UK Neuroscientist Authors Study Using Brain Imaging to Assess Mental States with Criminal Relevance

UK Neuroscientist Authors Study Using Brain Imaging to Assess Mental States with Criminal Relevance

To prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt, jurors must find evidence a defendant was culpable of a criminal act. Culpability refers to a person’s awareness and mental state, and in cases of criminal conviction, the degree of culpability or “guiltiness” dictates the degree of punishment. Depending on culpability, a punishment ranges from a small fine to life in prison.

Daugherty is Editor-in-Chief of American Heart Association Journal for Second Term

Daugherty is Editor-in-Chief of American Heart Association Journal for Second Term

Alan Daugherty, senior associate dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, was recently approved to renew his contract as editor-in-chief of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association (ATVB) for a second five-year term. ATVB is one of the five core journals of the American Heart Association.

New UK Course Prepares PhDs for the Realities of a Crowded Job Market

New UK Course Prepares PhDs for the Realities of a Crowded Job Market

In a recent article in the journal Nature Biotechnology, University of Kentucky Assistant Professor Nathan Vanderford and doctoral candidate Heather Norman-Burgdolf describe a course developed to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows be prepared for the realities of the job market.

UK's Vanderford featured in Nature

UK's Vanderford featured in Nature

Nathan Vanderford, assistant director for research at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and assistant professor in the Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology, has a featured article on graduate education in the March 5 edition of Nature. Nature is one of the most prominent and prestigious interdisciplinary scientific journals in the world.

UK Chair of Neuroscience Inducted as President-Elect of National Neurotrauma Society

UK Chair of Neuroscience Inducted as President-Elect of National Neurotrauma Society

University of Kentucky Endowed Chair of Neuroscience Dr. Diane Snow was recently elected by her colleagues to serve as president-elect of the National Neurotrauma Society (NNS). With this appointment, Snow will hold the position of president in 2015-2016.

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.