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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

UK Honors the 2018-2019 University Research Professors

This week, it was my distinct pleasure to present the University Research Professorship Awards to 14 members of our faculty who have demonstrated excellence in research and creative work that addresses...

Tags - Research, Awards and Recognition

Posted - May 3Read More

William Stoops Explores the Psychology of Drug Addiction

One undergraduate psychology course changed William Stoops' life.Originally Stoops planned to major in French, but after taking more psychology classes and getting involved in intensive, hands-on research, he...

Tags - Behavioral Science, Research

Posted - Jan 29Read More

$2.9 Million NIDA Grant Awarded to UK Researcher to Study Cocaine Use Disorder

Does reducing the use of cocaine, but not abstaining from the substance entirely, produce health benefits? There's currently little research available that answers that question. William Stoops, Ph.D.,...

Tags - Research, Behavioral Science

Posted - Nov 27Read 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

'Faith Moves Mountains' Initiative Continues with $3.1 Million Grant to Study Diabetes Care in Appalachia

Since 2004, Nancy Schoenberg, the Marion Pearsall Professor of Behavioral Science in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been principal investigator of a series of projects called "Faith Moves...

Tags - Diabetes, Research

Posted - Nov 1Read More

CDAR Director Delivers Lecture Reserved for Pioneers in Drug Abuse Research

UK Center on Drug and Alcohol Research director Sharon Walsh will deliver the honorary Marian W. Fischman Lectureship during the College on Drug Dependence Annual Conference, June 17-22 in Montreal, Canada....

Tags - CDAR, Behavioral Science

Posted - Jun 19Read More

Third Annual Appalachian Research Day Shares Results of Health Studies

The Third Annual Appalachian Research Day was held May 24 in Hazard, Ky., hosted by the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH). The event invites researchers and community members...

Tags - Center of Excellence in Rural Health, Research

Posted - Jun 1Read More

UK Neuroscientist Authors Study Using Brain Imaging to Assess Mental States with Criminal Relevance

To prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt, jurors must find evidence a defendant was culpable of a criminal act. Culpability refers to a person’s awareness and mental state, and in cases of criminal conviction,...

Tags - Behavioral Science, Faculty

Posted - Mar 23Read More

Fighting Substance Abuse by Empowering Incarcerated Women

Michele Staton-Tindall grew up in rural Appalachia during a time when people felt so safe they didn’t even lock their doors at night. The ensuing drug epidemic that now ravages her former home has dramatically...

Tags - CDAR, Drug Abuse, Behavioral Science

Posted - Feb 2Read More

Promising Results in UK Clinical Trial Moves Opioid Therapy Closer to Market

A multi-site clinical trial led by researchers at the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) has demonstrated the effectiveness of CAM2038, a potentially transformative buprenorphine...

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Posted - Jan 23Read More

Tindall-Staton Finds Passion in Research Close to Her Heart

Michele Staton-Tindall grew up in rural Appalachia during a time when people felt so safe they didn’t even lock their doors at night. The ensuing drug epidemic that now ravages her former home has dramatically...

Tags - Research, Behavioral Science, Faculty

Posted - Jan 9Read More

UK Faculty Receive Funding to Develop Responses to Opioid Injection Epidemic

Two faculty members from the University of Kentucky have received three of four funded awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop responses to the opioid injection epidemic that can be...

Tags - Research, Behavioral Science, Appalachian Kentucky

Posted - Dec 1Read More

UK Researcher Accepts KPA Psychologist of the Year Honor

The Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) named University of Kentucky psychologist and drug disorder researcher William Stoops the 2016 Psychologist of the Year during a conference on Nov. 3. The KPA...

Tags - Awards and Recognition, Behavioral Science

Posted - Nov 10Read More

UK Researcher Highlighted by National Cancer Institute

University of Kentucky Researcher Nancy Schoenberg is currently a featured partner on the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) website for her work with Faith Moves Mountains. Schoenberg, associate dean of...

Tags - Research, Behavioral Science

Posted - Nov 4Read More

NIDA Director Examines Scope of Substance Abuse Research Undertaken at UK

Multidisciplinary researchers unified by a mission to develop therapies, interventions and evidence-based solutions to substance use disorders delivered snapshots of their work to National Institute on Drug...

Tags - Research, CDAR

Posted - Oct 10Read More