Blog: Research Isn't 'One Size Fits All'

By Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis We have all heard of, and perhaps purchased, clothing advertised as “one size fits all.” I’m not sure I have ever been happy with a purchase of clothing that was...

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Posted - Feb 26Read More

Save the Date: 2019 UK Cardiovascular Research Retreat

Please Save the Date for the 2019 UK Cardiovascular Research Retreat, Friday, May 10th  from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Boone Center. Lunch will be provided from 12:00-1:00 pm.In accord with CR1 passed by the UK...

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Posted - Feb 22Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: Dioxin-like PCB 126 Increases Systemic Inflammation and Accelerates Atherosclerosis in Lean LDL Receptor-Deficient Mice

AbstractExposure to dioxins and related persistent organic pollutants likely contributes to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk through multiple mechanisms including the induction of chronic inflammation....

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Posted - Feb 12Read 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

5th Annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium: Friday, February 1st

The 5th Annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium will take place this Friday, February 1st. This year's symposium features four distinguished faculty from across the nation and Canada. The event begins at 8:...

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Posted - Jan 28Read 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

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

2018 Saha Awards

2018 Saha Awards2018 Winners:Eastern Kentucky Nursing Student Award – Nikita Tamara WattsUniversity of Kentucky Nursing Student Award – Jessica HarmanMedical Student Award – Rahul AnnabathulaThe Saha Awards...

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Posted - Jan 10Read More

Recent Faculty Publication: Ginkgo biloba extracts prevent aortic rupture in angiotensin II-infused hypercholesterolemic mice

AbstractAbdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are a chronic vascular disease characterized by pathological luminal dilation. Aortic rupture is the fatal consequence of AAAs. Ginkgo biloba extracts (GBEs), a...

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Posted - Jan 7Read More

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

AbstractThe protein Rad interacts with the L-type calcium channel complex to modulate trigger Ca2þ and hence to govern contractility. Reducing Rad levels increases cardiac output. Ablation of Rad also...

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Posted - Jan 2Read 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

Recent Faculty Publication: Platelet CD36 signaling through ERK5 promotes caspase-dependent procoagulant activity and fibrin deposition in vivo

Moua Yang, Andaleb Kholmukhamedov, Marie L. Schulte, Brian C. Cooley, Na’il O. Scoggins, Jeremy P. Wood*, Scott J. Cameron, Craig N. Morrell, Shawn M. Jobe, and Roy L. Silverstein AbstractDyslipidemia is a...

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Posted - Dec 10Read More

Photo of Chris Waters, a physiologist at the University of Kentucky

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

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