$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...

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Posted - Nov 20Read 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....

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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,...

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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, ODEI

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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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...

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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...

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Posted - Oct 10Read More

UK CDAR Leads Research Investigating Progressive Therapies to Treat Opioid Addiction

Even with the assistance of detoxification and rehabilitation programs, 80 percent of people attempting recovery from opioid addiction will relapse.The firm grip of opioid addiction on a person’s life...

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Posted - Jul 26Read More

Stoops Appointed Editor of American Psychological Association Journal

Dr. William Stoops, associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been appointed editor of Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, a journal published by the American...

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Posted - Jul 26Read More

Native Appalachian Strives to Improve Rural Health

With picturesque mountains, moderate weather, a rich history and a culture filled with art and music, Appalachia is a region many are proud to call home. Unfortunately, Appalachia is also home to the highest...

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Kentucky LEADS Collaborative Implements Multipronged Approach to Lung Cancer in Kentucky

In the state with the highest incidence and mortality rates of lung cancer, a collaborative project is taking a multipronged approach to address the continuum of the disease, from prevention to screening to...

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Posted - Nov 16Read More