A&S Graduate Confronts Diabetes in Appalachia
By Mallory Powell
Growing up in Hazard, Kentucky, Brittany Martin was familiar with diabetes. Many of her older relatives had been diagnosed with the chronic condition, and her younger family members were starting to develop it as well. In a state with one of the highest rates of diabetes — 11.3 percent of adults had a diagnosis in 2014 —Martin’s family wasn’t out of the ordinary, but she found the status quo unacceptable.
Early Passion for Science, Medicine Puts UK Grad on Fast Track to Medical School
Two seems to be a lucky number for graduating senior Sibi Rajendran, of Frankfort, Kentucky.
STEMCats End Spring Semester Strong with Research
In the fall of 2014, a group of 235 incoming students became the first class of STEMCats at the University of Kentucky. This week, they are not only wrapping up their first year at UK
'Doing Science': the Broadened Scope of Undergraduate Cell Biology at UK
The realm of science in the United States — education, research and career opportunities — is always a hot topic, but especially so in the last several years.
UK Biology Student RISEs to Challenge of German Internship
University of Kentucky sophomore Hannah Latta has been awarded a summer internship through the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program of the German Academic Exchange Service
UK Biology Undergrad Wins International Research Award
Slavina Goleva, an undergraduate biology student at the University of Kentucky, recently received the highly competitive David S. Bruce Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence
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