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  • LEX18 Covid-19 Blood Clot Story
    • Oct 16 2020

    The research, supported by a COVID-19 pilot grant from the CCTS, suggests lung damage caused by COVID-19 might be to blame for prolonged clot risk.

  • Behind the Blue logo
    • Oct 13 2020

    Dr. Lisa Cassis, UK’s vice president for research, oversees the university’s vast medical and nonmedical research efforts. On this episode of "Behind the Blue," she discusses the many areas UK's Office of Research is prioritizing, including greater diversity and inclusion, the increasing commitment to opportunities for undergraduate research, returning research efforts to higher capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.

  • Portrait of Dr. Gia Mudd-Martin
    • Oct 10 2020

    Mudd-Martin is testing the effectiveness of two interventions aimed at encouraging healthy behaviors such as physical activity, healthy eating and smoking cessation for the populations of rural areas of Bourbon, Rowan, Nicholas and other nearby counties

  • UK researcher Jeremy Wood, pictured in his lab wearing a white coat, is co-leading research that may provide answers for why so many COVID-19 patients experience blood clotting.
    • Sep 17 2020

    The study suggests that localized inflammation in the lungs caused by COVID-19 may be responsible for the increased presence of blood clots in patients, and that the risk of thrombosis could persist after the infection clears.

  • Dr. Lovoria Williams
    • Sep 10 2020

    Lovoria Williams, Ph.D., co-director of integrated special populations for the CCTS and associate professor in the College of Nursing, is collaborating with faith communities to address these health disparities among minority and medically underserved populations in both Appalachia and predominately African American communities in Lexington.

  • Hunter Moseley, PhD
    • Aug 26 2020

    The National Science Foundation recently award will support development of new state-of-the-art metabolomics data analysis tools that will derive new data, knowledge and interpretation from the active metabolic state of organisms and ecosystems with broad biological and biomedical applications.

  • Hunter Moseley, PhD
    • Aug 26 2020

    The National Science Foundation recently awarded a three-year, $1,163,869 grant to the University of Kentucky to develop new state-of-the-art metabolomics data analysis tools that will derive new data, knowledge and interpretation from the active metabolic state of organisms and ecosystems with broad biological and biomedical applications.

  • Female patient sits with her face resting on an eye screening camera.
    • Aug 20 2020

    Ophthalmologist Ana Bastos de Carvalho has leveraged UK’s Physician Scientist Training Program to improve a network of telemedicine eye screenings for Kentuckians with diabetes in underserved communities.

  • The COBRE grant will support four early career researchers, top: Carrie Shaffer, Gluck Equine Research Center, and Martha Grady, College of Engineering, bottom: Samuel G. Awuah, College of Arts & Sciences, and Vincent Venditto, College of Pharmacy.
    • Aug 4 2020

    Jon Thorson and UK were recently awarded a prestigious Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant to study translational chemical biology from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The $11.2 million grant will fund UK's Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation.

  • Early adult, thin Black woman with natural hair sitting in bed and holding her head with one hand.
    • Aug 3 2020

    Researchers at the University of Kentucky are working to understand how the pandemic has affected people’s wellbeing, and which groups may be particularly at risk for negative outcomes.