Research Priorities - Diabetes & Obesity
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • May 29 2018

Research Day highlights the diabetes and obesity research of students, faculty and staff from around the region.

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  • Nov 1 2017

This fall, Nancy Schoenberg and her team of community and university researchers in the UK College of Medicine and the UK College of Public Health were awarded a new five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to continue the Faith Moves Mountains initiative.

  • Blog
  • May 18 2017

Research Building 2 (RB2) is a precious resource and a vehicle for UK to reduce the health disparities that most impact Kentucky.