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Dr. Marks, Dr. Clay Elected to College of Medicine Committees

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce the appointment of faculty members Sarah Marks, MD, MA, and Jordan Clay, MD, to serve on its committees. The electeds have been endorsed by...

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Posted - Apr 25Read More

Congratulations to the Inaugural Winners of the College of Medicine MVPE Awards

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce the faculty, staff, and learner winners of the inaugural Mission, Vision, Pillar, and Enabler Awards.These awards are new for the college...

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Posted - Apr 8Read More

Living Legacy Award Winners Announced During Inaugural Ceremony

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2022) — This year, the Martin Luther King (MLK) Center at the University of Kentucky celebrated 35 years on campus. To commemorate the occasion, the MLK Center hosted several events...

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Posted - Feb 17Read More

After Being Forced to Retire, Neurology Patient Credits UK for Regaining Quality of Life

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2021) — About one year ago, Lowell ‘Tom’ Coots Jr. was experiencing debilitating tremors and episodes of confusion. Because of his health issues, the former accountant was forced to end...

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UK HealthCare/Norton Healthcare – Stroke Care Network Expands to Irvine

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2021) — The UK HealthCare/Norton Healthcare – Stroke Care Network (SCN) is announcing its 37th affiliate as Mercy Health – Marcum and Wallace Hospital joins the system.Founded in 1959...

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Posted - Nov 30Read More

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

‘Her Journey is my Journey’: Team Approach Leads UK Neurologist, Patient to Successful Treatment Plan

Pamela Branson has been a nurse for 40 years, 35 of those working at the University of Kentucky. After long days treating patients, she always turned to golf as a way to escape the stress.So, when she couldn’t...

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Posted - Sep 20Read More

Dr. Larry B. Goldstein Selected to be Associate Dean for Clinical Research

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has developed into a research powerhouse helping find solutions to Kentucky’s most urgent health needs.Clinical research is vital in bringing important findings...

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Posted - Aug 30Read More

Dr. Avasarala Selected to Prestigious International Panel Reviewing DMTs for MS

Jagannadha “Jay” Avasarala, MD, PhD, has been selected to represent the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in an international group reviewing disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for multiple sclerosis.Dr....

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Posted - Aug 2Read More

UK Neuroscience Research Priority Area Brings Diverse Groups Together to Advance Studies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 30, 2021) — The University of Kentucky’s Neuroscience Research Priority Area (NRPA) supports a "collaborative matrix," bringing together diverse groups of investigators, trainees and...

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Posted - Jun 30Read More

UK HealthCare, Partners Receive Prestigious CDC Grant to Improve Stroke Care, Outcomes in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 24, 2021) — UK HealthCare, UofL Health, the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (KHDSP), and other state partners have been awarded the...

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Posted - Jun 24Read More

FINDERS: An Alliance of Clinicians, Scientists to Treat Epileptic Seizures

Meriem Bensalem-Owen, MD, and Brian Gold, PhD, might not have ever had the chance to work on projects together. Dr. Bensalem-Owen is a physician who spends much of her time at the patients’ bedside, reviewing...

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Posted - Jun 7Read More

Study Associates Use of TNF Alpha Inhibitors in Crohn’s Disease with Increased Risk of MS

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 11, 2021) — Dr. Jay Avasarala, professor of neurology and director of the University of Kentucky’s Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, and co-authors, conducted a retrospective study in which they...

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New MRI Technique Can Detect Early Dysfunction of Blood-Brain Barrier Associated With Small Vessel Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2021) — Collaborative research between the University of Kentucky and the University of Southern California (USC) suggests that a noninvasive neuroimaging technique may index early-stage...

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Goldstein Elected to American Academy of Neurology Board of Directors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 16, 2021) —  Dr. Larry Goldstein, chair of the University of Kentucky Department of Neurology, has been elected to serve on the board of directors of The American Academy of Neurology (...

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Posted - Apr 16Read More

UK HealthCare’s Multiple Sclerosis Team Earns Certification as Comprehensive Care Center

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 14, 2021) — UK HealthCare’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center, a part of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, is celebrating one of its biggest achievements since it was created about three...

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Posted - Apr 14Read More