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Few words have as rich a tradition as “Kentucky” and “basketball.” The pairing is synonymous with excellence and continuing the legacy built at the University of Kentucky. What began decades ago continues now with John Calipari, who in his first address to fans declared that UK is “the gold standard not just for college basketball, but for all of college athletics."

Jessica Blackburn and Yelena Chernyavskaya working together in a lab.

Jessica Blackburn, PhD, associate professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, wanted to make her undergraduate students feel welcome at the start of the fall semester. As the daughter of a teacher, her instinct was to gift each undergraduate student a binder with supplies.

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Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Month

During Indigenous Peoples’ Month, the UK College of Medicine is highlighting historical figures who paved the way for an equitable future in medicine.

Elderly woman in a telemedicine call with her doctor.

November is Diabetic Retinopathy Awareness Month. During this month, the University of Kentucky Global Ophthalmology (UK GO) team is raising awareness for the condition that affects many Kentuckians with diabetes.

Leo Yenwongfai with his photography

When UK HealthCare pathology resident Leonard Yenwongfai, MD, was a young boy, he asked his father what motivated him to work as a police detective.

Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc speaking at podium

A University of Kentucky researcher has received a prestigious honor recognizing his decades of work in cardiovascular health.

Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc, was named the 2022 George Lyman Duff Memorial Lecturer at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions.

Sara Police working on her laptop

“For some reason, I really wanted fruit or savory food when I was going through treatment. Spicy, savory, salty food — that helped with my appetite,” recalls University of Kentucky chemistry doctoral student Yueming “Ronnie” Wu.

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.

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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 th