Researchers Investigate Mechanism of Alzheimer's Therapy

Posted: 7/8/2013
Researchers at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, led by faculty member Donna Wilcock, have recently published a new paper in the Journal of Neuroscience detailing an advance in treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Gammagard™ IVIg is a therapy that has been investigated for treatment of Alzheimer's. Despite small clinical studies that have reported efficacy of the approach, the mechanism of action is poorly understood. The UK researchers set out to investigate the mechanism by which the treatment may act in the brain to lower amyloid deposition (amyloid deposits being a key pathology in Alzheimer's). To conduct their investigation,... FULL STORY
Tags: Alzheimer's research

Personal Impact: Iraq War Veteran Studies Neurotrauma at UK

Posted: 6/7/2013
He's only 27, but Johnny Cebak is a veteran of combat in Iraq, a University of Kentucky doctoral candidate studying neurotrauma, a survivor of brain trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder himself, and a National Guard officer. He has even been on the cover of the New York Times. The story of his academic, military and personal excellence is a tale of determination, support from key individuals and achieving a balance between his academic and military commitments. The day after his graduation from Meade County High School in 2003, Cebak headed to basic training as a member of the Army National Guard. Soon after, he received specialized training as a combat medic.... FULL STORY

Center on Trauma and Children Moves to College of Medicine

Posted: 4/26/2013
The Center on Trauma and Children (CTAC) has moved to the College of Medicine to facilitate and enhance the translational research activities of the center. CTAC is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and well-being of children and their families through research, service and dissemination of information about child abuse and trauma. "We are excited about the opportunities at the College of Medicine to work in an interdisciplinary setting and pursue our goal of improving the lives of children and families affected by trauma," said Ginny Sprang, executive director of CTAC. More than three million children in the United States are... FULL STORY
Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Psychiatry

Conference to Focus on New Frontiers in Percutaneous Cardiovascular

Posted: 4/24/2013
The Gill Heart Institute will host a cardiovascular program titled, "New Frontiers in Percutaneous Cardiovascular Therapies," on May 11 on the University of Kentucky campus. The conference will provide updates in the latest percutaneous and minimally invasive technologies for the treatment of coronary and peripheral arterial disease, along with highlights of emerging procedures in the field, specifically: Team-based approaches to valvular heart disease and options for high-risk and inoperable patients; Newer, catheter-based therapies for pulmonary embolism and venous thrombosis; And new directions in the treatment of medically resistant hypertension, regenerative... FULL STORY
Tags: Gill Heart Institute, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute

Faculty, Staff and Student Work Highlighted at Markey Cancer Research Day

Posted: 4/18/2013
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center held its annual Markey Cancer Center Research Day April 15, celebrating the advances of cancer research on the UK campus and giving students and postdoctoral fellows an opportunity to present their research. This year’s event featured a record 142 posters; three oral presentations from a graduate student, a postdoctoral fellow and a senior researcher; and two faculty oral presentations. Awards for poster presentations were presented in two different categories - basic science and clinical science - for both graduate and postdoctoral fellows. A Researcher's Choice Award was also presented, based on a popular vote... FULL STORY
Tags: Faculty, Markey Cancer Center

College of Medicine Website Profiles

Posted: 4/1/2013
Welcome to the new College of Medicine website. If you are faculty, staff, or a student within the College of Medicine, take a moment to update your public profile! We have placed documentation on how to login and modify your profile at the links below: Instructions for updating your profile How to add PubMed publications automatically to your profile We have also developed an online form to submit questions and/or comments.  
Tags: AHEC

Summer Programs Prepare Students for Medical/Dental Careers

Posted: 1/22/2013
High school seniors and college students interested in pursuing careers as physicians or dentists are eligible to participate in summer programs at the University of Kentucky offered through its Professional Education Preparation Program. The UK PEPP Scholars Summer Program, designed for students from medically underserved areas, is open to high school seniors. The PEPP II Medical and Dental School Preparation Program is open to students who have completed at least two years of college. Selected participants will stay on the UK campus, interacting with UK physicians and dentists, and participating in weekly hospital rotations, health seminars and other... FULL STORY
Tags: Undergraduate Medical Education