Obesity & Diabetes
  • Article
  • Aug 23 2023

The lab of Terry Hinds, Ph.D., is advancing scientific discovery at UK, and also helping undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows gain early experience with high-impact work.

  • Article
  • Mar 22 2023

Julie Plasencia, Ph.D., began her career studying Type 2 diabetes. Her research interests have expanded to diet-related health disparities in low-resource communities and how culture influences dietary behaviors in Latino communities.

  • Article
  • Oct 5 2022

The first Rising Stars Symposium, sponsored by the UK Diabetes and Obesity Research Priority Area and the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, is Friday, Oct. 21, 2022.

  • Article
  • Aug 24 2022

The 12th annual Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Research Day takes place Thursday, August 25, 2022, on UK's campus.

  • Article
  • Jul 28 2022

A 2020 study by the Health of the Force-Army Public Health Center found that one in five military service members were classified as obese and had difficulty meeting Army fitness and weight standards. Alison Gustafson from the UK Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition said novel approaches are needed to help personnel, especially new recruits, maintain a healthy weight.

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  • May 13 2022

Nearly three decades after first discovering the tumor-suppressing Par-4 “super gene” that has been shown to kill cancer cells, a team of researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is now learning about its role in preventing obesity.

  • Podcast
  • Mar 25 2022

In this “Research Made Possible” podcast, Nancy Schoenberg, Ph.D., shares what drives her work on diabetes and cancer in rural communities across Kentucky.

  • Article
  • Feb 22 2022

Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center's traveling pediatric clinics are still going strong with quarterly visits in three different eastern Kentucky communities – Monticello, Barbourville and Pikeville.

  • Article
  • Jan 4 2022

Simon Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed acting director of the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center (BBDC). Fisher is taking over for John Fowlkes, M.D., who has served as director of the center since 2015.