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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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Posted - May 13Read More

Through UK Online Program, Health Professionals Learn the Importance of Nutrition in Patient Care

Graduates say the online certificate program is “1,000-percent worth doing.”Cathryn Benson, APRN, has worked 13 years in health care, most recently in hospital medicine and anesthesia. She wanted to learn how...

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Posted - Mar 28Read More

The Impact of Research at the UK College of Medicine

Top photo: Brittany Rice, PhD, (left) and Kevin Pearson, PhD, director of inclusive research initiatives, pose for a portrait in Dr. Pearson's lab.-------Urim Geleta is only into her senior year of her...

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Posted - Jan 31Read More

Annual Symposium Explores Advancements in Women's Heart Health

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2022) – Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States. More than 4,800 women die each year from heart disease in Kentucky. Nationally, women are dying...

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Posted - Jan 28Read More

'UK at the Half': Meet UK Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2021) — For this “UK at the Half,” Lisa Cassis, vice president for research at the University of Kentucky, shares how leaders across campus came together to find a path forward for...

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Posted - Nov 29Read More

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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Posted - Oct 18Read More

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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Posted - Oct 6Read More

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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Posted - Sep 27Read More

Cardiovascular Research by Dr. Frederique Yiannikouris Spotlighted

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 14, 2021) — What if there were a way to cure hypertension associated with obesity? University of Kentucky researcher Frédérique Yiannikouris, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the ...

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Posted - Sep 14Read More

Summer Research Experience at UK Inspires Undergraduates

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 21, 2021) — Each summer, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine hosts an intensive, graduate-level research program that sets undergraduates aspiring to become health care...

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Posted - Jul 21Read More

UK Study Finds Time-Restricted Eating May Reduce Diabetes-Related Hypertension

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 2, 2021) — A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study suggests that time-restricted eating may be able to help people with Type 2 diabetes reduce nocturnal hypertension, which...

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Dr. Michael Piascik to Retire after 40 Years with College of Medicine

In his 40 years at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Michael T. Piascik, PhD, has mentored hundreds of medical students and graduate students while bringing key funding to the college as a...

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Posted - Jun 7Read More

UK Researcher’s Work Included in 'Best of Cell Metabolism 2020' Collection

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 27, 2021) — Annually, Best of Cell Press celebrates the highest-impact research published in their journals during the previous year. A paper by Barbara Nikolajczyk, Ph.D., professor of...

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Posted - Apr 27Read More

PILOT PROJECT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

PILOT PROJECT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY THE CENTER FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH EXCELLENCE ON OBESITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES (COCVD)The NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Obesity and...

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Posted - Apr 15Read More

College of Medicine Departments Make Strides in 2020 Blue Ridge Rankings

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine would like to recognize and congratulate its departments that made it in the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR) 2020 rankings.BRIMR rankings,...

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Posted - Mar 30Read More

UK Study Potentially Links Low Blood Amylin Level to Reduced Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2021) — More than 5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease and that number is projected to triple by 2050. Despite that growing number, there is not yet a cure.Florin Despa...

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Posted - Jan 20Read More