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.
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.
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.
*NSYNC’S Joey Fatone is spinning his luck for UK HealthCare’s Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center during an upcoming episode of “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune.” Fatone has been a faithful attendee through the years of the star-studded Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala.