Appalachian Research Day, Established 2015: Come sit on the porch.

Appalachian Research Day, known as "Come Sit on the Porch," is an annual conference hosted by the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) to share results of health research conducted with communities in Appalachia.

Left to right: Paul Murphy, Melissa Nickell, Brett Spear.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)awarded the University of Kentucky a prestigious center grant to share its expertise and lead national efforts to build diverse academic research environments.

Darwin Conwell, MD, in a white coat, and in front of the blue, UK College of Medicine wall.

In this “UK at the Half,” University of Kentucky HealthCare medical pancreatologist Darwin Conwell, MD, discusses the importance of research in a doctor’s training as well one of his major ongoing research projects.

Red-haired boy standing in front of the words, "SEE IT, STOP IT."

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky is studying strategies to prevent child sex trafficking (CST) across the Commonwealth. The first phase of the project involves raising awareness about the issue.

Alliance research initiative - researchers collaborating

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.

op row left to right: Deirdre Dlugonski, Yasminka Jakubek, Anel Jaramillo. Bottom row: Jayani Jayawardhana, Courtney Perry, Rosana Zenil-Ferguson

The Research Scholars Program (RSP) has welcomed its third cohort of six faculty from five University of Kentucky colleges. The program is aimed at ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion in research by promoting faculty success.

ASN: American Society for Neurochemistry. Lexington, Kentucky. March 18 – 22, 2023.

The 2023 American Society for Neurochemistry (ASN) annual meeting is set to take place March 18 to March 22 in downtown Lexington. 

Alison Gibson speaking at a conference table.

Throughout March, the University of Kentucky is spotlighting Women Making History during Women’s History Month. These women are leading their fields of research and impacting the lives of Kentuckians.

Jill Roberts, PhD, in her lab.

Feb. 28 is international Rare Disease Day. Kentucky has surprisingly high rates — almost 10 times the national average — of a rare condition called Moyamoya syndrome, which causes the internal carotid arteries in the brain to become narrow or blocked.

Congrats graphic

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.

Jessica Moore in her family's welding shop, grinding metal.

“That day I woke up feeling completely normal.”

At 37 years old, Salvisa resident Jessica Moore is still taken aback as she reflects on what transpired last July.

UK Chandler Hospital sign, street view

UK HealthCare’s Digestive Health Program has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), becoming one of 164 NPF Centers across the nation.

Darwin Conwell, MD in front of a blue UK College of Medicine wall

When attempting to find a solution to a problem, sometimes the most effective question you can ask yourself is "why." Research requires a certain level of curiosity, one that forces you to continuously ask that question. Curiosity is what motivated Darwin Conwell to get involved with research and become a medical pancreatologist.

Gurpreet Dhaliwal

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. 

The event will take place Noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Nursing 201. It will be open to everyone in the UK College of Medicine. Dr. Dhaliwal’s lecture will be titled “No One Cares How Much You Know.”

Don Frazier with students at the UK Science Outreach Center.

In this “UK at the Half,” Don Frazier, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky and long-time former chair of the Department of Physiology is announcing that the UK's Science Outreach Center is open for business once again, after halting operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

High school students participating in the ACTION Program, on the stairs of the new BBSRB.

Kentucky has the highest rate of cancer incidence and mortality in the country, with the Eastern Appalachian region bearing the highest burden due to health, socioeconomic and education disparities.

The Pat Summitt Foundation presenting a $25,000 check to UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging during the women's basketball game

The Pat Summitt Foundation presented a $25,000 grant to the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA)during the UK women’s basketball game against Auburn University on Thursday evening. The center is one of the nation’s top centers on aging, with a goal to preserve brain health and slow the progression of dementia.

Left to right: Sandra Miranda Sardón, Stefan Stamm, PhD, and Andrea Arizaca of UK, Aya Muharram, Ruth Sperling, PhD, and Maram Arafat of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Researchers at the University of Kentucky and Hebrew University in Jerusalem are partnering to study the complexity of the human brain. Specifically, researchers will test whether new, so-far unknown proteins exist in the brain.

Kathryn M. Cardarelli, PhD, and Marc T. Kiviniemi, PhD

University of Kentucky College of Public Health (CPH) researchers, in collaboration with investigators from the UK College of Medicine, the UK College of Communication and Information and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), are leading a five-year, $3.7 million project t

Austin Stone, MD, PhD with a patient

From patient to physician, one University of Kentucky researcher is focused on helping Kentuckians gain a better quality of life after injuries to their joints.