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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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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

Retirement Celebration for Distinguished Faculty Members

Please join us for a retirement celebration on Wednesday, November 28, for three exceptional UK, College of Medicine faculty members. All are invited to this event, which will celebrate and recognize the years...

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Posted - Nov 27Read 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

Dr. Lisa Tannock uses expertise to help patients with hormone disorders

Dr. Tannock joined UK in 2004 and is now the chief of endocrinology in the Department of Internal Medicine as well as the associate director of the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center. Endocrinologists study and...

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Posted - Nov 12Read More

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

Zhong Zheng , Junting Ai , Ling Guo , Xiang Ye , Subbarao Bondada , Deborah Howatt**, Alan Daugherty*, and Xiang-An Li*AbstractObjective- Continuous T-cell production from thymus is essential in replenishing...

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Posted - Nov 6Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: Reporting Sex and Sex Differences in Preclinical Studies

Hong S. Lu*, Ann Marie Schmidt , Robert A. Hegele , Nigel Mackman , Daniel J. Rader , Christian Weber , and Alan Daugherty*The Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, Vascular Biology (ATVB) journal publishes research...

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Posted - Oct 26Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: Macrophages play critical roles in atherogenesis

Chia-Hua Wua, Alan Daugherty*, and Hong Lu*This commentary summarizes three recent publications that  have  elucidated effects of mediator subunit 1 (MED1) [3&&], Ca2þ/calmodu- lin-dependent protein...

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Posted - Oct 22Read More


The NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases, in collaboration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) announce the availability of...

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Posted - Oct 18Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: Renin-Angiotensin System and Cardiovascular Functions

Chia-Hua Wu, Shayan Mohammadmoradi, Jeff Z. Chen, Hisashi Sawada**, Alan Daugherty* and Hong S. Lu*The renin-angiotensin system plays critical roles in maintaining normal cardiovascular functions and...

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Posted - Oct 14Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: Cathelicidin Related Antimicrobial Peptide (CRAMP) Enhances Bone Marrow Cell Retention and Attenuates Cardiac Dysfunction in a Mouse Model of Myocardial Infarction

Yuri M. Klyachkin, Amr Idris, Christopher B. Rodell, Himi Tripathi, Shaojing Ye, Prabha Nagareddy, Ahmed Asfour, Erhe Gao, Rahul Annabathula, Mariusz Ratajczak, Jason A. Burdick, Ahmed Abdel-Latif* ...

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Posted - Oct 5Read More

Cardiovascular Research Day Features Science From Regional, National Researchers

Last week, more than 200 faculty, staff, and trainees from across the nation attended the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute's Cardiovascular Research Day to share the latest research on cardiovascular health...

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Posted - Sep 26Read More

2018 Poster Session Winners- 21st Annual Gill Heart Association Cardiovascular Research Day

The 21st Annual Gill Heart Association Cardiovascular Research Day was a huge success, thanks to  the expectional presentations from our trainees,staff, and featured speakers! This year featured over 60 poster...

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Posted - Sep 24Read More

Cardiovascular Research Day: Downloads and Links

Research Blitz JudgingDetailed Event ScheduleBrief Event Schedule2018 Abstract Book

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Posted - Sep 20Read More

21st Annual Cardiovascular Research Day - A Look Ahead at the Day

The 21st Annual Gill Heart Cardiovascular Research Day is this Friday, September 21! Overview of the Day:The event will be held at the Lexington Convention Center, Bluegrass Ballrooms.  Participant Check-In...

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Posted - Sep 18Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: High-density lipoprotein inhibits serum amyloid A–mediated reactive oxygen species generation and NLRP3 inflammasome activation

Preetha Shridas, Maria C. De Beer*, Nancy Webb*DOI: amyloid A (SAA) is a high-density apolipoprotein whose plasma levels can increase more than...

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Posted - Sep 13Read More