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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

‘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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Posted - May 11Read More

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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Posted - May 5Read More

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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Department of Neurology Wellness Committee Wins 2021 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 12, 2021) — Four outstanding recipients who profoundly contribute to issues that affect women at the University of Kentucky and across the Commonwealth received the Sarah Bennett Holmes...

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Posted - Apr 12Read More

Dr. Sally Mathias, Dr. Sylvia Ofei Selected as Fellows for BHEC Academic Leadership Academy

On behalf of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Sally Mathias, MD, and Sylvia Ofei, MD, MPH, have been selected as fellows...

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Posted - Mar 30Read More

Dr. Ima Ebong Named on List of '1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America'

Ima Ebong, MD, MS, assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Neurology, was recently named one of “1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America” in a list published by...

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Posted - Mar 15Read More

How COVID-19 led to brain fog, memory loss and no sleep for this Kentucky 23-year-old

PLAY VIDEO: Dr. Daniel O. Lee, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute Medical Director, explains how he found a solution to cure a case of encephalitis, a swelling in the brain, caused by COVID-19Shelby Ponder...

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Posted - Mar 15Read More

Neurology Opens New Child-Friendly Clinic for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 15, 2021) — Throughout the past few years, the University of Kentucky’s Department of Neurology has experienced tremendous growth. As part of this growth, the Child Neurology division...

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Posted - Mar 15Read More