Dr. Cheavar Blair in a lab

Cheavar Blair, PhD, completed his doctorate at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2015. During his graduate training, he was impressed by UK’s supportive environment and attentive faculty – qualities that enticed him to return when a faculty position recently became available.


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.

UK undergraduates on the steps

The 21st annual Posters-at-the-Capitol on March 2, 2023, will feature 14 University of Kentucky undergraduate students whose research addresses topics with important implications for issues in Kentucky, including community health, agricultural sustainability, renewable energy and public health and safety.

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.

Cassi Friday and Alan Daugherty hold the Brian J. Hardin Award

On Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 Cassi Friday was presented with the UK College of Medicine Department of Physiology's 15th annual Brian J. Hardin Award.

Dr. Alexandria Early Linton with fellow graduates from Dr. Donna Wilcock's lab

The year 2022 has been one “wild ride” for Alexandria Early Linton, PhD.

This was her final year of her PhD. She defended her thesis while 33 weeks pregnant with her first child, and she had her baby on the day of Awards Convocation when it was announced she won the inaugural Dr. Madhav and Dr. Radhika Devalaraja Outstanding Graduate Student Thesis Award.

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.

Cassi Friday holding a cake that says, "Congratulations Dr Friday"

On Thursday, December 8, 2022 Cassi Friday successfully defended her dissertation and earned her doctoral degree. Congratulations Dr. Friday!

The Influence of APOE Genotype on Lipid Droplet Dynamics

Donna Wilcock

Donna Wilcock, PhD, wears many hats at the University of Kentucky, all of which are roles that help advance education and research in the Commonwealth, particularly in the realm of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Wilcock is assistant dean for biomedicine at the UK College of Medicine, as well as associate director of Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. She is also the Robert P. and Mildred A.

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Our College of Medicine community,

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.

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.

Light-phase TRF shifts Per2 protein daily oscillation. (A) Representative images of Per2 bioluminescence in the liver and kidney in 17-week-old male mPer2Luc mice under ALF and at day 3 and day 7 after light-phase TRF. (B,C) Relative Per2 bioluminescence intensity in the liver (B) and kidney (C) under ALF and day 3 and day 7 after light-phase TRF. Data were expressed as the mean ± SEM (N = 17) and analyzed by repeated two-way ANOVA with matching conditions between ZT and between ALF vs. light-phase TRF with
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.

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.

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.

Scott Gordon lab member photo

Dennd5b plays a pivotal role in intestinal absorption of dietary lipids and is associated with body mass index in humans. This study examined the impact of whole-body Dennd5b deletion on plasma lipid concentrations, atherosclerosis, and hepatic lipid metabolism.

Originally Posted October 4, 2022: https://molecularneurodegeneration.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s…

Lesley R. Golden and Lance A. Johnson