At UK HealthCare, the needs of patients and families come first in everything we do. In the interest of providing Kentucky families with complex care close to home, UK HealthCare has entered the first stages of a partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to form one pediatric heart care program at two locations.
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More than 130 UK HealthCare physicians practicing medicine with UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital and Shriner's Hospitals for Children appear on the Best Doctors in America list for 2015-16 – more than any other hospital in Kentucky.
The UK College of Dentistry presented white coats to 65 new students.
UK College of Public Health professor Dr. David Mannino developed a novel tool to speed up the diagnosis of COPD, one of the top-three causes of death in the United States, in primary care settings. Mannino hopes the tool will help catch cases of COPD before it's too late for health providers to intervene.
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Professor Rebecca Dutch has been named President-Elect for the American Society for Virology (ASV).
Featuring speakers like "Mind of a Chef" host and restauranteur Ed Lee and the father of neurogastronomy Dr. Gordon Shepherd, the International Society of Neurgastronomy's inauagural symposium will explore the concept of brain and behavior in the context of food.
The largest grant in UK College of Health Sciences' history will fund study of injury patterns among members of the military's special ops forces. New protocols that optimize performance and reduce injury will benefit the military, athletes of all ages, and anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle. To watch the live-stream at 10 a.m. at: https://youtu.be/-6is1UmAgro
Six of the eight patients who recently took part in UK HealthCare's first kidney donor chain learned who their respective recipients or donors were for the first time today. The kidney donor chain was the first of its kind performed at UK HealthCare and the longest donor chain to date in Kentucky.
UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) is hosting its fifth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia, featuring sessions for both the scientific and lay community.
UK HealthCare makes a major announcement this afternoon about a very special group of kidney donors and recipients.
The first bill-for-services practice operated by faculty members in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing opened its doors in downtown Wilmore this month.
Targeting young people through persuasive advertising, the tobacco industry threatens to undo many years of tobacco control progress in the United States by promoting electronic cigarettes.
The year 2016 will mark the 50th anniversary for the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences. One of the first 13 colleges formed in the nation following passage of the The Allied Health Professions Personnel Training Act of 1966. Learn more about the college's history in this next installment in a series of features focusing on UK's academic colleges during the school's 150-year celebration.
A University of Kentucky study shows that withaferin A, a component of Withania somnifera (winter cherry) plant extract, may hold promise as a new treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
UK HealthCare's Ashley Ackerman is one of eight finalists for the Certified Pharmacy Technician of the Year award from the Pharmacy Technicians Certification Board (PTCB). Voting for the winner is open now and ends on Friday, Sept. 18.
University of Kentucky, UK HealthCare and the UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center celebrated the 10th anniversary and the success story of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in Eastern Kentucky at a special ceremony on Sept. 9.
Faculty members from the UK College of Dentistry's Center for Oral Health Research recently presented at the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics.
An investigational medical device for the treatment of late stage lung cancer, pioneered by researchers at University of Kentucky, has been approved for clinical trials by the Food and Drug Administration. UK is the only site in the country approved to test this new treatment on advanced lung cancer patients.
Eli Lilly and Company has awarded SBCoA researcher Donna Wilcock a two-year, $198,000 grant to test a combination therapy for Alzheimer's disease.
The Kentucky Regional Extension Center (REC), based at the University of Kentucky, received the A.O. Sullivan Award for Excellence in Education during the ninth annual MediStar Awards.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing recently added Janie Heath, UK College of Nursing Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing, to a distinguished group of executive leaders in academic nursing.
UK HealthCare and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to move toward a significant partnership to provide pediatric heart care services in the region.
This Saturday, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is hosting its second annual "Tealgate" event before the UK vs. University of Louisiana at Lafayette football game.
UK HealthCare visitors and employees are invited to enjoy free live musical performances every Tuesday at noon throughout the fall semester.
T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Ky., jas announced it has entered into a formal collaboration with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center to further develop its oncology service line.
For women younger than 40, cervical cancer is among the leading causes of cancer-related death.
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