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Does Smoking Cause Dementia? Maybe Not, Study Says

It's an irrefutable fact that smoking is bad for you. Study after study has proven that smoking increases your risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes – even blindness.But dementia? Not so fast. A recent...

Tags - Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, Research

Posted - Mar 26Read More

Women's Basketball Player Trades Her Jersey for a White Coat

Athletics teaches discipline, commitment and perseverance. All of those skills are valuable on the court, in the classroom and in life. For first year medical student Rachel Potter, a lot of the discipline and...

Tags - Medical Education, Students

Posted - Mar 21Read More

'Behind the Blue': Women Changed the Face and Practice of Medicine

The University of Kentucky community is celebrating Women’s History Month. Throughout March, UKNow will feature the women — past and present — on whose shoulders we stand and whose hard work has made our...

Tags - Women in Medicine

Posted - Mar 13Read More

Med Student Who Helped Launch Diversity Program is Now a Physician and Faculty Adviser

A meeting in early 2010 sparked Dr. Ima Ebong's passion to advocate for greater minority representation in medical school — a passion that has propelled her to national recognition for her work.Ebong, a...

Tags - Students, Diversity

Posted - Feb 15Read More

Dr. Sharon Walsh is Among Renowned Scientists who Join Scientific Advisory Board

UK researcher Sharon Walsh is among other nationally renowned experts who were recently named to the Addiction Policy Forum’s Scientific Advisory Board. The board is made up of experts in of medicine,...

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Posted - Feb 1Read More

Daret St. Clair Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researcher Daret St. Clair, Ph.D., has been named the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient from the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (SfRBM). St. Clair...

Tags - Faculty, Research

Posted - Nov 27Read More

UK Alumni Association Names Winners of Alumni Professorship Award

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association — with a committee chaired by UK Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement G.T. Lineberry — regularly honors outstanding UK faculty members with the UK Alumni...

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Posted - Sep 28Read More

People Behind Our Research: Barbara Nikolajczyk and the Inflammation-Diabetes Connection

Barbara Nikolajczyk has always had a passion for scientific exploration and discovery. After losing her father to complications from type 2 diabetes, she decided to delve into research examining the connection...

Tags - Diabetes

Posted - Sep 12Read More

UK Doctoral Candidate Selected to Participate in New Advocacy Program

Ten researchers from institutions across the U.S. have been selected to participate in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Advocacy Training Program, a rigorous six-month ...

Tags - Biochemistry, Research

Posted - Jul 21Read More

UK Professor Wins Advocacy Award for LGBTQ* Health Care Initiative

Difficulty in accessing culturally affirming and informed health care has long deterred members of the LGBTQ* community from seeking fundamental services and resources. In 2016, Dr. Keisa Fallin-Bennett, an...

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Posted - Jun 27Read More

UK HealthCare Physicians Are Named to 2017-18 Best Doctors in America

UK HealthCare has more than 130 physicians practicing medicine with University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital who appear on the Best Doctors...

Tags - Ranking, Faculty, Clinical, UK HealthCare

Posted - Mar 26Read More

People Behind Our Research: Sally Ellingson Uses Big Data and Machine Learning to Improve Drug Development

From childhood excellence in art and math, Sally Ellingson has built a robust career in computational drug discovery. The graduate of joint program with the University of Tennessee and Oakridge National...

Tags - Research

Posted - Feb 26Read More

Olympic Team Doctor Now Serves Patients at UK HealthCare

Every four years, people around the world gather around the television and spend two weeks watching a lifetimes worth of work play out. For the hundreds of athletes that comprise Team USA, the result of their...

Tags - Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Posted - Feb 8Read More

Join 'Markey Women Strong' to Advance Cancer Research at UK

The Markey Cancer Foundation invites you to take an active role in furthering life-changing cancer research at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center through the Markey Women Strong program.Markey...

Tags - Markey Cancer Center

Posted - Feb 7Read More

Wonder Women: Young Scientists Help Confirm Presence of Breathing "Ghost Network"

According to a paper recently published in Cell Reports, labs from Case Western Reserve and the University of Kentucky's Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) were able to demonstrate the...

Tags - Spinal Cord, scobirc

Posted - Jan 26Read More

UK's Successful Research Career Development Program Receives Renewed Funding

University of Kentucky's Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) program has not only supported faculty and researchers in their work, but also jump-started careers, aided in the...

Tags - Research, Women's Health

Posted - Nov 20Read More