Pranto Saha shares his poster presentation

A day-long spotlight event May 12 highlighted the latest advancements in cancer research underway at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.

Chris Norris, PhD

Chris Norris, PhD, professor of pharmacology and nutritional sciences in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, is one of 16 University Research Professors for 2023-24. The University Research Professorships honor faculty members who have demonstrated excellence that addresses scientific, social, cultural and economic challenges in our region and around the world. 

Anna-Maria South, MD

In a recently published commentary, UK HealthCare physicians call for standard-of-care treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) among patients who are incarcerated.

Lab tech holding a sample up to the light.

A new University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study reveals more about changes that happen to cancer cells when they metastasize and identifies a promising target for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

Undergraduates selected for the 2023 Commonwealth Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Fellowship program

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is honored to announce that 20 undergraduates have been selected for the 2023 Commonwealth Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Fellowship program.

Martha L. Peterson (left) and Youling Larry Xiong (right)

Two University of Kentucky faculty members are recipients of The Graduate School’s two distinguished annual awards for exemplary research and outstanding contributions to graduate student mentoring and education.

Darwin Conwell

Darwin Conwell, MD, MSc, the Jack M. Gill Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine, will serve on a panel at The B.I.G. Symposium 2023: Health Equity at the Forefront. This event is part of the inaugural Gut Health Summit presented by the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (ABGH) ahead of Digestive Disease Week. 

Ryan Yadav

A young Ryan Yadav assumed he would move far away from home when he set off for college. But after eight years of training at the University of Kentucky, he wants to remain a Kentuckian now more than ever.

students from the bowling green campus

In 2013, the Commonwealth of Kentucky Health Care Workforce Capacity Report announced a grim statistic: by 2025, Kentucky would be facing an estimated shortage of 960 primary care physicians, the third-greatest shortfall in the U.S.

Analia Loria-Kinsey in lab

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are shedding light on an understudied aspect of today’s opioid crisis: What happens to the cardiovascular health of babies exposed to opioids in the womb?

Donald Frazier and students in the UK Science Outreach Center, holding a human brain, spinal cord, lungs and heart.

Don Frazier is so passionate about physiology that he has been spreading his love of science through education outreach for much of his life.

Erin Camac

Erin Camac, DO, FCCP, is an associate professor of medicine, as well as a pulmonologist and critical care medicine physician. She said that within her specialty, women are underrepresented. “The principle ‘you can't be what you can't see’ is very true in these environments,” Dr. Camac said. “I am very lucky to have come to my field with the help of amazing female mentors.”

Svetla Slavova and Jeff Talbert

University of Kentucky researchers are creating an innovative statewide surveillance system to inform prevention and response efforts aimed at reducing the burden of opioid use disorder in Kentucky.

Kayli Bolton

Two University of Kentucky seniors — Kayli Bolton and Kayla Horne — interviewed this year for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and Bolton was awarded one of only 23 Gates Cambridge Scholarships presented nationally to students hoping to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.

Thad Salmon

Thaddeus Salmon, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, recognized addiction as a major health challenge for patients in Kentucky. He felt that as a physician, it was “a moral conviction” to continue learning how he could best serve his patients and integrate addiction medicine into his practice.

University of Kentucky hospital bridge

Well-being matters.

And at the University of Kentucky, we understand that ensuring the success of our community members means supporting the whole person.

It is important to provide an outstanding academic experience and opportunities for professional development, as well as address mental health and overall well-being.

Northern Kentucky Match Day
The UK College of Medicine celebrated its largest group of matching students and its highest percentage of students matching into Kentucky residency programs.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is proud to recognize its fourth-year students who learned their pivotal next step in training – residency – during Friday’s Match Day celebrations.

Lab tech measuring out a small amount of cannabis.

The University of Kentucky is hosting its fifth annual Substance Use Research Event (SURE) April 24 in the UK Gatton Student Center. This free event showcases translational research conducted at UK focusing on substance use and substance use disorder.

Match Day celebration at Lexington
Ahead of the big day, UK College of Medicine faculty, staff, trainees, and alumni share their experience with Match Day and offer advice for fourth-years going through it this year

Claire Collins, MD, knew the University of Kentucky Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program was a perfect fit after she completed her interview.

Kendall Corbin, PhD and her undergraduate student at a poster presentation

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting nominations for the 16th annual UK Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year awards.