Getchell Memorial Award Honors Graduate Scientist's Persistence in Seeking National Funding

Getchell Memorial Award Honors Graduate Scientist's Persistence in Seeking National Funding

The second annual Thomas V. Getchell, Ph.D., Memorial Award for excellence in grant writing was presented to Jenna Gollihue, a graduate student in the University of Kentucky Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, on Nov. 2.

Kyprianou Named 2016 Urology Care Foundation Distinguished Research Scholar Alumna

Kyprianou Named 2016 Urology Care Foundation Distinguished Research Scholar Alumna

Dr. Natasha Kyrpianou has been chosen as the 2016 Urology Care Foundation Distinguished Research Scholar Alumna. The award recognizes those in the urologic community who have compiled significant and substantial research and demonstrated academic leadership as well as a commitment to scholarship to advance urology care. Dr.

UK Student Earns Halcomb Fellowship for Research Merging Physics and Medicine

UK Student Earns Halcomb Fellowship for Research Merging Physics and Medicine

University of Kentucky medical student and doctoral candidate Scott Thalman, who is developing novel imaging techniques for identifying early risk factors for sudden cardiac death, received the Halcomb Fellowship for researchers in medicine and engineering.

Gill Heart Institute Physician Receives National Excellence in Teaching Award

Gill Heart Institute Physician Receives National Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Mikel Smith, the Alberto Mazzoleni Professor of Cardiology and the director of echocardiography at the Gill Heart Institute, has been given the American Society of Echocardiography's 2014 Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award.

The award recognizes an outstanding teacher who epitomizes the ideal qualities of a mentor and role model.

Yasuma Receives Fight for Sight Postdoctoral Research Award

Yasuma Receives Fight for Sight Postdoctoral Research Award

Tetsuhiro Yasuma, postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been selected to receive the 2014 Fight for Sight Postdoctoral Award from Fight for Sight, a non-profit organization that promotes eye research by providing pilot funding to promising new researchers.

Sanders-Brown Research Presentation Garners Hirano Prize

Sanders-Brown Research Presentation Garners Hirano Prize

Dr. Peter T. Nelson of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) at the University of Kentucky, and David Fardo of UK's Department of Biostatistics, have been awarded the 2014 Asao Hirano Prize from the American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) for the best paper presented on neurodegenerative diseases at its annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, last month.