6th Annual Markesbery Symposium Set for Nov. 4-5

University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) is hosting its sixth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia on Nov. 4-5. This two-day program will offer sessions for both the scientific...

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Posted - Sep 21Read More

Sprang Receives $2 million Grant to Expand Services at UK Center on Trauma and Children

Dr. Ginny Sprang, professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Psychiatry and executive director of UK’s Center on Trauma and Children (CTAC), has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Substance...

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Posted - Sep 16Read More

'UK at the Half' Features Dean of UK College of Medicine

Robert DiPaola, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, was featured during "UK at the Half" that aired during the UK at Florida football game, broadcast on radio Sept. 10.DiPaola, who came to...

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Posted - Sep 15Read More

UK Named One of "Top Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs" by Becker's Hospital Review

The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital is one of the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” in Becker’s Hospital Review magazine's recently released...

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Posted - Aug 26Read More

UK Researcher Leads International Epilepsy Cure Initiative

University of Kentucky College of Medicine Professor Matthew Gentry will direct a team international scientists recently awarded a five-year, $8.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to pursue a...

Tags - Research, Biochemistry,  Epilepsy

Posted - Aug 1Read More

Mentoring a Key Factor in Spinal Cord Researcher's Success

In ivory towers all over the world, experts ponder the factors that foster career success and overall well-being in their college graduates. Gallup tried to answer the same question. In a 2014 poll of more...

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Posted - Jul 25Read More

Markey, LLS Host Fifth Annual Meet the Researchers Day

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosted their fifth annual "Meet the Researchers Day" last week. Meet the Researchers Day is a field trip given as a prize...

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Posted - May 2Read More

UK Big Blue Family: Colleagues in Liver Disease Research and in Life

This story was originally published on UKNow. LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2016) — When you ask Brett Spear about what he most admires in his wife and colleague, Martha Peterson, a smile instantly appears on his...

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Posted - Mar 25Read More

UK College of Medicine Hosts Annual Sue Fosson Spring Humanities Festival

Students, staff, faculty and friends are invited to attend the Sue Fosson Spring Humanities Festival: A Celebration of the Arts. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 23 in the University of...

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Posted - Mar 21Read More

UK Strategic Plan Highlights Research in Addressing Kentucky Challenges

As an academic, research and health enterprise, discovery is at the core of the University of Kentucky’s mission — which is why research and scholarship serve as one of the five strategic objectives outlined...

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Posted - Feb 9Read More

Three Postdoctoral Scientists Highlighted During Poster Session

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine recently hosted the eighth annual Postdoctoral Poster Presentation Session where three students received top honors for significant research in diverse medical...

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Posted - Jan 27Read More

Immunotherapy Research Leads to "Triple Play" for Sanders-Brown Researcher

In the late 1990s, Donna Wilcock was exploring electrical activity in the epileptic brain as part of her undergraduate study in England, but her focus took an interesting turn as her studies into brain...

Tags - Research, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Immunotherapy Research

Posted - Jan 25Read More

Sanders-Brown Research Reveals Connection Between Tauopathies and Disruption in Protein Synthesis

Assistant Professor Joe Abisambra, researcher at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, has demonstrated for the first time that tau impairs protein synthesis — a key component in memory...

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Posted - Jan 20Read More

UK Study Calls for Closer Examination of Transitional Care Management Program Effectiveness

Reducing excessive medical costs associated with high hospital readmission rates is a pillar of health care reform. From 2007 to 2011, as many as 19 percent of patients in the United States returned to...

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Posted - Jan 17Read More

New Dean of the UK College of Medicine

University of Kentucky Provost Tim Tracy and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Michael Karpf announced Monday that Dr. Robert DiPaola, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and...

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Posted - Jan 4Read More

Campbell Muscle Lab Gives Back to Heart Failure Patients

Every day throughout 2015, University of Kentucky physiologist Ken Campbell laced up his running shoes and took off for a 5-kilometer run, regardless of his schedule, plans or location. Regular running routes...

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Posted - Dec 14Read More