientist Profiles Get 324,000 Views on LabTV

Over the last six months, videos of 22 biomedical researchers from the University of Kentucky, featured on the national website LabTV, have garnered 324,000 views. features thousands of researchers...

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