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COVID-19 EXPERIENCE STUDY

How are you coping with COVID-19 pandemic? What challenges do you face? This brief, anonymous survey explores social and psycholgical responses to this unprecedented global event.COVID-19 EXPERIENCE STUDY

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Posted - May 18Read More

HEAL investigator Dr. Michelle Lofwall holds up a single dose of a naloxone nasal spray. UK Photo | Pete Comparoni

UK HEALing Communities Strategy Fast-Tracked Due to COVID-19

Since the $87 million HEALing Communities Study was announced just over a year ago, the University of Kentucky and its community and state partners have been working diligently to lay the groundwork to get the...

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Posted - May 14Read More

Could a Telehealth Program Improve Outcomes for Justice-Involved Women?

NIH HEAL InitiativeSM’s research is testing system to link incarcerated women to outside opioid use disorder services before leaving jail.For those with opioid use disorder (OUD), the first days after leaving...

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Posted - May 7Read More

Dr. Stoops Elected President of National Group Dedicated to Addressing Drug Abuse

William W. Stoops, PhD, professor within the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been elected as president of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the longest standing group in the U....

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Posted - Feb 12Read More

UK Launches $15 Million KeY Treat Study in Perry County

Today, University of Kentucky officials provided updates on the recently launched Kentucky Viral Hepatitis Treatment Project (KeY Treat), a three-year, $15 million study co-funded by the National Cancer...

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Posted - Jan 22Read More

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'Behind the Blue': UK Researcher Jennifer Havens Works to Develop Treatment for Hepatitis C

The University of Kentucky is tackling many of Kentucky’s toughest health issues through research aimed at making documented, measured progress.Among the many ongoing examples of UK’s faculty researchers...

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Posted - Nov 22Read More

The "Unbelievable" Panel Discussion will take place Nov. 11. Flyer courtesy of: UK College of Law.

UK Law to Host Panel of Experts for 'Unbelievable' Discussion

The University of Kentucky College of Law will host a panel comprising experienced professionals including prosecutors, advocates, social workers, trauma therapists, journalists and psychologists to discuss...

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Posted - Nov 5Read More

Dean DiPaola, Dr. Studts honored with MediStar Awards

The 2019 MediStar Awards honored University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean Robert S. DiPaola, MD, and Jamie L. Studts, Ph.D., professor in the UK College of Medicine Department of Behavioral Science. ...

Tags - Behavioral Science, MediStar, Lung Cancer, Northern Kentucky Campus, College of Medicine Bowling Green Campus

Posted - Nov 1Read More

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'Behind the Blue': How UK, State Partners Are Working to Help Incarcerated Women With Opioid Use Disorder

The University of Kentucky recently received an $8.8 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish a Clinical Research Center as part...

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Posted - Oct 3Read More

UK Awarded $8.8 Million to Support Opioid Treatment for Women in Criminal Justice Settings

The University of Kentucky recently received an $8.8 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, to establish a Clinical Research Center as part...

Tags - Behavioral Science, Opiod Abuse

Posted - Sep 20Read More

Lung Cancer Screening Awareness Campaign Focuses on At-Risk Kentuckians

The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (formerly known as Lung Cancer Alliance and the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation) is conducting a statewide education campaign in partnership with the University of...

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Posted - Jun 17Read More

UK's First Bridge Clinic Offers Immediate Access to Opioid Treatment

After being revived with Naloxone in the emergency room, patients immediately enter withdrawal. Cold chills, vomiting, diarrhea – “dope sickness” is what many call it. The feeling is hard to describe, but many...

Tags - Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation, Research

Posted - Apr 23Read More

UK, Kentucky Awarded $87 Million to Lead Effort in Combating Nation's Opioid Epidemic

In the largest grant ever awarded to the University of Kentucky, researchers from UK's Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) and across campus — in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and...

Tags - Opioid Treatment, Research, Grants and Funding

Posted - Apr 18Read More

New Center Established to Address Kentucky Health Disparities

At the University for Kentucky, understanding and addressing the health needs of the people of the Commonwealth is the goal of many faculty, staff, clinicians and researchers. As a step toward improving health...

Tags - Behavioral Science, Health Equity, Research

Posted - Jul 25Read More

Department of Behavioral Science Chair Search

Department Chair The College of Medicine seeks a dynamic academic and research driven innovative leader to serve as its next Chair for the Department of Behavioral Science and invites applications for the...

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Posted - Jun 21Read More

UK Researchers Publish Study on New Therapy to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Better delivery of medications to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) is key to addressing the opioid crisis and helping the 2.6 million Americans affected by the disease.While FDA-approved medications are...

Tags - Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation, Opiod Abuse

Posted - May 22Read More