Michelle Lofwall
November 22, 2022

Michelle Lofwall, MD, MS, professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, received the prestigious 2022 Dole/Nyswander (Marie) Award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence. Dr. Lofwall was one of nine expert physicians and scientists across the country recognized at the organization’s conference on Nov. 2.

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.

Elderly woman in a telemedicine call with her doctor.
November 22, 2022

November is Diabetic Retinopathy Awareness Month. During this month, the University of Kentucky Global Ophthalmology (UK GO) team is raising awareness for the condition that affects many Kentuckians with diabetes.

Leo Yenwongfai with his photography
November 21, 2022

When UK HealthCare pathology resident Leonard Yenwongfai, MD, was a young boy, he asked his father what motivated him to work as a police detective.

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.

Sara Police working on her laptop
November 17, 2022

“For some reason, I really wanted fruit or savory food when I was going through treatment. Spicy, savory, salty food — that helped with my appetite,” recalls University of Kentucky chemistry doctoral student Yueming “Ronnie” Wu.

William Markesbery, MD
November 16, 2022

The University of Kentucky’s (UK) Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) will host its 12th annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia this weekend. The event is named in honor and memory of the late William R. Markesbery, MD, founding director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

Rupp Arena in Central Bank Center.
November 16, 2022

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network will hold its 16th annual cancer care conference Dec. 14-15, at the Central Bank Center in downtown Lexington. Conference sessions will focus on advancing cancer care in community hospitals.

Austin Stone, MD, PhD working with a patient
November 16, 2022

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.

Markey Cancer Center researchers Jessica Burris, Melinda Ickes and Shyanika Rose
November 15, 2022

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, bringing the spotlight to the country’s leading cause of cancer death. As an estimated 80-90% of lung cancer cases are caused by tobacco use, the main line of defense in terms of prevention is to not start smoking or to kick the habit if you are a smoker.

UK students and faculty in Santo Domingo, Ecuador
November 14, 2022

The University of Kentucky’s Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) program and Department of Pediatrics have been awarded a grant of $421,000 from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand the nonprofit collaborative Centro de Salud Hombro a Hombro health center (CSHH) as an educational and empowerment site in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.

Steven Haist
November 10, 2022

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that alumnus Steven Haist, MD, MS, has been selected as its new associate dean for curriculum and assessment.

Fourth-year students helped third-years through ECM course
November 10, 2022

Fourth-year Gabriella-Salome Armstrong is in the final stretch of medical school. She felt it was essential to help the next class of students while advice was fresh on her mind and offer a realistic perspective to help them navigate the journey, “especially going into the clinical years.”

Research poster presentation being given to a group of adults.
November 7, 2022

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging will hold the 12th annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia on Nov. 18 and 19. The scientific session will take place from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the Lee T. Todd Building.

HOOPS division leadership: Dr. Dan Davenport and Devauna Adkins
November 4, 2022

For more than three decades, Daniel Davenport, PhD, MBA, has established himself as a clinical data keeper in the UK College of Medicine Department of Surgery. Faculty and trainees understand that, “if you need surgical data, go see Dan,” he jokes.

Hanna Carr
November 4, 2022

Versailles, Ky., native Hanna Carr was inspired to join the military after seeing how much her grandparents and other family members benefited from the experience – from the lifelong connections they built and the discipline they developed to the value of serving a bigger purpose.

Scientist pouring cannabis into a sample.
November 4, 2022

The University of Kentucky Cannabis Center is accepting applications for its first faculty pilot grants.

The UK Cannabis Center conducts high-quality research on the health effects of cannabis, including its risks and benefits when used to treat certain medical conditions. It was established by Kentucky House Bill 604 and appropriated $2 million through June 2024.

Scott Camerson, Jason Gill, and Greg Graf
November 4, 2022

Hundreds of researchers, students and guests attended the 24th University of Kentucky Cardiovascular Research Day at the Central Bank Center, an annual event that celebrates innovative research in cardiovascular health.

Fran Feltner, and Sierra Williams standing with project sign.
November 3, 2022

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) recently announced the inaugural call for applications for the new Healthcare Worker Loan Relief Program of the Commonwealth (HWLRPC).

Laura Fanucchi
November 2, 2022

Infective endocarditis (IE) occurs when bacteria enter the bloodstream and settle in the heart lining, a heart valve or a blood vessel, causing serious tissue damage and other problems. Of the more than 35,000 cases a year in the U.S., about one in five people die.