Zhihui Zhu, PhD, (left) and Erhard Bieberich, PhD, (right) working at a lab computer
September 1, 2023

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky has found that a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) is potentially effective as a therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive and irreversible neurological disorder. It’s estimated 6.2 million Americans aged 65 and older are living with the disease that affects cognitive function, memory and behavior. 

Doctor checking on a pediatric patient in their hospital room.
August 29, 2023

Registration is open for “Pediatric Emergencies: Early Assessment and Treatment of Children,” a daylong conference for all clinicians seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in the treatment of pediatric emergencies.

Lab worker holding out the cap to a bottle of naloxone.
August 29, 2023

August 31st marks International Overdose Awareness Day, a time when attention is directed toward raising awareness about opioid overdose and ways to reverse the deadly effects.

Jamshed Kanga, MD with award
August 28, 2023

When Jamshed Kanga, MD, came to UK HealthCare in 1983, he was the first – and only – pediatric pulmonologist in Kentucky.  

Dr. Ilhem Messaoudi in the lab.
August 28, 2023

After an intense season of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in the Commonwealth, we have a new tool to protect children from sickness.  

pieces of art on display
August 25, 2023

Learners from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine were presented an opportunity to express their creativity and convey their perspectives on important health care topics.

Dr. Anika Hartz
August 25, 2023

Anika Hartz, PhD, was recently promoted to professor in the UK College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences. The secret to her success is rooted in her love for science and pursuing groundbreaking discoveries.

Lauren Greathouse
August 25, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that Lauren Greathouse has been promoted to the newly created position reflecting the growth of the college and its need for a strategic and effective communications approach.

Terry Hinds, PhD, writing on a clear board with students in his lab.
August 23, 2023

Terry Hinds, PhD, joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty with an impressive record of groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art specialized technology. He is not only advancing scientific discoveries at UK, but also helping more undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows gain early experience with high-impact work.

Cancer ribbons of all different colors.
August 22, 2023

While cancer survivors have an increased risk of developing cancer in the future, that risk is notably higher in Kentucky and Appalachian Kentucky, according to a new University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Centerstudy.

UK HealthCare orthopaedic surgeon Mary Lloyd Ireland was honored at this year's annual meeting for the AOSSM, where she was inducted into its Hall of Fame.
August 18, 2023

Mary Lloyd Ireland, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and professor in the department of orthopedics and sports medicine at the University of Kentucky, has been inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Hall of Fame at the organization’s 2023 annual meeting, which was held July 13-16 in Washington, D.C.  

Accompanied by her sister Barbara Edelman (left), Tricia Barnstable-Brown speaks with reporters at the 2008 dedication of the UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center.
August 18, 2023

In the hours before his chestnut colt, Aristides, galloped to victory at the inaugural Kentucky Derby, thoroughbred owner and notorious gambler Henry Price McGrath was already celebrating.

Dr. Hinds, Zachary Kipp, and Evelyn Bates studying data
August 18, 2023

Terry Hinds, PhD, joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty with an impressive record of groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art specialized technology.

Angela Dearinger
August 18, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine continues to position itself as a leader in advancing health care for Kentuckians and beyond. Success is made possible through its many robust partnerships with health care institutions across the Commonwealth.

Dr. Dwan Perry with award
August 18, 2023

Dwan Perry, DO, was recently promoted to associate professor in the UK College of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Hubie Ballard and student.
August 17, 2023

Hubert Ballard’s Kentucky-grown positivity is infectious. Affectionately known as “Hubie,” the University of Kentucky College of Medicine associate professor lights up the room with an unforgettable smile and has a fervor for helping others that has touched countless lives across the Commonwealth.

The 2023 cohort of transitional year program
August 14, 2023

After medical school, some new doctors may start a preliminary year in medicine or surgery. Others choose a transitional year, combining medicine, surgery, and other rotations in medical training.

student affairs team member bodie stevens stands and talks to two medical students
August 14, 2023

Kent Lewis, MDiv, arrived to this year’s Bowling Green Campus Match Day event with a megaphone. He learned his lesson during the campus’ inaugural celebration – with all of the excitement, the event can get loud. He nearly lost his voice last year presenting the countdown to open envelopes.

Darwin Conwell showing how to interpret the simulation
August 14, 2023

According to a study by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Black men represent less than 3 percent of physicians in the United States, fewer than in the 1970s.

poster session
August 14, 2023

This summer, undergraduate students from across Kentucky and beyond participated in a 10-week UK program preparing them for research careers.