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BEAM: An Alliance Developing Therapies Targeting Brain Metabolism to Treat Disease

Brain metabolism is the process by which the brain converts nutrients into energy and small molecule signals. When there are breakdowns in brain metabolism, this can lead to serious neurological diseases...

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Markey’s ACTION Program Develops Cancer Education Curriculum for Appalachian Schools

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2021) – After conducting a study to assess the need for cancer education materials in Appalachian Kentucky, members of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s Appalachian...

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TISA: An Alliance Identifying Solutions to Help Increase Health Care Value

Many major inefficiencies in health care can be credited to two things: the lack of implementation of known beneficial therapies, and, conversely, the use of non-evidenced based care that may offer no benefits...

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Posted - Feb 15Read More

'There was Hope' – Massachusetts Patient Finds Treatment for Rare Cancer at Markey

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2021) — For Massachusetts resident Sherry Irwin, an unexpected bout of breathlessness was the first inkling that something was amiss. A retired primary care physician, she was doing...

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K-RALD: An Alliance Providing a Cohesive Approach to Pulmonary Research

Peter Morris, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a pulmonary/critical care faculty member at UK HealthCare, pulls up a map showing the U.S. prevalence of chronic...

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Posted - Feb 8Read More

Brian Hamilton Named Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is thrilled to announce the addition of Brian Hamilton, MEd, as its new director of diversity, equity, and inclusion.In this newly established role, Hamilton...

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Posted - Feb 1Read More

CURE Alliance: Paving the Way for Fighting COVID-19

In early 2020, shortly after SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, was first detected in Wuhan, China, the public learned of the virus’s devastating consequences and the dangers of its spread. But much...

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Posted - Feb 1Read More

Markey Joins Nationwide Effort to Encourage Resumption of Cancer Screening, Treatment

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is teaming up with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), the American Cancer Society (ACS) and other leading...

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Dr. Ima Ebong Named on List of '1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America'

Ima Ebong, MD, MS, assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Neurology, was recently named one of “1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America” in a list published by...

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Posted - Jan 28Read More

Markey Names Rogers as Director of Kentucky Cancer Program – East

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2021) – The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announces the appointment of Mindy Rogers as director of the Kentucky Cancer Program – East, which is housed within the Cancer...

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Wethington Award Recipients Donate $80K to UK's CRISIS Program

Each year, the University of Kentucky rewards exceptional research faculty with the Wethington Awards, a way to acknowledge great work while incentivizing extramurally sponsored research activity.After...

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Posted - Jan 11Read More

Dr. Kevin Pearson Named Director of Inclusive Research Initiatives

As part of its commitment toward creating a more inclusive work and learning environment, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine has established additional leadership roles in the Office of Diversity,...

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Posted - Dec 14Read More

Dr. Brian Stevenson Receives Two Major Grants to Study Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne bacterial disease in the U.S., with 200,000 new cases each year. While incidence in Kentucky typically has been relatively low, the incidence of the tick vector,...

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Posted - Dec 7Read More

Dr. Marilyn Duncan Elected to Serve on University Senate Council

Marilyn Duncan, PhD, a driven researcher and well-regarded professor in the department of neuroscience, has been elected to serve on the University Senate Council, the executive body of the University Senate. ...

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Posted - Dec 1Read More

Alzheimer's Awareness Month Q&A with Dr. Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Neuroscience and a researcher at the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, an internationally recognized...

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Posted - Dec 1Read More

UK Researchers Advancing Wastewater Testing to Track COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2020) — Researchers in the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine and College of Engineering are testing a new technology to evaluate wastewater to track community presence of...

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Posted - Nov 18Read More