(Top row left to right): Cooper Samuelson, Safiyah Sadek, Erica Smith. (Bottom row left to right): Katie Christensen, Luis Nunes.

Five students from the University of Kentucky have been selected for the Sustainability Summer Research Fellowship program.

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.

A conference room filled with people presenting their research posters.

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s Research Day held May 10 highlighted the wide scope of cancer research taking place at UK.  

Award winners standing together.

The University of Kentucky’s Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES) and the Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) announced the 2024 Community Engagement Award in Environmental Health Sciences winner at CERH’s Appalachian Research Day annual confe

Bill Stoops teaching students

As the University of Kentucky College of Medicine works to strengthen its collaborations and clinical research processes, we have created a new research leadership position to oversee these important advancements.

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.

(Left) Gregory Jicha, (Right) Patrick Sullivan

On Friday, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved 16 University Research Professors for the 2024-25 academic year. Established by the Board of Trustees in 1976, the professorships program recognizes excellence across the full spectrum of research at UK.

A close-up of a person writing on a stack of papers.

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that both culturally tailored and culturally universal approaches can be effective for cocaine treatment in Black Americans.

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.  

Aaron Chacon in the lab

Aaron Chacon has entered the final year of his PhD program in pharmacology and nutritional sciences. Early into his studies, he applied for an F-31 pre-doctoral fellowship with preliminary data and received funding that has supported his research over the last six years. 

KyMMM Research Team standing on the Chandler Hospital steps

A team of providers and researchers at the University of Kentucky is working with community and government leaders across the state to address a pressing issue facing the Commonwealth: the maternal morbidity and mortality rate.

the dean interviewing a department chair in front of a camera

Over the next few months, the UK College of Medicine will be releasing an exciting mini-documentary series called “Because We Care.” Capturing interviews and conversations with people across our community, the four-part series explores who we are as a college and why our mission matters to all of us, whether we are learners, faculty, researchers, or staff.

Dean Griffith talking to faculty

Charles “Chipper” Griffith’s workday uniform switched from scrubs to office wear when he graduated residency and joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty in 1994. Shortly after, he began making a statement with loud, colorful ties. 

American Diabetes Association 2023 Annual Report cover with University of Kentucky’s Brittany Smalls in the top left

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) released its 2023 Research Report, highlighting investments in advancing diabetes research and clinical practice. ADA research grants focus on innovative projects with high impact and help researchers establish collaborative networks to move their innovations into the hands of people living with diabetes.

Jeremy Thompson snuggling a dog.

Down syndrome remains the most common chromosomal condition diagnosed in the United States. Each year, about 6,000 babies born in the United States have Down syndrome, meaning it occurs in about one in every 700 babies.

Yadi Wu working in the lab.

A recent University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study published in PNAS uncovers a critical pathway involved in immune evasion by breast cancer cells.  

Image of research scholars for 2024. Names are in the image caption.

The University of Kentucky’s Research Scholars Program (RSP) has welcomed its fourth cohort made up of six faculty whose expertise spans a broad range of research foci. The program is aimed at advancing research by promoting the success of a diverse group of faculty.

Lisa Cassis.

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) is honoring the University of Kentucky’s Vice President for Research for her foundational contributions to our understanding of the renin-angiotensin system that has broad implications for hypertension and cardiovascu

Jacqueline A. Noonan, MD (far right) was a trailblazer in the field of cardiology

March is designated as Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we are highlighting women who have made history here at the College of Medicine. Their contributions are diverse, spanning significant research breakthroughs to exemplary patient care and education. 

UK Innovate will host its second annual Kentucky Innovator Challenge (KIC) on April 11, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET, in Ballrooms 212 A&B within Gatton Student Center.