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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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Posted - Oct 18Read More

'Behind the Blue': Cardiovascular Health and Research With Alan Daugherty

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2021) — University of Kentucky’s Saha Cardiovascular Research Center recently held its annual Cardiovascular Research Day, an event that showcases innovative research in...

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Posted - Sep 27Read More

Cardiovascular Research by Dr. Frederique Yiannikouris Spotlighted

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 14, 2021) — What if there were a way to cure hypertension associated with obesity? University of Kentucky researcher Frédérique Yiannikouris, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the ...

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Posted - Sep 14Read More

UK Study Finds Time-Restricted Eating May Reduce Diabetes-Related Hypertension

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 2, 2021) — A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study suggests that time-restricted eating may be able to help people with Type 2 diabetes reduce nocturnal hypertension, which...

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UK Research Could Lead to Treatment for Aortic Aneurysms

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2021) — Thanks to a $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a University of Kentucky College of Medicine team will study the culprit behind thoracic aortic...

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UK Professor Awarded $1.9M for Sepsis Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2021) — A University of Kentucky College of Medicine professor has been awarded a $1.9 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for his research on the body’s immune response to...

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Posted - May 6Read More

MYRA: An Alliance Finding Innovative Approaches for Improved Cardiac Recovery

For many years, ventricular assist devices (VADs) were considered a last resort for patients with serious heart failure. These mechanical pumps, which help maintain blood circulation, were mainly used for...

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Posted - Apr 29Read More

"Inducible Depletion of Calpain-2 Mitigates Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Mice"

Inducible Depletion of Calpain-2 Mitigates Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in MiceLatha Muniappan, Michihiro Okuyama, Aida Javidan, Devi Thiagarajan, Weihua Jiang, Jessica J. Moorleghen, Lihua Yang, Anju...

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Posted - Apr 21Read More

UK-AARC: An Alliance Reflecting the Strength of UK’s Aortic Research

Twenty years ago, University of Kentucky researchers Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc, and Lisa Cassis, PhD, stumbled into a research method that contributed greatly to UK’s cardiovascular research growth.Together,...

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Posted - Apr 8Read More

Saha Legacy Continues with Establishment of New Research Center

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 1, 2021) – A new research center focused on aortic disease has been established at the University of Kentucky thanks to a gift from the Saha Foundation.Housed in the Biomedical Biological...

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Posted - Apr 1Read More

Patient Gets Second Chance at Life After Heart Transplant

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2021) – Charles Hill always considered himself a nearly perfect picture of health and it is something that he worked hard for.Hill, an Army and Navy veteran, was an avid gym-goer,...

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Posted - Feb 15Read More

2021 Saha Awards for Cardiovascular Research and Education

The Saha Awards are given to encourage and support staff and students with an interest in and dedication to cardiovascular medicine. Each award includes an unrestricted $1000 prize, a certificate and...

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Posted - Jan 21Read More

New Study to Provide 1st In-Depth Look at Hip Pain in Patients With Marfan Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Kentucky have received a $100,000 grant from The Marfan Foundation to assess how patients with Marfan syndrome develop hip pain. The study will be conducted by Mary Sheppard,...

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Posted - Jan 14Read More

"Lysyl Oxidase Inhibition Ablates Sexual Dimorphism of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Formation in Mice"

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) formation involves a complex process of aortic medial destruction through degradation of extracellular matrix proteins, elastin, and collagen. AAA exhibits sexual dimorphism...

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Posted - Nov 17Read More

Now Accepting Applications for Post Doctoral Scholar Position

A position is available in the Department of Physiology. The position is to assist with tissue culture, electrophysiology, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques. S/he will be responsible for performing...

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Posted - Oct 14Read More

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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Posted - Sep 17Read More