Photo of Gregory A. Jicha, M.D., Ph.D.
January 31, 2023

The University of Kentucky is a site for the groundbreaking AHEAD study, the first-ever clinical trial to test the effect of a promising drug known as lecanemab. Just a few weeks ago the U.S.

Rapid response grant awardees Patrick Hannon, Hollie Swanson, and Cetewayo Rashid
January 27, 2023

Have you ever wondered how a hot and humid day can affect the ability of our bodies to function? Three UK College of Medicine researchers are raising this important question in light of climate change and the prediction that more people will be exposed to these conditions over time. 

The Pat Summitt Foundation presenting a $25,000 check to UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging during the women's basketball game
January 27, 2023

The Pat Summitt Foundation presented a $25,000 grant to the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA)during the UK women’s basketball game against Auburn University on Thursday evening. The center is one of the nation’s top centers on aging, with a goal to preserve brain health and slow the progression of dementia.

Gabby Rodriguez and Khadijah Wallace in an exhibit of the lungs
January 27, 2023

In Kentucky, there are significant disparities in cancer rates and related risk factors among communities of color, including Black and Hispanic communities.

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is working to address cancer disparities in communities of color through inclusive outreach and engagement.

Amit Arbune, MD, speaking with a patient
January 26, 2023

Ever since she was 12 years old, Barbie Johnson has been a Kentucky girl at heart. Raised in the bluegrass, Barbie has worked at UK HealthCare for 18 years, first in gynecologic oncology and now in surgery scheduling. But she had no idea that while working with patients she would eventually become one herself.  

Left to right: Sandra Miranda Sardón, Stefan Stamm, PhD, and Andrea Arizaca of UK, Aya Muharram, Ruth Sperling, PhD, and Maram Arafat of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
January 25, 2023

Researchers at the University of Kentucky and Hebrew University in Jerusalem are partnering to study the complexity of the human brain. Specifically, researchers will test whether new, so-far unknown proteins exist in the brain.

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.

Dr. Eddy Yang
January 19, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that Eddy Shih-Hsin Yang, MD, PhD, will join the college as the new chair of the department of radiation medicine and the Markey Cancer Foundation Endowed Chair in Radiation Medicine.

Dr. Deanna Morris
January 19, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus has created an additional leadership position to focus on the holistic success of its medical students.

Kathryn M. Cardarelli, PhD, and Marc T. Kiviniemi, PhD
January 18, 2023

University of Kentucky College of Public Health (CPH) researchers, in collaboration with investigators from the UK College of Medicine, the UK College of Communication and Information and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), are leading a five-year, $3.7 million project t

Austin Stone, MD, PhD with a patient
January 17, 2023

From patient to physician, one University of Kentucky researcher is focused on helping Kentuckians gain a better quality of life after injuries to their joints.

Marcia Fantoni, MD, PhD, MS
January 12, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce the creation of a new leadership position at its campus in Bowling Green, Ky., to ensure the seamless integration of the college’s curriculum at the regional site.

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.

Photo of Markey Cancer Center exterior building
January 12, 2023

The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital is one of the nation’s top “60 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” according to Becker’s Hospital Review.

Photo of Ilhem Messaoudi in laboratory
January 11, 2023

University of Kentucky researchers have found that maternal vaccination against COVID-19 works to protect both the mother and baby.

Photo of group talking
January 10, 2023

A new University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study highlights the need for increased outreach and education to reduce colorectal cancer screening disparities in Black communities.

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.

Dr. Craig Rush
January 9, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that Craig Rush, PhD, longtime professor of behavioral science, has taken the role of assistant dean for faculty affairs, a new position created to fulfill the expansion of duties within the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (OFA).

Photo of Jill Kolesar
January 9, 2023

Today’s medical cancer treatment is not limited to surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Advances in personalized cancer medicine include a growing number of targeted treatments based on genetic analysis of a patient’s tumor.

zena chahine
December 22, 2022

Zena Chahine, MD, is a hematology and medical oncology fellow at the UK College of Medicine. In the following “Why UK?” Q&A series, she explains what she loves about pursuing graduate medical education at the University of Kentucky.