UK Scientist Awarded $3 Million NIH Grant to Study Therapy for Sepsis

Xiang-An Li, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky Saha Cardiovascular Research Center and Department of Pediatrics, has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study synthetic...

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Posted - Mar 10Read More

UK Neonatologist's Study Trial Supports Alternative Therapy for Drug-Addicted Babies

In the past decade, the number of Kentucky babies starting life with a drug dependency, or neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), has skyrocketed from 1.3 per 1,000 births to 19 per 1,000 births. Just like adults...

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Posted - Feb 2Read More

UK Pediatric Surgeon Intervenes to Help Boy from His Home Country

A mother's embrace couldn't settle a fidgety Snayder Menendez Quinones for more than a few seconds in the Pavilion A lobby of the UK Chandler Hospital. But Maria Quinones was relieved to see her 3-year-old son...

Tags - Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Shoulder to Shoulder

Posted - Jan 27Read More

Interprofessional Shoulder to Shoulder Global Team Helps Child Take First Steps

Finding out your child is seriously ill would be heartrending for any parent. But what if your child became gravely ill at just 15 days old, and medical professionals gave you little hope that he would survive...

Tags - Shoulder to Shoulder, College of Medicine

Posted - Nov 5Read More

Annual Gill Cardiovascular Research Day Features Latest Research in Cardiovascular Health

On Oct. 17, the Lexington Convention Center teemed with more than 200 students and scientists sharing their latest research on cardiovascular health for the 17th annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular...

Tags - 490, Cardiovascular, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center

Posted - Oct 31Read More

UK HealthCare Pediatric Team Brings Guatemalan Child Closer to a Normal Life

After Cony Puac delivered her daughter Evany, birthing attendants placed the newborn in her arms and cleared the room.   Born in a remote Guatemalan village surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes, even in the...

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Posted - Oct 2Read More

UK Adolescent Medicine Reaches Rural Teens through Health Clinics in Schools

Off the top of her head, Kaylee Brown can think of 10 girls at her high school who are pregnant. One of them is her younger brother's age, and he's only 14. But when asked about her priorities, 16-year-old...

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Posted - Sep 26Read More

Center for Health Services Research Launches Website, Invites Membership Applications

The University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research (CHSR), which serves as a connector, catalyst and creator at UK and UK HealthCare, announces the launch of its new website and seeks membership...

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Posted - Sep 5Read More

Pediatric Residents Join Global Movement to Teach Life-Saving Resuscitation Skills

University of Kentucky medical residents, fellows and faculty members packed into a classroom next to the medical center library on July 16 to practice fundamental newborn resuscitation maneuvers on baby...

Tags - Pediatrics, Students, Residents

Posted - Jul 23Read More

Advanced MRI Allows Researchers to Visualize Early Indicators of Heart Disease in Obese Children

Children who suffer from obesity carry a burden of premature death into adulthood. Obese children have more than double the risk of mortality in their 30s and 40s compared to children who begin life with a...

Tags - Pediatrics, Obesity

Posted - Jun 10Read More

Birdwhistell, Steltenkamp Among 2014 MediStar Award Winners

Mark D. Birdwhistell and Dr. Carol Steltenkamp were among the Individuals and organizations honored on May 13 at the eighth annual MediStar Awards. Held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, the MediStar Awards are...

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Posted - May 20Read More

Silent Auction Benefits Shoulder to Shoulder Clinic in Ecuador

The University of Kentucky Chapter of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) will host the 10th annual Art of Healing silent auction on Wednesday, April 2. The auction will be...

Tags - Medical Education, Auction

Posted - Apr 2Read More

Dr. Jackie Noonan Named 'Gifted Educator' for 2014

Dr. Jacqueline (Jackie) Noonan, long-time faculty member at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and former chair of the Department of Pediatrics, has been named the "Gifted Educator" for 2014 by the...

Tags - Awards and Recognition, Faculty, Cardiology

Posted - Mar 26Read More

UK Pediatricians Publish Comprehensive Textbook about Newborn Kidney Disease

UK HealthCare pediatricians Dr. Aftab S. Chishti and Dr. Stefan G. Kiessling, have edited a new textbook that provides in-depth clinical instruction about the treatment of kidney and urinary tract diseases in...

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Posted - Mar 3Read More

UK HealthCare Designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission

UK HealthCare has been designated a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission (TJC) and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. UK HealthCare is one of 63 U.S. institutions and...

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Posted - Feb 18Read More

Creating a Culture of Collaboration for Research at UK and Beyond

There's a proverb in the business world that says, "If you don’t know, hire someone who does." In the world of translational research, the saying might go like something this: "If you don't have the expertise...

Tags - CCTS, 490, Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Posted - Jan 10Read More