Alan Daugherty in the lab
June 1, 2023

A University of Kentucky research scientist studying ways to repair damaged major vessels with medication rather than surgery has received the American Heart Association Merit Award.

Dr. Na'Tasha Evans
May 30, 2023

Following an extensive national search and interviews with highly qualified individuals, the College of Medicine is excited to welcome Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, as the new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and associate professor in the department of behavioral science.

Alan Daugherty giving a presentation at a podium
May 17, 2023

A University of Kentucky expert in cardiovascular health is being honored for his role in leading one of the American Heart Association's journals.

Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center team members outside under a blue tent.
May 4, 2023

For 33 years, on the eve of the "Run for the Roses," the Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala has taken place in Louisville, Kentucky. The star-studded gala centered around the fastest two minutes in sports has helped create a center designed for a much longer run — the entire lifespan of each patient — providing care from pediatrics to adults with one coordinated clinical team.

Medical graphic focusing on the heart within the chest.
May 2, 2023

UK HealthCare Gill Heart and Vascular Institute’s annual Thomas F. Whayne Cardiovascular Symposium will be held on Friday, May 12 at the Campbell House in Lexington.

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April 21, 2023

Originally Published on March 31, 2023:

Columbia University's Rebecca A. Haeusler, PhD, (left) and Stanford University's Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD, (right)
April 3, 2023

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 research and clinical care.

Image spinal cord and brain of subjects
March 30, 2023

Article originally published Feb. 28, 2023 on

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Alliance research initiative - researchers collaborating
March 2, 2023

Nearly three years ago, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine launched the Alliance Research Initiative to promote collaboration and mentorship through interdisciplinary research teams. With members spanning across UK departments and colleges, these teams were established to address Kentucky’s most urgent health needs.

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February 24, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce the faculty, staff, and learners who were winners of the annual Mission, Vision, Pillar, and Enabler Awards.

Mice with RAI have impaired phagocytic ability of phagocytes in sepsis. SR-BIfl/fl mice and SF1creSR-BIfl/fl mice were treated with CLP (25G, full ligation) for 17 h and then injected with 109 CFU/ml BODIPY-conjugated E. coli via i.p. After 1 hour, the mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) of E. coli in CD11b+ cells (A), macrophages (B) and neutrophils (C) in peritoneal fluids was analyzed with flow cytometry. n = 2-4. Data are means ± SE. Control represents mice without CLP and E. coli treatment.
Dr. Cheavar Blair in a lab
February 7, 2023

Cheavar Blair, PhD, completed his doctorate at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2015. During his graduate training, he was impressed by UK’s supportive environment and attentive faculty – qualities that enticed him to return when a faculty position recently became available.


Gurpreet Dhaliwal
February 2, 2023

The UK College of Medicine is excited to welcome Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, as the visiting professor delivering this year’s Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Humanities Lecture. 

UK undergraduates on the steps
January 25, 2023

The 21st annual Posters-at-the-Capitol on March 2, 2023, will feature 14 University of Kentucky undergraduate students whose research addresses topics with important implications for issues in Kentucky, including community health, agricultural sustainability, renewable energy and public health and safety.

woman holding her hands up making a heart shape
January 12, 2023

The University of Kentucky’s ninth annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium will bring in nationally recognized experts to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease and educate attendees on prevention techniques.

Dr. Susan Smyth pictured in pedway leading to BBSRB
January 9, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine lost an icon in the field of cardiovascular medicine, translational research, and medical education. Susan Smyth, MD, PhD, died of cancer on Dec. 31, 2022, at the age of 57.

Authors Martha Sim and Jeremy Wood presenting findings at ASH
December 16, 2022

Originally published September 25, 2022 at

By Martha M S Sim, Jeremy P Wood

Analia Loria Kinsey
December 5, 2022

Analia Loria Kinsey, PhD, is an associate professor in the UK College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences. She studies cardiovascular disease and strives to raise awareness about preventative measures and treatments by helping organize the college’s annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium.

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November 29, 2022

Our College of Medicine community,