Alan Daugherty in the lab
June 1, 2023

A University of Kentucky research scientist studying ways to repair damaged major vessels with medication rather than surgery has received the American Heart Association Merit Award.

Kathryn Saatman, PhD, holding her award.
May 31, 2023

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research recently honored four professors for their dedication to mentoring with the Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentor Award during the 17th annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars.

Dr. Na'Tasha Evans
May 30, 2023

Following an extensive national search and interviews with highly qualified individuals, the College of Medicine is excited to welcome Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, as the new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and associate professor in the department of behavioral science.

Dr. John Gensel
May 30, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that it has named John Gensel, PhD, the director of the UK Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC).

Alan Daugherty giving a presentation at a podium
May 17, 2023

A University of Kentucky expert in cardiovascular health is being honored for his role in leading one of the American Heart Association's journals.

Undergraduates selected for the 2023 Commonwealth Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Fellowship program
May 8, 2023

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is honored to announce that 20 undergraduates have been selected for the 2023 Commonwealth Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Fellowship program.

Donald Frazier and students in the UK Science Outreach Center, holding a human brain, spinal cord, lungs and heart.
April 24, 2023

Don Frazier is so passionate about physiology that he has been spreading his love of science through education outreach for much of his life.

April 21, 2023

Originally Published April 14, 2023:

Diana Zajac holding a cake that says "Congratulations Dr Zajac!"
April 4, 2023

On Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Diana Zajac successfully defended her dissertation and earned her doctoral degree in physiology. Congratulations Dr. Zajac!


Graphic describing the experimental method
Graphic describing the experimental method
March 13, 2023

W Brad Hubbard, Hemendra J Vekaria, Olivia J Kalimon, 

Alliance research initiative - researchers collaborating
March 2, 2023

Nearly three years ago, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine launched the Alliance Research Initiative to promote collaboration and mentorship through interdisciplinary research teams. With members spanning across UK departments and colleges, these teams were established to address Kentucky’s most urgent health needs.

Congrats graphic
February 24, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce the faculty, staff, and learners who were winners of the annual Mission, Vision, Pillar, and Enabler Awards.

Mice with RAI have impaired phagocytic ability of phagocytes in sepsis. SR-BIfl/fl mice and SF1creSR-BIfl/fl mice were treated with CLP (25G, full ligation) for 17 h and then injected with 109 CFU/ml BODIPY-conjugated E. coli via i.p. After 1 hour, the mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) of E. coli in CD11b+ cells (A), macrophages (B) and neutrophils (C) in peritoneal fluids was analyzed with flow cytometry. n = 2-4. Data are means ± SE. Control represents mice without CLP and E. coli treatment.
Two women working in a laboratory, looking through a microscope.
February 13, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Better known as STEM.

All industries where men have traditionally dominated but are starting to see more female competition.

Dr. Cheavar Blair in a lab
February 7, 2023

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
February 2, 2023

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.
February 1, 2023

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
January 25, 2023

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
January 12, 2023

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.