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BIRCWH Program Accepting Applications for Women's Health Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 2, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program is now accepting applications for scholars and associates interested...

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Posted - Mar 2Read More

Morehead Obstetrics Gynecology Team Donates Blankets to Domestic Violence Shelter

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, the obstetric gynecology team at UK Morehead Women’s Healthcare donated blankets to D.O.V.E.S. (Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter), which...

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Posted - Nov 11Read More

On Veterans Day, We Honor Those Who Serve

Veterans Day is a time to recognize individuals who have made the honorable decision to protect our country's freedom through military service. Below, we are honoring four of our of our very own faculty...

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Posted - Nov 11Read More

SOPS, OTC Announce Winners of Postdoctoral Pitch Competition Sponsored by UKIC, VPR

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2020) — The University of Kentucky Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS) hosted their first Research Pitch Competition where 19 postdocs and fellows showcased their research with one...

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Dr. Emily Cunningham is one of this year’s UK Alumni Association Great Teacher recipients.

‘Great Teacher’ Emily Cunningham Models Patient Care and Student Success

Six of the University of Kentucky’s passionate and accomplished educators were recently surprised by student nominators and the UK Alumni Association as 2020 Great Teacher Award recipients.Dr. Emily Cunningham...

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Posted - Mar 20Read More

UK 'Great Teachers' Excel As Educators — Listeners and Mentors, Too

What makes a good teacher a great one? University of Kentucky students were eager to share their opinions about the best teacher in their lives, nominating them for one of the most esteemed awards on campus....

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Posted - Mar 5Read More

Study Links Smoking During Pregnancy With Increase in Obesity Later in Baby's Life

University of Kentucky researchers have identified a potential cellular mechanism that connects a mother's smoking while pregnant with an increased risk in the offspring's obesity later in life. Obesity is...

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Posted - Jan 16Read More

KEHA Marks 40 Years of Support for UK Ovarian Cancer Research

A fundraising effort that began with an impassioned plea from one extension homemaker to her peers has positively impacted Kentucky women and the University of Kentucky for the past 40 years.The late Virginia...

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Posted - Oct 4Read More

PATHways Program Demonstrates Success of Evidence-based, Collaborative Approaches to Perinatal Opioid Treatment

After years outside of Kentucky, Dr. Agatha Critchfield returned to her home state to find a patient population inundated with opioid use disorders. As an obstetrician at UK HealthCare, Critchfield was...

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Posted - Apr 19Read More

30 Years and Going Strong: Markey's Van Nagell on the Legacy of the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program

As a native of Oldham County, the University of Kentucky has always been close to Dr. John van Nagell's heart.To begin his medical career, van Nagell went Northeast to earn an undergraduate degree at Harvard...

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Posted - Mar 27Read More

She Almost Skipped a Routine Exam, But Didn't – And It Saved Her Life

While battling a cold and trying to prepare for her daughter's college graduation party the next day, Claudia Hall considered bailing out of her annual checkup with her gynecologist in early May 2014. With all...

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Posted - Mar 14Read More

UK Researchers Report Connection between Intimate Partner Violence and Barriers to Cancer Recovery

https://uknow.uky.edu/research/uk-researchers-report-connection-between-...

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Posted - Feb 23Read More

Ann Coker to Give Presentation on Link Between Violence Against Women and Cancer

Ann Coker, professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Verizon Wireless Endowed Chair in the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women (CRVAW), will host a presentation this Tuesday...

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Posted - Jan 13Read More

PCOS Affects One in 10 Women, May Be Linked to Other Serious Diseases

Despite its name, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) isn’t actually a disease of the ovary. PCOS got its name after researchers and clinicians in the 1930s associated abnormalities in ovarian function and...

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Posted - Jan 20Read More

UK Researcher Leads Global Team of Scientists Exploring the Processes that Propel Ovulation

During a woman's menstrual cycle, ovulation is the critical mid-point when an egg is released and fertilization can occur. Women's health providers have long understood that a woman's best chances of becoming...

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Posted - Nov 10Read More

First Lady, Ky. Legislators Highlight Importance of Ovarian Cancer Screening

To draw attention to the importance of ovarian cancer screening, Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear joined Kentucky’s female legislators to highlight results from the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center'...

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Posted - Oct 23Read More