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. 

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 fiv

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.

Marcia Fantoni, MD, PhD, MS

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce the creation of a new leadership position at its campus in Bowling Green, Ky., to ensure the seamless integration of the college’s curriculum at the regional site.

woman holding her hands up making a heart shape

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

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.

zena chahine

Zena Chahine, MD, is a hematology and medical oncology fellow at the UK College of Medicine. In the following “Why UK?” Q&A series, she explains what she loves about pursuing graduate medical education at the University of Kentucky.

Q: Why did you pursue a residency/fellowship at UK?

Ilhem Messaoudi

This holiday season Kentuckians of all ages continue to deal with a trifecta in sickness resurgence: flu, RSV and COVID-19.

Erin Haynes, DPH

A University of Kentucky researcher has been appointed to the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors. 

Left to right: Oleg Tsodikov, PhD, Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, PhD, Holly Clark with OTC and Stefan Stamm, PhD

Three University of Kentucky researchers presented their work in November at an academic bioscience showcase in New Orleans called BIO on the BAYOU.

Doctors in medical gear

Applications are open to University of Kentucky College of Medicine students for the third cohort of the White Coats for Black Lives fellowships.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Salvation Army Clinic is a student-run, free clinic that serves as a learning environment for medical, pharmacy, and social work students while providing acute onsite health care for uninsured patients at the Salvation Army of Central Kentucky.

Fanny Chapelin (right), PhD with student in the lab

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has received renewed funding from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to support a long-standing faculty research program.

Charles “Chip” Hunter in Albert B. Chandler hospital pavilion

An avid soccer fan, Charles “Chip” Hunter was planning to wake up early on the morning of Feb. 26 to watch his favorite English Premier League team, Tottenham. But 30 minutes before his alarm was set to go off, his wife, Melanie, got a phone call and urgently nudged him awake.

“I was like, ‘I'm getting up at 7 a.m. to watch my team play,’” he said. “Give me thirty more minutes.”

Gabriella Smith with her parents, Randy and Kerensa Smith

According to her family, Gabriella Smith was the second oldest of six and “the helper child” of the bunch. She lived up to this nickname at home in Alexandria, Ky., caring for her three youngest siblings who have special needs. She demonstrated it through church, traveling with teams across Central America to make health care more accessible.