UK Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Link Between Obesity and Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Kentucky researcher Fredrick Onono to study the potential link between obesity and breast cancer. Obese women are four...

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Posted - Aug 13Read More

SCoBIRC Research Published in the Journal of Neuroscience

Macrophages are cellular sentinels in the body, assigned to identify “attacks” from viruses, bacteria or fungi and sound the alarm when they are present. However, these cells are a “double-edged sword” in...

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Posted - Jul 14Read More

Zhang to Lead New Institute of Biomedical Informatics

A new Institute of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Kentucky will integrate and leverage large data systems across the academic and medical enterprise to improve patient care, research and education...

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Posted - Jul 9Read More

UK Hosts 5th Annual Barnstable Brown Research Day

The University of Kentucky’s fifth annual Barnstable Brown Obesity and Diabetes Research Day was held on May 20 at the Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A. Since 2011, the event has focused on current...

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Posted - Jun 17Read More

Hoven Elected First Female Chair of World Medical Association

Retired University of Kentucky professor Dr. Ardis D. Hoven was elected the first female chair of the World Medical Association (WMA) at the organization’s 200th council meeting in Oslo, Norway. Hoven has...

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Posted - Jun 16Read More

Markey Researchers Present Latest Studies at Annual Research Day

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center held its sixth annual Markey Cancer Center Research Day, highlighting the work of UK students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty from the past year. Research Day...

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Posted - May 29Read More

Fowlkes Returns to UK to Lead Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center

Dr. John Fowlkes took the helm as new director of the University of Kentucky's Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center earlier this year with a vision to build upon the center's past work and develop a...

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Posted - May 4Read More

Markey, LLS Host Fourth Annual 'Meet the Researchers Day'

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

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Posted - May 4Read More

Gill Heart Institute's Walk With a Doc is Back

Put on your walking shoes and join the Gill Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Alison Bailey for the 2015 Walk with a Doc season. From April through August, the program will meet twice a month on Thursdays for...

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Posted - May 1Read More

UK Great Teacher Spotlight: Dr. Sameer Desai

Six University of Kentucky educators were recently named recipients of the UK Alumni Association 2015 Great Teacher Award.   The Great Teacher Award, started in 1961, is the longest-running university award...

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Posted - Mar 10Read More

UK Scientist Awarded $3 Million NIH Grant to Study Therapy for Sepsis

Xiang-An Li, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky Saha Cardiovascular Research Center and Department of Pediatrics, has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study synthetic...

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Posted - Mar 10Read More

UK's Vanderford featured in Nature

Nathan Vanderford, assistant director for research at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and assistant professor in the Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology, has a featured article on...

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Posted - Mar 9Read More

New UK Research Facility Gets Green Light From State Legislature

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto believes it is time "to make death a beggar in Kentucky.” It’s the idea that through world-class research across an array of disciplines, and a commitment to...

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Posted - Mar 4Read More

UK Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Aggressive Cancer Metastasis

The National Cancer Institute recently awarded a two-year, $357,743 grant to University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers to study the role of a certain protein in aggressive cancer metastasis. The...

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Posted - Feb 25Read More

UK Alumni Association Honors Great Teachers

On Saturday, the University of Kentucky Alumni Association presented its 2015 Great Teacher Awards to six recipients at a recognition dinner. The award-winners were then recognized on the court of Rupp Arena...

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Posted - Feb 23Read More

CCTS Funds Pilot Awards for High Impact Studies, Junior Faculty, and Collaborative Projects

The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science has awarded 12 pilot grants to support innovative, collaborative research relevant to the health challenges and disparities faced by the...

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Posted - Feb 16Read More