Research Priorities - Diabetes & Obesity
  • Podcast
  • Sep 9 2020

Recent studies have shed light on an area’s socioeconomic status being one of the most impactful social determinants of health in both urban and rural communities throughout Kentucky.

  • Article
  • Sep 2 2020

In the past 12 years, the gala celebrating a proud Kentucky tradition has raised and donated approximately $16.7 million to combat a disease that disproportionally affects Kentucky.

  • Article
  • Aug 20 2020

"When I came to the U.S. and was confronted with the health care system here, I wasn’t comfortable practicing medicine without doing something to serve people who don’t have proper access to care because they’re uninsured or far from services."

  • Article
  • May 14 2020

Through the “Fall into Fitness” walking and diabetes education program that she leads, Castle has reached hundreds of her fellow community members, facilitating diabetes screening and education.

  • Article
  • Nov 14 2019

The Mary E. Martin (MEM) Diabetes Center of Excellence in Hazard has become the first affiliate of the UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center (BBDC). MEM Diabetes Center will also be the first ambulatory affiliation with UK HealthCare.

  • Article
  • Aug 30 2019

Research led by Barbara Nikolajczyk, Ph.D., disproved the conventional wisdom that glucose was the primary driver of chronic inflammation in Type 2 diabetes.

  • Article
  • Jun 13 2019

Aime Kunes decided to participate in a health research study because she wanted to learn more about the process of research. With a Ph.D. in psychology and a background in neurofeedback, she was planning to conduct her own research and felt it was important to understand the experience of a participant.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Video
  • Sep 12 2018

With funds from NIH, Barbara Nikolajczyk is tracking the trajectory of type 2 diabetes. She's following metabolically healthy people as they naturally progress to diabetes, looking for potential drug targets along the way.