Donna Wilcock, PhD on Sept, 22, 2022.
November 2, 2022

Donna Wilcock, PhD, of the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) was awarded a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant for her lab’s exploration of adverse effects of two new Alzheimer’s disease drugs — aducanumab and lecanemab —​ which have been shown to slow the progression of cognitive decline.

Ilhem Messaoudi (right), PhD, chair of the Department of Microbiology with student (left) in the lab
October 31, 2022

Two University of Kentucky researchers in the College of Medicine are studying the impact of drinking alcohol on the immune system and lungs.

Blackburn lab
October 28, 2022

Jessica Blackburn, PhD, associate professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry, wanted to make her undergraduate students feel welcome at the start of the fall semester. As the daughter of a teacher, her instinct was to gift each undergraduate student a binder with supplies.

College of Medicine and HEED Award logos
October 28, 2022

For the second consecutive year, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received the 2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Debra Faulk speaking on stage.
October 28, 2022

As a stand-up comedian, Debra Faulk is an expert at transforming the most difficult and uncomfortable moments of her life into something that lifts others.

UNITE Scholars top from left: Odunayo Omotilewa, Jillian Silva-Jones, James Murray. Bottom from left: Kristen Buford, Monyae Kerney, Jessica Maras.
October 25, 2022

The UNited In True Racial Equity Research Priority Area (UNITE RPA) welcomed its inaugural cohort of 18 graduate students from 6 colleges to the UNITE Predoctoral Research Enhancement Program. 

Acting Dean Griffith presenting award to Dr. Zwischenberger
October 24, 2022

The UK College of Medicine is excited to announce that Joseph (Jay) B. Zwischenberger, MD ‘77, professor of surgery, pediatrics, interventional radiology, and bioengineering, has been named recipient of the prestigious William R. Willard Dean’s Recognition Award. He was honored at the 2022 College of Medicine Awards Convocation.

A collage of the 10 students moving to the Research Competition
October 24, 2022

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is proud to announce the fourth annual 5-Minute Fast Track Research Competition finalists. These undergraduates competed in the competition’s preliminary round and were selected as Top 10 finalists to present their research during the final round 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.

Two beers.
October 21, 2022

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are taking an innovative approach to help a high-risk population by using easily accessible technology: an app on a smartphone.

Dr. Beth Garvy giving an award
October 20, 2022

The following individuals were honored at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Awards Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.

For a full photo gallery from the event, click here.

Elizabeth Rhodus stretching an exercise band.
October 20, 2022

A CD player. Lavender-infused lotion. A weighted blanket. A roll of red tape. The last things you’d expect when it comes to Alzheimer’s care. But every item was chosen for a specific purpose: to help care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) through their sense of hearing, smell, feel, sight and more.

OB-GYN and former BIRCWH scholar Rachel W. Miller, MD, and her colleague Jill Kolesar, PharmD, are co-directors of the Markey Cancer Center Molecular Tumor Board.
October 19, 2022

The University of Kentucky’s Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program has received a five-year grant renewal — making this program over two decades old at the University of Kentucky.

Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya
October 19, 2022

For this "UK at the Half," University of Kentucky College of Engineering Professor Dibakar Bhattacharyya, PhD, and doctoral student Rollie Mills, discuss the medical face mask membrane they have developed. The membrane can capture and deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein on contact.

Joy Miracle
October 13, 2022

Joy Miracle works with Anthony Sinai, PhD, in the UK College of Medicine Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. In the following Q&A, she shares her experience studying parasitic infection and how mentorship in Dr. Sinai’s lab has helped her develop as a scientist.

William B. Inabnet at podium
October 12, 2022

William B Inabnet III, MD, surgeon-in-chief at UK HealthCare and chair of the Department of Surgery in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, was one of the 65 esteemed surgeon educators inducted into the 

Katherine Copely
October 7, 2022
Katherine Copely, MD, chief resident in diagnostic radiology at the UK College of Medicine, shares what it’s like to train in her specialty, and what advice she has for future residents.


Lisa Williams, new wellness dean
October 6, 2022

To enable the University of Kentucky College of Medicine to succeed in its mission for a healthier Kentucky, leadership must prioritize the wellness and well-being of faculty, staff, and learners. Lisa Williams, MSSA, is serving in the college’s new leadership position, associate dean for wellness and well-being, to help us excel in this goal.

Gaurang Vaidya
October 6, 2022

When he was a cardiology fellow, Gaurang Vaidya, MD, faced a persistent question while providing care for heart failure patients – how much extra water is in the patient’s body?

Hunter Moseley
October 6, 2022
This year, Hunter N.B. Moseley, PhD, was promoted to professor with tenure in the UK College of Medicine Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.
Behind the Blue Logo
October 6, 2022

A collaboration between Kentucky Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center brings together the expertise of Kentucky’s top hospital and one of the country’s best children’s hospitals to create one of the top pediatric heart programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.