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Pediatric Cancer Research Funding Critical to Save Lives

Innovative research in pediatric cancers is happening every day at the University of Kentucky.In the United States, 80% of children are cured of their cancer, but 20% are not.“The most important thing we can...

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Posted - May 23Read More

People Behind Our Research: Ilhem Messaoudi Decoding the Mysteries of the Immune System

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2022) — The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the immune system, revealing there is still much about how it functions that is not well understood: Why do some people get severe...

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Posted - May 18Read More

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

Jonathan Davies Will Fulfill Long-Awaited Dream at Graduation

While completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky, Jonathan Davies, MS, found himself at a crossroads. He had stretched himself too thin with involvement in organizations and programs,...

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Posted - May 5Read More

Dr. Hall and Dr. Xenos Elected to the University Senate

The UK College of Medicine is excited to announce that Sarah Hall, MD, PhD, and Eleftherios Xenos, MD, PhD, have been elected to represent the college on the University Senate.The University Senate is the...

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Posted - May 5Read More

UNITE Research Showcase Agenda Highlights Racial Equity

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 3, 2022) — The University of Kentucky’s UNited In True racial Equity (UNITE) Research Priority Area will host its inaugural research showcase on Wednesday, May 4. The 2022 UNITE Research...

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Posted - May 3Read More

‘Everybody’s Voice is Heard’: Committee Established to Engage College of Medicine on Diversity Issues

In 2020, high-profile murders of Black civilians by police garnered national attention, shining a light on the growing need for social change. Learners at the UK College of Medicine collaborated to compose a...

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Posted - May 2Read More

Congratulations to the Inaugural Winners of the College of Medicine MVPE Awards

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce the faculty, staff, and learner winners of the inaugural Mission, Vision, Pillar, and Enabler Awards.These awards are new for the college...

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Posted - Apr 8Read More

New Obstetrics and Gynecology Division Created to Advance Patient Care

A new division has been established in the UK College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to improve the coordination of care in labor and delivery.Assistant professor Andrea Tucker, MD,...

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Posted - Apr 8Read 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

‘Research Made Possible’ Podcast: Schoenberg on Community-based Research

The best solutions begin when you listen to the people whose problems you’re trying to solve. That community-based focus — the crux of what Nancy Schoenberg, Ph.D., says is her approach as a medical...

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Posted - Mar 25Read More

UK Begins 1st Clinical Trial in the World for Newly Discovered Form of Dementia

The motivation driving the work of Pete Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., is personal. His grandmother, Sylvia Becker, died with Alzheimer's disease, and he says his mother then grew terrified of developing the disease.“It...

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Posted - Mar 16Read More

Gill Foundation Honors Excellence in Cardiovascular Medicine, Research

The Gill Awards, given each year through the generous support of the Gill Foundation of Texas, honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine, both through...

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Posted - Mar 16Read More

College of Medicine’s New Professional Master’s Degree Trains Students for Wide Job Market in Forensics

Housed in the UK College of Medicine Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology is a new professional master’s degree program that is the only one of its kind in the state of Kentucky, and the fifth of its...

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Posted - Mar 16Read More

UK’s ‘World Class Sequencing Center’ Benefits Kentucky Research, Clinical Diagnoses

Shulin Zhang, MD, PhD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, began his career as a clinical molecular geneticist when the famous Human Genome Project was in its final stages. A 23-year international...

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Posted - Mar 8Read More

UK's Disease Detectives Use Wastewater Testing to Monitor COVID Infection Trends

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine and College of Engineering have joined forces to track the virus’ presence in the community using wastewater...

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Posted - Feb 23Read More