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.
On Monday, December 6, 2021, Courtney Kloske successfully defended her dissertation and earned her doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Kloske!
UNCOVERING THE KEY ROLE OF APOE4 ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE-RELATED NEUROINFLAMMATION
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.
Honorable Mention - $250
Best Poster - $500
On October 18, 2021 Holden Williams successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Williams!
APOE GENOTYPE AND CEREBRAL GLUCOSE METABOLISM: A MULTI-OMICS APPROACH
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
From October 2021 WIMS Newsletter
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The Physiology Research Retreat is the marquee research event for the entire department. This one day event include scientific talks, trainee presentations, collaborative activities, and a judged poster session with recognition for outstanding presenters.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2021) — University of Kentucky’s Saha Cardiovascular Research Center recently held its annual Cardiovascular Research Day, an event that showcases innovative research in cardiovascular health. The event features prominent speakers in the field of cardiovascular health and was the first in-person scientific conference in the field of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and cardiovascular disease in nearly two years.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 9, 2021) — Findings from a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine and College of Health Sciences study add to growing evidence that resistance exercise has unique benefits for fat loss.
On Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Jordan Wean successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Wean!METABOLIC AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR 19 IN THE DORSAL VAGAL COMPLEXDoctoral Committee Members
Dr. Bret Smith, Department of Neuroscience, Mentor
Dr. Olivier Thibault, Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences
Dr. John McCarthy, Department of Physiology
Dr. Ken Campbell, Department of Physiology
Dr. Lisa Tannock, Department of Internal Medicine
On Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Timothy Joseph Kopper successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Kopper!MYELIN, CPLA2, AND AZITHROMYCIN: MODULATION OF MACROPHAGE ACTIVATION IN SPINAL CORD INJURY INFLAMMATIONDoctoral Committee Members
Dr. John Gensel, Department of Physiology, Mentor
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 2, 2021) — A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study suggests that time-restricted eating may be able to help people with Type 2 diabetes reduce nocturnal hypertension, which is characterized by elevated blood pressure at night.
Cheavar Blair, PhD, a 2017 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, is now a postdoc at the University of California-Santa Barbara.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2021) — Thanks to a $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a University of Kentucky College of Medicine team will study the culprit behind thoracic aortic aneurysms, which could lead to a treatment for the potentially deadly disease.
A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the aorta, the main artery that carries blood away from the heart to the body. The condition puts people at risk for a dissection, the rupturing of the aorta that can cause life-threatening bleeding or sudden death.
On Friday, May 28, 2021 Ryan Cloyd successfully defended his dissertation and earned his doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Cloyd!THE ROLE OF MICROTUBULE-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN TAU IN NEURONAL EXCITABILITY AND EPILEPTOGENESISDoctoral Committee
Dr. Bret Smith, Department of Neuroscience, Mentor
Dr. Steve Estus, Department of Physiology
Dr. Hiroshi Saito, Department of Physiology
Dr. Joe Abisambra, Department of Physiology
Dr. Brandon Miller, Department of Neuroscience
Dr. Younsoo Bae, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Outside Examiner
Andrew Hernandez and Mindy Thompson of the Department of Physiology were both elected to the University of Kentucky Staff Senate, Provost Sector.
The UK Staff Senate represents the interests of staff at all levels of university operations in order to strengthen relationships across the University of Kentucky and to foster a climate that promotes and empowers all university employees and students to participate in the decision-making process.
Senators-elect will begin their three-year terms as senators July 1.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2021) — A University of Kentucky College of Medicine professor has been awarded a $1.9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for his research on the body’s immune response to sepsis, which could potentially help to improve therapies for the common disease.
Xiangan Li, a professor in the Department of Physiology and the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, received the prestigious R35 grant from the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), which will fund sepsis research in his lab over the next five years.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2021) — Collaborative research between the University of Kentucky and the University of Southern California (USC) suggests that a noninvasive neuroimaging technique may index early-stage blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction associated with small vessel disease (SVD). Cerebral SVD is the most common cause of vascular cognitive impairment, with a significant proportion of cases going on to develop dementia.
Congratulations to Ashley White for receiving the 2021 Student Employee of the Year Award! "We nominated [Ashely] because [she's] fantastic", said Dr. Campbell in his pre-recorded video congratulating Ashley. Ashley's work with the COVID Biobank, assistance with the vaccine trial, and volunteering at Kroger Field were all cited major accomplishments in the last year. "We are excited to have [Ashley] in the lab", he added. "[She's] going to go on and do great things."