Research Priorities - Cardiovascular
  • Video
  • 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.

  • Article
  • 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.

  • Video
  • 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.

  • Article
  • 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.

  • Article
  • 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.

  • Article
  • Jul 25 2018

The new Center for Health Equity Transformation aims to grow health equity research at the University of Kentucky by training and providing professional development guidance to those interested in studying and addressing health disparities.

  • Article
  • May 25 2018

When Donna Arnett, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, suffered a stroke at the age of 27, people didn't believe her. However, her experience as a stroke patient inspired her interest in cardiovascular research and how an individual's genes impact their risk.

  • Article
  • Apr 9 2018

Police officers, firefighters and military personnel face daunting physical obstacles while on the job, often coupled with intense mental stress.

  • Video
  • Mar 12 2018

Dr. Maya Guglin presented data that shows adding beta blockers or ACE inhibitors to a chemotherapy regimen for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer significantly reduces cardiotoxicity.