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New UK Program Will Address Rural Cancer Health Disparities

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2021) — A new training program at the University of Kentucky will help develop the next generation of scientists needed to reduce Kentucky’s burden of high cancer incidence and...

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UK Study: Tobacco Marketing Exposure Linked to Community Vulnerability

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2021) — A recent University of Kentucky College of Medicine study found that young adults from vulnerable communities are more likely to be exposed to tobacco marketing in their daily...

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College of Medicine Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts with Prestigious Award

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest...

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Pilot Grants Expand Substance Use Research Opportunities

By Elizabeth Chapin WednesdayLEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2021) — New pilot grants at the University of Kentucky are supporting innovative research to further understand causes and treatments of substance use...

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Behavioral Science Launches White Coats for Black Lives Fellowship

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2021) — University of Kentucky College of Medicine students Thailandria Daniels and Megan Stewart were recently awarded inaugural Department of Behavioral Science White Coats for Black...

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UK Study to Reveal Health Equity Impacts of Flavored Tobacco Sale Restrictions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 21, 2021) – A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study will examine how policies that restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes impact health...

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UK Helps Organize, Host Kremers Seminar on Exploring Opioids, Addiction

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 24, 2021) — It's a question that is critical to families and communities across the Commonwealth — how do we tackle the opioid epidemic?The University of Kentucky is helping to organize and...

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Study Associates Use of TNF Alpha Inhibitors in Crohn’s Disease with Increased Risk of MS

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 11, 2021) — Dr. Jay Avasarala, professor of neurology and director of the University of Kentucky’s Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, and co-authors, conducted a retrospective study in which they...

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Dr. William Stoops Awarded a 2020 APA Presidential Citation

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine congratulates William Stoops, PhD, professor in the departments of behavioral science and psychiatry, who has been awarded a 2020 Presidential Citation from the...

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College of Medicine Appoints Thread Leaders to Enhance Medical Student Curriculum

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is committed to enhancing its medical school curriculum and ensuring students are introduced to a variety of important topics as they pursue their medical...

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Research Establishes a New Method to Predict Individual Risk of Cognitive Decline

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2021) — The early prognosis of high-risk older adults for amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), using non-invasive and sensitive neuromarkers, is key for early prevention of...

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Faculty members of color see 'illusion of inclusion'

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/01/06/faculty-members-color-see...

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Dr. Nancy Schoenberg Invited to Present at NIH Behavioral and Social Science Research Festival

Nancy Schoenberg, PhD, professor of behavioral science and director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation, has been invited to present her research at the Behavioral and Social Science Research...

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Dr. Matthew Bush Highlights Positive Experience in UK College of Medicine's PhD Program in CTS

Matthew Bush, MD, PhD, MBA, is an experienced clinician, academic leader, and researcher. While he has been directly involved in health care and academia throughout his career, he credits the progress of his...

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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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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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