Wednesday, May 11

KentuckyOne Health is hosting the Better Breathers Club at the Frazier Rehab Institute downtown each month through December.

The group meets at 1 p.m. on the 10th floor dining room at Frazier on the second Wednesday of the month.

This support group is designed to help people with breathing difficulties. For more information, call Cindy Martin at 502.582.7620


pg 14 HJ_May 16Friday, May 13

Hospice of the Bluegrass is hosting the Art and Science of Palliative Medicine conference on May 13 at Keeneland Race Course in the Sales Pavilion. We have a distinguished faculty assembled for this event and it will be a great opportunity to discuss ways to improve care for the seriously ill in our area. I thought you might be interested in attending the conference or sharing information about the conference with your team. All the conference details including online registration, faculty bios, and conference brochure are available at:

UK HealthCare – Gill Heart Institute’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine sponsors a weekly continuing education series. Seminars are held Fridays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in room 234 of the Biological-Pharmaceutical Complex.  Please contact the host if you wish to have lunch with or meet the speaker during his or her time on campus. For more information, call 859.323.0295


Saturday, May 14

The American Heart Association will host the 2016 Central Kentucky Heart Walk, on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Keeneland.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the walk stepping off at 9 a.m. The 2016 Central Kentucky Heart Walk is nationally sponsored by Subway. It is brought to you locally by UK HealthCare. Media sponsors are the Lexington Herald Leader, WKYT and Tops in Lexington. If your organization would like to be involved and/or create a Corporate Heart Walk team, please contact Penny Brooks at (859)317-6885 or at You may also log on to

If you are pregnant or planning a baby for the future, don’t miss Lexington’s biggest maternity event May 14, starting at 9 a.m. Join us for the 17th Annual Maternity Fair presented by the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. There will be vendor/exhibit booths, panel of maternity experts, giveaways and prizes. The grand prize will include free delivery of your baby at the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East and a package of assorted goodies. The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East will cover the out-ofpocket expenses up to a maximum of $2,000. For more information,go to


Saturday, May 21

Great Strides provides a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause. Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 1 mile walk, children’s activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. The event will begin at 9 a.m. in the Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

UK doctor honored by American Academy of Emergency Medicine

UK HealthCare’s Dr. Christopher Doty was awarded the Joe Lex Educator Award by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine at the 22nd annual Scientific Assembly.

The Joe Lex Educator of the Year Award is named after long-time emergency medicine educator, Dr. Joe Lex, recognizing an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM through work on educational programs. Doty, vice chair and residency director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to AAEM through his work in educational programs and serving as the co-chair of the planning committee, contributing to the success of the Scientific Assembly.

“Chris was recognized for providing leadership to our residents, helping them become better doctors in a demanding environment,” said Dr. Roger Humphries, chair of the UK Department of Emergency Medicine. “He has shown tremendous success building upon educational innovations and medical trends, and this award is an apt reflection of his capabilities.”

As an associate professor of emergency medicine, Doty has been awarded numerous national teaching awards in the research interests of cognition, andragogy, residency education and acute decompensated heart failure.

“I am very pleased to have my work recognized by such an amazing organization and an inspiring group of educators,” said Doty. “The award motivates me to continue to place a strong focus on educating others to provide the best care for our patients.”

As the premier clinical conference in emergency medicine, AAEM recognizes emergency medicine as an independent specialty and is committed to its role in the advancement of emergency medicine worldwide.

UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging excels at recent national conference

Two researchers from the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging won awards at the National Charleston Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease.

Ai-Ling Lin, Ph.D., and Jose Abisambra, Ph.D., were two of 15 researchers selected from high-caliber institutions such as Harvard, Mount Sinai and New York University to attend the conference based on the quality and originality of their research.

Of the four awards presented, Sanders-Brown researchers were awarded two.

Lin was one of three recipients who received the $50,000 New Vision Award. She will use the award money to further her research into the effects of diet on healthy brain aging and ultimately hopes to shape specialized treatments for age-related brain diseases based on a patient’s genetic background.

Abisambra was elected by other conference attendees to receive the George Bartzokis Travel Stipend Award for his “outside-the-box” thinking. Abisambra is currently researching how changes in protein synthesis give rise to a class of dementias called tauopathies.

The CCAD focuses on creating an environment for constructive criticism and cross-field collaboration among young scientists involved in Alzheimer’s research, and to identify and fund promising theories to help compensate for the lack of funding in Alzheimer’s research.

“The fact that Sanders-Brown received two of the four awards from this conference with some prestigious competition is an apt reflection of the quality work being produced by Ai-Ling, Joe and other researchers here,” said Linda Van Eldik, Ph.D., director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. “This new generation of bright minds is making important insights into the mechanisms underlying age-related dementias.”

This article also appears on page 14 of the May 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. 

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