Bike4Alz team shoulder-to-shoulder in front of a sign that reads, "Welcome to Colorful Colorado"
Guan-Yu Xiao in front of a gorgeous water feature.

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Centerresearcher Guan-Yu Xiao, PhD, has received a three-year $747,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study how lung cancer metastasizes, or spreads to other parts of the body. 

Hollie Swanson

A University of Kentucky researcher will be serving as a member of the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS)Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Review Committee. The committee is responsible for the scientific review of multiple grant mechanisms at the NIEHS.

Octavio A. Gonzalez wearing a white coat, standing in a laboratory
Jay Avasarala leaning against a stairwell on UK campus.

A recently published article by UK HealthCare’s Jagannadha (Jay) Avasarala, MD, PhD, professor of neurology, outlines the promise of point of care ultrasound (POC

Natalia Korotkova

A researcher at the University of Kentucky has been selected to receive a seed grant from the Hypothesis Fund for the “boldness of her science and potential long-term impact of her work.”

Monica Bertagnolli at a podium, addressing a University of Kentucky audience.

Much of the research conducted at the University of Kentucky focuses on addressing key health challenges facing the Commonwealth from cancer to substance use.

ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) conference room filled with attendees.

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center physicians and scientists shared their latest findings at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago May 31 to June 4.  

Ebbert and his team of three researchers standing in their lab.

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging are working to develop a pre-symptomatic disease diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

a panel of of 4 researchers at a table

Watch below Part 2 of the "Because We Care" mini-documentary series. 

(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.