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START Apprentices Lordina Mensah, Aliya Perrin and Jeanne Alexandre graduate from Lexington's STEAM Academy this weekend, and all plan to attend UK in the fall to study STEM-related fields.

UK's START Program Offers High Schoolers STEM Education, Experience

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 2022) — 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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Organization Fosters Connections for Students Involved in Research

For students in research, the journey toward earning a graduate or postgraduate degree can be rewarding once they begin laboratory work, but at times, also very isolating.“Once you join your lab, you go to...

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‘Biochemist at Heart’: Dr. Sun’s Innate Curiosity Propels Successful Early Research Career

Ramon Sun, PhD, is an assistant professor of neuroscience whose lab focuses on interpreting the molecular events connecting complex carbohydrate metabolism to cellular metabolism, signaling, and physiology....

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One Year Later, UK AARTS Program Exceeds Expectations

Jordon Burdette, a senior neuroscience and psychology major, was minutes away from presenting to a crowd of University of Kentucky scientists when the nerves set in. Her presentation, focused on cellular...

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Work by Sanders-Brown Researchers Catches the Attention of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2022) — Three Sanders-Brown Center on Aging researchers are the first at the University of Kentucky to receive backing from the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. CureAlz is a non-profit...

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UK Undergraduates to Present at 20th ‘Posters at the Capitol’

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2022) — Ten undergraduate researchers from the University of Kentucky have been chosen to present their research at the 2022 Posters-at-the-Capitol event on March 3 at the Kentucky...

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The Impact of Research at the UK College of Medicine

Top photo: Brittany Rice, PhD, (left) and Kevin Pearson, PhD, director of inclusive research initiatives, pose for a portrait in Dr. Pearson's lab.-------Urim Geleta is only into her senior year of her...

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Grad, Former Refugee Shows What’s Possible at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2021) — At just 5 years old, Bisimwa “Jack” Nzerhumana saw things no human being, let alone a child, should ever have to see.Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a country...

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Researchers Map Glycosylation Patterns Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2021) — Using new methodology, University of Kentucky researchers have mapped the variations in sugar chains attached to brain proteins from deceased healthy individuals or individuals...

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'Think Big, Then Think Bigger': How Dr. Gerhardt Conducts Innovative Neuroscience Research at UK

Greg Gerhardt, PhD, is a professor of neuroscience and researcher with the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) and Brain Restoration Center, as well as advisor for the MD/PhD program. He...

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Posted - Dec 14Read More

Recent Publication by Sanders-Brown Researchers Looks at Issue of Data Redundancy in Machine Learning

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2021) — Work by a group of researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging was recently published in Genes. The article looks at the use of data mining and...

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Dr. Arnold Inspired by Legacy of Influential Father, Dr. Markesbery

By the time she became a faculty member at the UK College of Medicine, Susanne Arnold, MD, was arguably more prepared than anyone to treat Kentuckians and educate future physicians.She was introduced to the...

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UK's Sanders-Brown Receives Continued Funding to Research Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Biomarkers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2021) — Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging recently received a five-year grant renewal of their MarkVCID program from the National Institutes of...

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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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UK Research Identifies Gene Linked to Evolution of Limb Development

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2021) — University of Kentucky College of Medicine researchers were part of a new study that gives insight into how limb development evolved in vertebrates.The findings, published in ...

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UK Study: Healthy Dietary Intake Associated With Lower Brain Iron, Better Cognition in Older Adults

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2021) — Research conducted at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine suggests that higher intake of specific nutrients is associated with lower brain iron concentration and...

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