Guan-Yu Xiao in front of a gorgeous water feature.

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Centerresearcher Guan-Yu Xiao, PhD, has received a three-year $747,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study how lung cancer metastasizes, or spreads to other parts of the body. 

a panel of of 4 researchers at a table

Watch below Part 2 of the "Because We Care" mini-documentary series. 

13 of the 14 students for this award, and the Cure Fellowship, Office of Undergraduate Research logo.

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is honored to announce that 14 students have been selected for the 2024 Commonwealth Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Fellowship program.

Group of award winners

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to share the winners of the third annual Mission, Vision, Pillar, and Enabler (MVPE) Awards.

Jin-Ming Yang

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Centerresearcher Jin-Ming Yang, PhDf, was recently awarded a $3 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to support research focused on improving the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment for melanoma.  

jerika durham headshot

Jerika Durham is a PhD candidate in the department of toxicology and cancer biology. Durham, who grew up in eastern Kentucky, is not only the first person in her family to pursue such a degree, but the first to attend college at all. 

Hollie Swanson

A University of Kentucky researcher has earned the Undergraduate Educator Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT).

Daret St. Clair at the speaker's podium.

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center recently held a research symposium to honor the remarkable career of Daret St. Clair, PhD, who is retiring after 32 years of dedicated service.

Ka-wing Fong and Eric Rellinger

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers Ka-wing Fong, PhD, and Eric Rellinger, MD, were named V Scholars by the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

GME winners

The following individuals were honored at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Awards Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Winners included those in Bowling Green, Lexington, Morehead, and Northern Kentucky.

Biomedical Education

Outstanding Graduate Student Award:
Jamila Tucker, MS

High school students participating in the ACTION program, a year-round program that teaches them basics of cancer science.

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) program has received $2 million in renewed funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that will

From left to right: Dr. Rachel Wilson, Lisa Williams, Renee Gallagher, and LeAnn Barber

Burnout is a problem in any profession, but it is rampant in health care. This national problem has been evident recently as the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many learners, practitioners, faculty, and staff to the limit.

Ren Xu in the laboratory with his computer.

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researcher Ren Xu, PhD, was recently awarded a major National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant to support his research on the interplay between cancer cells and platelets. A total of $2 million will support Xu’s research over the next five years.

Stock photo of woman on computer

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that faculty, staff, learners, and trainees will have free access to a leading online resource for medical Spanish proficiency.

CanopyLearn, a Spanish language training program for health care professionals, will be available to the UK College of Medicine community starting Aug. 1.

Headshot of Dr. Na'Tasha Evans

Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, is a researcher, published author, champion for female empowerment, and our new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Learn more about her goals, her past work, and more in the following Q&A.

Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in research? 

Faculty at the promotion ceremony

Congratulations to the following basic science and clinical faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine! These individuals were honored with promotions and tenure in fiscal year 2023.

Names are organized alphabetically by department.

Anesthesiology

Sarah Jean Hall, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

View of the mountains of Kentucky, with fog rolling through like a river.

A recent University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study published in The Journal of Rural Health sheds light on Appalachian Kentucky’s alarming cancer burden, revealing striking disparities compared to non-Appalachian Kentucky and the rest of the

Dr. Na'Tasha Evans

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.

Pranto Saha shares his poster presentation

A day-long spotlight event May 12 highlighted the latest advancements in cancer research underway at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.

Lab tech holding a sample up to the light.

A new University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study reveals more about changes that happen to cancer cells when they metastasize and identifies a promising target for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.