UK researchers Erhard Bieberich and Simone Crivelli have identified new therapeutic targets for Alzheimer’s disease.
June 15, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 15, 2022) — A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study has identified potential targets to develop a therapy that could prevent Alzheimer’s disease. 

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June 7, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 7, 2022) — At the University of Kentucky, we often talk about the importance of meeting the moment: rising to answer the most pressing questions and finding solutions for the most significant challenges facing Kentuckians. Our researchers, with their spirit of collaboration and endless drive for innovation, are making that bright future possible.

(From left): Mary Sheppard, MD; Sibu Saha, MD; David Minion, MD; and Alan Daugherty, PhD Sheppard and Minion will server as co-directors of the new research center.
June 2, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 2, 2022) — On Monday, May 25, the faculty and administration of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine announced the creation of the Saha Aortic Center, a new research center focused on aortic disease.

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April 26, 2022

On April 22, 2022, Zach Winder sucessfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree.  

Evaluating the Relationship Between Plasma Biomarkers and Dementia using Hierarchical Clustering Analysis and Linear Modeling

Doctoral Committee

Donna Wilcock, PhD, Mentor
Gregory Jicha, MD
Ken Campbell, PhD
Ryan Temel, PhD
Erin Abner, PhD
Brian Golden, PhD, Outside Examiner


April 11, 2022

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that UK sophomore Isha Chauhan, from LaGrange, Kentucky, has been awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

The Goldwater Scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award of its kind in the fields of natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. Chauhan is among 417 students nationwide selected to receive the honor, from an estimated pool of over 5,000 students.

March 18, 2022

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The University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has named four fellows to the Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship and the University Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. 

The Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship is named in honor of UK's first Black graduate student and prioritizes funding for candidates from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the faculty ranks.

March 18, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 18, 2022) — Replenishing the body’s high-density lipoprotein (HDL) could be an effective treatment for sepsis, according to a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study published in Science Signaling.

March 16, 2022

The Gill Awards, given each year through the generous support of the Gill Foundation of Texas, honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine, both through research and clinical care. The awards are based on nominations and assessment by a committee of prominent cardiovascular researchers from across the nation.   

March 11, 2022

EXINGTON, Ky. (March 11, 2022) — A small black lump, about an inch or so in width, rests­ on the bottom of a sealed plastic container. It doesn’t look like much ­­– in fact, it doesn’t look like anything. But this little black lump has untold potential, full of secrets for the researchers at Kentucky Research Alliance for Lung Disease (K-RALD) to discover about the pandemic that has ravaged the world for more than two years.

March 10, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 10, 2022) — The University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has been around for nearly half a century. In that time, they have built an international reputation for best-in-class research into a disease that kills more people every year than breast and prostate cancer combined – Alzheimer’s disease. There are several components to the ongoing research at Sanders-Brown, one is exploring ways to detect Alzheimer’s earlier in a person’s life.

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February 28, 2022

On Friday, February 25, 2022, Ben Shaw successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Shaw!


February 11, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2022) — Three Sanders-Brown Center on Aging researchers are the first at the University of Kentucky to receive backing from the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. CureAlz is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing, or reversing Alzheimer’s disease. The organization puts 100% of donations into research, with around 600 grants given out to date.

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January 21, 2022

On Thursday, January 20, 2022 Taylor Valentino successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Valentino!

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January 12, 2022

The Department of Physiology would like to recognize and thank James Simpson and Alexander Karakashian for their 20 years of dedicated service to the department. To honor this acheivement, they've each recieved personalized, engraved desk clock awards to commemorate their 20 years of hard work and scientific excellence. Congratulations!

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December 13, 2021

On Friday, December 10 the 14th Annual Hardin Award was presented to two outstanding individuals: Brittany Dong & Mindy Thompson.

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December 9, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2021) — Spiny mice, known for their unique ability to regrow lost skin, may also be able to preserve injured cardiac tissue according to a new study conducted by a research team from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and College of Arts and Sciences.

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December 7, 2021

On Monday, December 6, 2021, Courtney Kloske successfully defended her dissertation and earned her doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Kloske!


October 29, 2021

Congratulations to all those selected for poster awards at the 2021 Physiology Research Retreat on October 28 in the Gatton Student Center, Harris Ballroom. Presenters were judged by teams of faculty, fellows, staff, and graduate students and scored on the quality of the poster, the ability to provide a clear description of the study, and the ability to respond to questions.

Cash prizes
Honorable Mention - $250
Best Poster - $500

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October 19, 2021

On October 18, 2021 Holden Williams successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Williams!