Research Priorities - Diabetes & Obesity
  • 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.

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  • Nov 22 2022

Throughout the month, the University of Kentucky Global Ophthalmology (UK GO) team is raising awareness for the condition that affects many Kentuckians with diabetes.

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  • Aug 24 2022

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

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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.

  • Blog
  • Mar 30 2022

UK women are leaders in commercialization and patents. Three of them share their perspective, as UK’s top female patent holders, as part of UK Research’s “Women Making History” series.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Nov 30 2021

Research from the UK College of Medicine and Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center found high rates post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in a group of pediatric patients with Type 1 diabetes.

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  • Nov 5 2021

*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.