Research Priorities - Diabetes & Obesity
  • Article
  • Mar 5 2021

The Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center's annual Obesity and Diabetes Research Day went virtual for the first time and expanded from a research ‘day’ to a research ‘series.’ Organizers say they were pleasantly surprised by the attendance with as many as 120 participants in one session alone.

  • Article
  • Feb 4 2021

Prediabetes and diabetes are big problems in Kentucky. According to the 2019 Kentucky Diabetes Report, one in 10 Kentucky adults have been told by a medical professional that they have prediabetes. An additional 12% have diabetes, and Kentucky has the fourth highest mortality rate due to diabetes in the nation.

  • 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.