Dr. Susan Smyth pictured in pedway leading to BBSRB
January 9, 2023

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
December 21, 2022

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
December 11, 2022

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

December 11, 2022

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"
December 9, 2022

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
December 5, 2022

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.

College of medicine logo over white background
November 29, 2022

Our College of Medicine community,

Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Month
November 22, 2022

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
November 17, 2022

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.
November 2, 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
October 28, 2022

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
October 24, 2022

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
October 20, 2022

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.

October 13, 2022

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

Lesley R. Golden and Lance A. Johnson

Lisa Williams, new wellness dean
October 6, 2022

To enable the University of Kentucky College of Medicine to succeed in its mission for a healthier Kentucky, leadership must prioritize the wellness and well-being of faculty, staff, and learners. Lisa Williams, MSSA, is serving in the college’s new leadership position, associate dean for wellness and well-being, to help us excel in this goal.

Donna Wilcock, PhD on Sept, 22, 2022.
October 3, 2022

The Alzheimer’s Association welcomes the University of Kentucky’s Donna M. Wilcock, PhD, as the new editor-in-chief of Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Stained aortic tissue and sections of cell walls
September 30, 2022

Embryonic Heterogeneity of Smooth Muscle Cells in the Complex Mechanisms of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms

Photo of Story Musgrave.
September 23, 2022

Retired NASA astronaut Story Musgrave and Space Tango co-creator Kris Kimel will discuss Musgrave’s career during a Kentucky Humanities event 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct 13, at the Worsham Cinema in the University of Kentucky’s Gatton Student Center.

Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center logo
September 22, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2022) — Members of the University of Kentucky (UK) Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) will be participating in the Unite2FightParalysis (U2FP) organization’s 17th annual Science & Advocacy Symposium.