Sanders-Brown team gathered on the stairs.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2022) — A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) has been awarded a $20.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

GME emerging leaders

These residents were selected to participate in a seven-month leadership development course as they embark on their chief resident year and look forward to their future careers.

UK physical therapy students work to clean and assess donated medical equipment. The equipment is then refurbished and given to those in need.

HAZARD, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2022) — As Eastern Kentuckians continue cleaning up from the catastrophic flooding that devastated their region in late July, the list of needs continues to grow.

Maisyn Clem

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2022) — Kaitlin and Troy Clem were overjoyed to bring their fourth child, Maisyn, home on May 25, 2021, and begin the journey of raising their newborn. Everything seemed normal for the first several months of her life.

But, slowly, Maisyn’s parents began noticing that something was not quite right.

UK HealthCare's June Buchanan Clinic in the hard-hit community of Hindman experienced significant flooding.

HAZARD, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2022) — More than a week into recovery and relief efforts following the devastating floods in Eastern Kentucky, Key Douthitt, M.D., sums up the experience with two words: “I’m exhausted.”

Jonathan Wenk and Ken Campbell

Heart failure is prevalent across the Commonwealth and develops when a patient’s heart cannot deliver enough oxygen. The clinical teams at UK HealthCare provide world-class care to 40,000 patients with this condition each year.

Peter Nelson has dedicated his life, and the past 15 years at the University of Kentucky, to developing research that helps combat neurological diseases.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2022) — Peter T. Nelson, MD, PhD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and director of neuropathology at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, has been named one of 14 University Research Professors.

Common Read Initiative

As a faculty preceptor for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course, Hilary Surratt, PhD, associate professor of behavioral science, has witnessed learners engage in thoughtful dialogue around biases. However, she said they sometimes struggle in understanding how bias impacts clinical care.

UK's pharmacy team with a van load of donations from Costco. The pharmacy team has been in Eastern Kentucky providing tetanus and hepatitis A immunizations.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2022) — The Commonwealth of Kentucky is dealing with a second catastrophic weather event in just a matter of months. Back in December, areas of Western Kentucky were decimated by some of the strongest tornadoes to hit the state in recent memory.

A procedure called uterine fibroid embolization gave Carmen Wilson immediate relief from problems caused by uterine fibroids.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 29, 2022) — Carmen Wilson assumed her experience was normal.

Center of Excellence in Rural Health logo

HAZARD, Ky. (July 27, 2022) — The Kentucky Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative (KBHWI) is now accepting applications from behavioral and mental health professionals looking for help paying off their student loan debt.

Lisa Tannock, MD

Please join us as we congratulate Lisa Tannock, MD, who recently received a leadership title change to reflect her growing responsibilities and ensure equity in her position. The new title went into effect July 1, 2022.

David Fardo is a 2022-23 University Research Professor.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 22, 2022) — David Fardo, PhD, a professor of biostatisticsand the inaugural Stephen W. Wyatt Endowed Professor in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, is one of 14 University Research Professors for 2022-23.

Students in the inaugural cohort of UK's Undergraduate Summer Training in Cardiovascular Research program.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 21, 2021) — A new immersive summer research program at the University of Kentucky is helping to prepare the next generation of biomedical researchers.

UK College of Social Work's Allison Gibson, PhD, is working to address a lack of information and services for people with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, which often leads to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 21, 2022) — In her work with the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, UK College of Social Work Associate Professor Allison Gibson, PhD, has noticed an array of responses when people receive a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Dibakar Bhattacharyya in the lab with a large sheet of membrane material. Ben Corwin | Research Communications.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 20, 2022) — A team of University of Kentucky researchers led by College of Engineering Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya, PhD, and his PhD student, Rollie Mills, have developed a medical face mask membrane that can capture and deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein on contact.

Photo of Mary Sheppard in Lab

For physician-scientist Mary Sheppard, M.D., her clinical practice and research are deeply personal.

She was diagnosed at age 5 with Marfan syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder that affects the heart, eyes, blood vessels and skeleton. Her family frequently had to drive eight hours from their home in Winchester, Kentucky, to Baltimore for her to see a specialist.

Medical School Friends Match at UK

Standing among their classmates at the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field, a friend group of seven medical students simultaneously opened letters to find out where they would pursue the next step in their training.

HAZARD, Ky. (July 5, 2022) — Students from Perry County Central (PCC) High School have been busy this summer at the Perry County Park completing projects to help make the park more accessible for people impacted by disabilities.

UK researchers (left to right) Tiantian Chen, Robert Murphy, Matthew Gentry and Craig Vander Kooi.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 1, 2022) — Findings from a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry May 28 may lead to a new treatment against Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis.