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$2.3 million NIH Grant Aims to Help Improve Diversity in Science and Health Care

Through a recent five-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of Kentucky faculty Don Frazier and Brett Spear will partner with faculty from qualified minority-serving...

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Posted - Feb 19Read More

Save the Date: PGY Research & Education Day

Stay up to date on this event by visiting it's page here.SAVE THE DATEMay 22, 2019 at the Bill Gatton Student Center More details to follow about:RegistrationAgendaResearch BlitzPoster Session

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Posted - Feb 18Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: "The L-type calcium channel current modulation mechanism: the plot thickens and fogs"

J Clin Invest. 2019 Feb 1;129(2):496-498. doi: 10.1172/JCI125958. Epub 2019 Jan 7.The L-type calcium channel current modulation mechanism: the plot thickens and fogs.Ahern BM, Satin J.AbstractStressful...

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Posted - Feb 4Read More

Skinner Lecture Features Class of '98 Alum

Skinner Lecture for Distinguished Alumni, Physiology Seminar Series"Tools Based on Neurotropic Viruses for Structural and Functional Studies"Fuqiang Xu, PhD Director, Center for Brain Science Associate...

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Posted - Jan 29Read More

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Saha Awards

The University of Kentucky Saha Cardiovascular Research Center is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Saha Awards. The Saha Awards are given to encourage and support staff and...

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Posted - Jan 23Read More

Congratulations Khalid Eldahan, PhD

On Friday, January 11 2019, Khalid Eldahan successfully defended his dissertation, earning his doctoral degree. Congratulations Dr. Eldahan!TARGETING MALADAPTIVE PLASTICITY AFTER SPINAL CORD INJURY TO PREVENT...

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Posted - Jan 11Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: Cilostazol Attenuates Angiotensin II–Induced Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms but Not Atherosclerosis in Apolipoprotein E–Deficient Mice

Abstract Objective—Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a permanent dilation of the abdominal aorta associated with rupture, which frequently results in fatal consequences. AAA tissue is commonly characterized...

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Posted - Jan 10Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: "Rad GTPase Deletion Attenuates Post-Ischemic Cardiac Dysfunction and Remodeling"

JACC Basic Transl Sci. 2018 Feb;3(1):83-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jacbts.2017.09.004.Rad GTPase deletion attenuates post-ischemic cardiac dysfunction and remodeling.Manning JR1,2, Chelvarajan L3, Levitan BM1,4, ...

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Posted - Jan 7Read More

Andrew Hernandez is the 2018 Hardin Award Recipient

The 11th Annual Hardin Award was presented to Andrew Hernandez, an administrative staff member in the Department of Physiology, on December 14, 2018 during the Physiology Holiday Party at Kroger Field's...

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Posted - Dec 18Read More

Physiology Postdoc Faruk Moonschi Recipient of Mentoring Award

Congratulations to the recipients of the College of Health Science's Fall 2018 Undergraduate Research Enhancement Awards. These awards are designed to recognize the dedication and extra time required mentoring...

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Posted - Dec 11Read More

Behind the Blue Logo

'Behind the Blue': UK’s Don Frazier Stays Forever Young Through Science Outreach, Research

If staying engaged in something you love is the key to staying young, University of Kentucky emeritus faculty member Don Frazier certainly is on the right track.At an age when many folks are sitting back and...

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Posted - Dec 4Read More

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UK Physiologist Uses Biomechanics to Understand Lung Healing

As a child, Chris Waters was always curious about how things worked. His inquiring mind led him on a path from chemical engineering to biomedical engineering to his current work on a dangerous condition called...

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Posted - Dec 4Read More

Celebration Held for Esteemed, Retiring Faculty

November 28, 2018 - Friends, family, and colleagues joined together to honor three retiring, esteemed UK faculty members. A retirement celebration was held on November 28 at the Hillary J. Boone Center to...

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Posted - Dec 3Read More

AHA Awards Pre-Doctoral Fellowships to Graduate Students

November 19, 2018 - The University of Kentucky has been awarded grants totaling over $160,000 by the American Heart Association.These pre-doctoral grants will fund research into cardiovascular disease and...

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Posted - Nov 20Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: "SR-BI (Scavenger Receptor Class B Type 1) Is Critical in Maintaining Normal T-Cell Development and Enhancing Thymic Regeneration."

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2018 Nov;38(11):2706-2717. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.118.311728.SR-BI (Scavenger Receptor Class B Type 1) Is Critical in Maintaining Normal T-Cell Development and Enhancing Thymic...

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Posted - Nov 5Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: "A novel tetracycline-responsive transgenic mouse strain for skeletal muscle-specific gene expression."

View full publication here.Skelet Muscle. 2018 Oct 27;8(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s13395-018-0181-y.A novel tetracycline-responsive transgenic mouse strain for skeletal muscle-specific gene expression.Iwata M1,2,3, ...

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Posted - Oct 29Read More