Research Priorities - Cardiovascular
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  • Nov 20 2019

Ten years ago, UK administrators, students, faculty and staff made the decision to become a tobacco-free campus. Since then, the university has become a healthier place to live, work and learn.

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  • Nov 19 2019

UK Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Nancy Webb, Ph.D., has been honored by the American Heart Association with the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Distinguished Achievement Award.

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  • Nov 15 2019

Dr. Jennifer Smith's work highlights a specific gene that makes certain compounds taste bitter, making it more difficult for some people at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) to add heart-healthy veggies to their diet.

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  • Nov 1 2019

Researchers from the UK College of Nursing are asking health care providers to consider the potential effects of e-cigarettes when advising patients on what they can do to prevent heart disease.

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  • Sep 19 2019

New research at UK has confirmed that the presence of XX sex chromosomes increases the amount of fat circulating in the blood, which leads to narrowing of the arteries and ultimately a higher risk of heart attacks and coronary artery disease.

  • Blog
  • Apr 17 2019

The University of Kentucky is a place defined by its people. This Wednesday, April 17, our community will band together during our first “One Day for UK,” a 24-hour day of giving. As part of the campaign, UK Research is raising money for the Healthy Kentucky Research Building Fund.

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  • Sep 26 2018

Last week, more than 200 faculty, staff, and trainees from across the nation attended the Gill Heart & Vascular Institute's Cardiovascular Research Day to share the latest research on cardiovascular health.

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  • Sep 21 2018

A research facility expressly devoted to addressing and eradicating the state’s most significant health disparities was opened September 21st by the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, President Eli Capilouto and many of the Commonwealth’s leading policymakers.

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  • Aug 28 2018

A pilot clinical trial exploring the benefit of d-amphetamine combined with physical therapy for stroke patients found no evidence that the regimen improved post-stroke motor recovery.

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  • Aug 20 2018

Dr. Jing Li, associate director of the UK Center for Health Services Research, has received a $1 million grant award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for a study which aims to address difficulties and inefficiencies in the diagnosis and approach to syncope, a temporary loss of consciousness.