• Article
  • Jan 18 2023

University of Kentucky researchers are leading a five-year, $3.7 million project to study COVID-19 vaccination hesitancy in Eastern Kentucky. 

  • Article
  • Jan 11 2023

While previous research has shown that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for pregnant women, a new study by UK researchers finds that maternal vaccinations are an effective way to protect both mom AND baby until the baby becomes eligible for the vaccine.

  • Article
  • Jul 20 2022

A team of faculty and students have developed the face mask membrane that can capture and deactivate the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein on contact. The innovation is another layer of protection against COVID-19 that can help prevent the virus from spreading.

  • Podcast
  • May 31 2022

According to a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study, asymptomatic COVID-19 infection during pregnancy could still have potential long-term consequences for a developing baby.

  • Video
  • May 18 2022

UK College of Medicine researcher Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D., has dedicated her career to developing a better understanding of how the immune system works, paving the way for improving how people respond to vaccines and infections.

  • Article
  • May 10 2022

Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D., chair of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, answers questions on the latest on SARS-CoV-2 and what we might expect in the future.

  • Article
  • Apr 19 2022

Since the early days of the pandemic, a group of UK faculty members have been collecting wastewater samples to test for COVID-19. They are now taking their work on the road in a white Ford van outfitted as a mobile wastewater testing facility.

  • Video
  • Mar 11 2022

Through the College of Medicine’s Alliance Program, UK formed the Kentucky Research Alliance for Lung Disease (K-RALD). Jamie Sturgill shares how K-RALD has created a biobank allowing researchers to ask and answer critical research questions.

  • Article
  • Feb 23 2022

College of Medicine and College of Engineering researchers will be using a mobile lab to test wastewater in rural Kentucky for the presence of COVID-19.

  • Article
  • Jan 21 2022

Brain fog and long-hauler are two terms that many have come to know in recent months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The struggles associated with the terms are nothing new for those who work in UK HealthCare’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Recovery Clinic.