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UK Researcher a Force in the Fight Against Lyme Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 20, 2021) — At a time when incidence of Lyme disease is rising across the U.S., a study led by University of Kentucky College of Medicine researcher Brian Stevenson, Ph.D., may provide a...

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BLOG: UK, Fayette County Schools' STEM Pipeline Program

As summer camp season wraps up and a new school year begins, this “Research Made Possible” podcast shares how University of Kentucky researchers across campus are targeting science, technology, engineering and...

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Beth Oates Addresses Burden of Transportation Restrictions on Research Animals

During Beth Oates' fellowship with FASEB, she was the point-person who drafted, edited and fielded input from scientific societies regarding commercial airlines restrictions on animal transportation. The...

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UK Alumnus on COVID-19 Frontlines in Liberia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2021) — When times are tough, a University of Kentucky alumnus can always be found helping others. In the case of Mosoka Fallah, Ph.D., it’s more than just a helping hand — it’s...

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UK Study Identifies Potential Target for Bacteria Behind Tooth Decay

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2021) — Findings from a University of Kentucky College of Medicine study could lead to a new way to combat the bacteria responsible for tooth decay.The research led by Natalia Korotkova...

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Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah to receive 2021 UK Alumni Global Impact Award

As stated by UK's International Center, the UK Alumni Global Impact Award "seeks to recognize alumni whose highly distinguished careers have featured significant work outside the United States that has...

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Dr. Ilhem Messaoudi Named Chair of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

It is with excitement that after an extensive, nationwide search, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine will officially welcome Ilhem Messaoudi, PhD, to campus as the new chair of the department of...

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VITAL: An Alliance Building the Infrastructure to Expand UK’s Disease Research Capability

Beth Garvy, PhD, and Sidney Whiteheart, PhD, originally planned to study blood clotting in HIV-positive patients when they first approached one another to establish a unified research team. Then COVID-19...

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Jamila Tucker Wins Award at KYTN American Society for Microbiology Spring Meeting

April 16-17, 2021, was the Spring meeting of the KY-TN Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (see attached program). It was hosted virtually by U of L. Dr. Erin Garcia was an invited speaker, and...

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MIMG's Dr. Jacqueline Rivas placed 2nd at 2021 COM Trainee Poster Session

First, thanks to those who helped with the poster session and those who showed up to support the trainees! The event was a big success, and everyone seemed to have a good time! Here are the winners:Postdoc...

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UK, Fayette County Schools and Partners Join Forces on STEM Pipeline Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 1, 2021) – The STEM Through Authentic Research and Training (START) program at the University of Kentucky is creating a unique pipeline to increase science, technology, engineering and...

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Why COVID-19 Vaccine Research Remains Critical

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2021) — While the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines continue to be administered across the United States under an emergency authorization status, ongoing coronavirus vaccine...

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Dr. Brian Stevenson Receives Two Major Grants to Study Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne bacterial disease in the U.S., with 200,000 new cases each year. While incidence in Kentucky typically has been relatively low, the incidence of the tick vector,...

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UK Researchers Identify COVID-19 Blood Clotting Cause

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2020) — A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study may provide answers for why so many COVID-19 patients experience thrombosis, or the formation of blood clots that...

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Educators Create Engaging Online Workshop for Integrated Biomedical Sciences Students

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an ever-changing environment requiring quick adjustment, especially in the field of research. In response to the pandemic, scientists at UK ceased non-essential research...

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Posted - Aug 24Read More

SOPS, OTC Announce Winners of Postdoctoral Pitch Competition Sponsored by UKIC, VPR

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2020) — The University of Kentucky Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS) hosted their first Research Pitch Competition where 19 postdocs and fellows showcased their research with one...

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