Austin Stone, MD, PhD working 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.

Steven Haist

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that alumnus Steven Haist, MD, MS, has been selected as its new associate dean for curriculum and assessment.

Scott Camerson, Jason Gill, and Greg Graf

Hundreds of researchers, students and guests attended the 24th University of Kentucky Cardiovascular Research Day at the Central Bank Center, an annual event that celebrates innovative research in cardiovascular health.

Laura Fanucchi

Infective endocarditis (IE) occurs when bacteria enter the bloodstream and settle in the heart lining, a heart valve or a blood vessel, causing serious tissue damage and other problems. Of the more than 35,000 cases a year in the U.S., about one in five people die.

Donna Wilcock, PhD on Sept, 22, 2022.

Donna Wilcock, PhD, of the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) was awarded a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant for her lab’s exploration of adverse effects of two new Alzheimer’s disease drugs — aducanumab and lecanemab —​ which have been shown to slow the progression of cognitive decline.

Ilhem Messaoudi (right), PhD, chair of the Department of Microbiology with student (left) in the lab

Two University of Kentucky researchers in the College of Medicine are studying the impact of drinking alcohol on the immune system and lungs.

College of Medicine and HEED Award logos

For the second consecutive year, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received the 2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

UNITE Scholars top from left: Odunayo Omotilewa, Jillian Silva-Jones, James Murray. Bottom from left: Kristen Buford, Monyae Kerney, Jessica Maras.

The UNited In True Racial Equity Research Priority Area (UNITE RPA) welcomed its inaugural cohort of 18 graduate students from 6 colleges to the UNITE Predoctoral Research Enhancement Program. 

A collage of the 10 students moving to the Research Competition

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is proud to announce the fourth annual 5-Minute Fast Track Research Competition finalists. These undergraduates competed in the competition’s preliminary round and were selected as Top 10 finalists to present their research during the final round 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.

Two beers.

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are taking an innovative approach to help a high-risk population by using easily accessible technology: an app on a smartphone.

Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya

For this "UK at the Half," University of Kentucky College of Engineering Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya, PhD, and doctoral student Rollie Mills, discuss the medical face mask membrane they have developed. The membrane can capture and deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein on contact.

William B. Inabnet at podium

William B Inabnet III, MD, surgeon-in-chief at UK HealthCare and chair of the Department of Surgery in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, was one of the 65 esteemed surgeon educators inducted into the 

Lisa Williams, new wellness dean

To enable the University of Kentucky College of Medicine to succeed in its mission for a healthier Kentucky, leadership must prioritize the wellness and well-being of faculty, staff, and learners. Lisa Williams, MSSA, is serving in the college’s new leadership position, associate dean for wellness and well-being, to help us excel in this goal.

Gaurang Vaidya

When he was a cardiology fellow, Gaurang Vaidya, MD, faced a persistent question while providing care for heart failure patients – how much extra water is in the patient’s body?

C. Ronald Kahn

A new conference at the University of Kentucky will feature research scholars who have achievements in the area of diabetes and obesity-related research.

Donna Wilcock, PhD on Sept, 22, 2022.

The Alzheimer’s Association welcomes the University of Kentucky’s Donna M. Wilcock, PhD, as the new editor-in-chief of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Sharon Walsh looking out the window and smiling.

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association, with a committee chaired by UK Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement G.T.

Car fueling up at a gas station.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2022) — Over the past few years, many medically underserved Kentuckians have delayed seeking care to help manage chronic conditions or to make preventative medical appointments. First, COVID-19 restrictions kept people from making appointments. Now, a steep rise in gas prices has made getting to appointments even more difficult.

Behind the Blue: University of Kentucky

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