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UK’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Prepares for This Year’s 'Memory Sunday'

Memory Sunday is designated nationally as the second Sunday in June. Memory Sunday was established to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on the African American community, since their...

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Posted - Jun 9Read More

College of Medicine Staff Spotlight: Q&A with Em Neiport

Em Neiport, MA, is project manager at the College of Medicine and staff co-chair of the LGBTQ* Advisory Committee.Q: What are your roles at the UK College of Medicine?A: I’m a project manager in the College of...

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Posted - Jun 9Read More

Griffith Named Acting Dean for UK College of Medicine

University of Kentucky Provost David Blackwell has announced Dr. Charles “Chipper” Griffith III has been named the acting dean of the UK College of Medicine, effective July 1, 2021.Griffith will serve as...

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UK’s Sanders-Brown Researchers Discover Polyamines Prevent Collection of Alzheimer’s Disease Protein

A study by several researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) was recently highlighted in AlzForum. The study focuses on polyamines, the nitrogen-packed aliphatic...

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Posted - Jun 7Read More

FINDERS: An Alliance of Clinicians, Scientists to Treat Epileptic Seizures

Meriem Bensalem-Owen, MD, and Brian Gold, PhD, might not have ever had the chance to work on projects together. Dr. Bensalem-Owen is a physician who spends much of her time at the patients’ bedside, reviewing...

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Dr. Michael Piascik to Retire after 40 Years with College of Medicine

In his 40 years at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Michael T. Piascik, PhD, has mentored hundreds of medical students and graduate students while bringing key funding to the college as a...

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New UK Research May Offer Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 4, 2021) — University of Kentucky Department of Neuroscience Professor Greg Gerhardt, Ph.D., hypothesizes that the balance of glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) — two main...

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College of Medicine Alumni Spotlight: Q&A with Dr. Cheavar Blair

Cheavar Blair, PhD, a 2017 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, is now a postdoc at the University of California-Santa Barbara. Dr. Blair recently received the 2020 Young Author...

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UK Research Could Lead to Treatment for Aortic Aneurysms

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2021) — Thanks to a $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a University of Kentucky College of Medicine team will study the culprit behind thoracic aortic...

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Gipson-Reichardt Honored for Contributions to Drug Abuse Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 2021) — University of Kentucky College of Medicine researcher Cassandra Gipson-Reichardt, Ph.D., has received the College on Problems of Drug Dependence’s (CPDD) 2021 Joseph Cochin...

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Betty Graham: 'Skin Cancer Screenings Saved My Life'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 2021) – It’s no secret the sun can be damaging to the skin. About 10 years ago, Betty Graham began to learn this the hard way.After noticing an unusual spot on her leg, a skin cancer...

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2021 Ken Freedman Outstanding Advisors Named

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 25, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Advising Network has recently announced the recipients of the 2021 Ken Freedman Awards during the Ken Freedman Day of Recognition virtual awards...

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Kunos Appointed Medical Director of Markey Clinical Research Office

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 25, 2021) – The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announces that radiation oncologist Dr. Charles Kunos will join the center and serve as medical director of Markey’s Clinical...

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Dr. Ilhem Messaoudi Named Chair of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

It is with excitement that after an extensive, nationwide search, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine will officially welcome Ilhem Messaoudi, PhD, to campus as the new chair of the department of...

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VITAL: An Alliance Building the Infrastructure to Expand UK’s Disease Research Capability

Beth Garvy, PhD, and Sidney Whiteheart, PhD, originally planned to study blood clotting in HIV-positive patients when they first approached one another to establish a unified research team. Then COVID-19...

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MSMS Program Prepares Shaw Powell for Research Career

In elementary school, Shaw Powell’s favorite subjects were art, physical education, and science, and in that order. Interestingly, the Northern Kentucky native’s career has followed this same trajectory.First...

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Posted - May 24Read More