Hubbard Lab members.

The University of Kentucky has been awarded a prestigious Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to study central nervous system metabolism from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The $10.6 million, five-year grant will fund UK’s Center of Research in Central Nervous System Metabolism (CNS-Met). 

Zhihui Zhu, PhD, (left) and Erhard Bieberich, PhD, (right) working at a lab computer

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky has found that a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) is potentially effective as a therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

Doctor checking on a pediatric patient in their hospital room.

Registration is open for “Pediatric Emergencies: Early Assessment and Treatment of Children,” a daylong conference for all clinicians seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in the treatment of pediatric emergencies.

Jamshed Kanga, MD with award

When Jamshed Kanga, MD, came to UK HealthCare in 1983, he was the first – and only – pediatric pulmonologist in Kentucky.  

Dr. Ilhem Messaoudi in the lab.

After an intense season of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in the Commonwealth, we have a new tool to protect children from sickness.  

Terry Hinds, PhD, writing on a clear board with students in his lab.

Terry Hinds, PhD, joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty with an impressive record of groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art specialized technology. He is not only advancing scientific discoveries at UK, but also helping more undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows gain early experience with high-impact work.

Accompanied by her sister Barbara Edelman (left), Tricia Barnstable-Brown speaks with reporters at the 2008 dedication of the UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center.

In the hours before his chestnut colt, Aristides, galloped to victory at the inaugural Kentucky Derby, thoroughbred owner and notorious gambler Henry Price McGrath was already celebrating.

Angela Dearinger

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine continues to position itself as a leader in advancing health care for Kentuckians and beyond. Success is made possible through its many robust partnerships with health care institutions across the Commonwealth.

Hubie Ballard and student.

Hubert Ballard’s Kentucky-grown positivity is infectious. Affectionately known as “Hubie,” the University of Kentucky College of Medicine associate professor lights up the room with an unforgettable smile and has a fervor for helping others that has touched countless lives across the Commonwealth.

Scottie B. Day, MD standing in an arch of the children's hospital.

A recent report by 2023 Kids Count Data Book studied how economic well-being, education, health and family support impacts a child’s overall well-being, and how those impacts vary from state to state. So how does Kentucky rank?

LaTrice Montgomery, PhD and Cannabis Center logo

The University of Kentucky Cannabis Center is sponsoring a series of seminars featuring national and international experts on cannabis science.

Jessica Blackburn (right) in her lab with staff scientist Yelena Chernyavskaya. (left)

Using antibodies derived from alpacas, a University of Kentucky research team has developed a tool that could lead to new therapies to stop the growth of several types of cancer.

Students in a classroom receiving instruction.

The University of Kentucky's Gaines Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications for its mini-grant program for the 2023-24 academic year.

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The following clinicians and researchers working under the UK College of Medicine Alliance Research Initiative have been named recent awardees of pilot grants.

AI in Medicine (AIM)

 

Peter Hardy, PhD, College of Medicine

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The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that faculty, staff, learners, and trainees will have free access to a leading online resource for medical Spanish proficiency.

CanopyLearn, a Spanish language training program for health care professionals, will be available to the UK College of Medicine community starting Aug. 1.

(left to right) Mindy Baker, Rachel Cooper, Payal Panchal and Jasmine Thomas.

Four University of Kentucky College of Medicine students have been chosen for the third cohort of the White Coats for Black Lives fellowships.

Mindy Baker, Rachel Cooper, Payal Panchal and Jasmine Thomas were recently awarded the fellowships.

George Fuchs

George Fuchs, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and pediatric gastroenterologist for Kentucky Children’s Hospital, recently published a report in the journa

A purple filtered image of a diabetic person checking their blood sugar.

A new study conducted by a group of researchers, including the interim executive director of the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women (CRVAW), has found that people who experience interpersonal violence or child abuse face a more than 20% increased risk of developing diabetes. 

Headshot of Dr. Na'Tasha Evans

Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, is a researcher, published author, champion for female empowerment, and our new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Learn more about her goals, her past work, and more in the following Q&A.

Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in research? 

Cristina Rivera-Ramirez doing a mock splint on Maddie Duff.

Standing before a classroom of college juniors, orthopaedics resident Cristina Rivera-Ramirez, MD, skillfully interpreted an X-ray of a distal radius fracture in a patient’s arm. The next step was to reveal how to treat it. By the time she got out the supplies to demonstrate making a splint, students were at the edge of their seats, ready to volunteer.