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Alliance Research Initiative Provides 'Great Opportunity' for Graduate Student

Hammodah Alfar is in his second year of graduate school in the UK College of Medicine Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, with a specialized interest in platelet biology.He has gained important...

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UK Study to Reveal Health Equity Impacts of Flavored Tobacco Sale Restrictions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 21, 2021) – A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study will examine how policies that restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes impact health...

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College of Medicine Commemorates Juneteenth

Juneteenth is observed on June 19, 2021, to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. On this day, enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were notified they had actually been freed...

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CHET Announces Pilot Grant Awardees

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 14, 2021) – The University of Kentucky’s Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) has awarded pilot funding to support two faculty members’ research aimed at identifying, reducing...

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UK’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Prepares for This Year’s 'Memory Sunday'

Memory Sunday is designated nationally as the second Sunday in June. Memory Sunday was established to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on the African American community, since their...

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UK’s Sanders-Brown Researchers Discover Polyamines Prevent Collection of Alzheimer’s Disease Protein

A study by several researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) was recently highlighted in AlzForum. The study focuses on polyamines, the nitrogen-packed aliphatic...

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Posted - Jun 7Read More

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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New UK Research May Offer Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 4, 2021) — University of Kentucky Department of Neuroscience Professor Greg Gerhardt, Ph.D., hypothesizes that the balance of glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) — two main...

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UK Research Could Lead to Treatment for Aortic Aneurysms

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2021) — Thanks to a $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a University of Kentucky College of Medicine team will study the culprit behind thoracic aortic...

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Gipson-Reichardt Honored for Contributions to Drug Abuse Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 2021) — University of Kentucky College of Medicine researcher Cassandra Gipson-Reichardt, Ph.D., has received the College on Problems of Drug Dependence’s (CPDD) 2021 Joseph Cochin...

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Betty Graham: 'Skin Cancer Screenings Saved My Life'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 2021) – It’s no secret the sun can be damaging to the skin. About 10 years ago, Betty Graham began to learn this the hard way.After noticing an unusual spot on her leg, a skin cancer...

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Kunos Appointed Medical Director of Markey Clinical Research Office

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 25, 2021) – The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announces that radiation oncologist Dr. Charles Kunos will join the center and serve as medical director of Markey’s Clinical...

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Dr. Ilhem Messaoudi Named Chair of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

It is with excitement that after an extensive, nationwide search, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine will officially welcome Ilhem Messaoudi, PhD, to campus as the new chair of the department of...

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VITAL: An Alliance Building the Infrastructure to Expand UK’s Disease Research Capability

Beth Garvy, PhD, and Sidney Whiteheart, PhD, originally planned to study blood clotting in HIV-positive patients when they first approached one another to establish a unified research team. Then COVID-19...

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MSMS Program Prepares Shaw Powell for Research Career

In elementary school, Shaw Powell’s favorite subjects were art, physical education, and science, and in that order. Interestingly, the Northern Kentucky native’s career has followed this same trajectory.First...

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Research Finds Decline in Drug Overdose Mortality Rates in Eastern Kentucky Counties

 HAZARD, Ky. (May 21, 2021) — Researchers at the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) and the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis at the National Opinion Research Center (...

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