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Stephen Dobson, professor of medical and veterinary entomology in the Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and his former graduate student, Jimmy Mains have developed a technology that uses male mosquitoes to effectively sterilize females through a naturally occurring bacterium.
The Commonwealth leads the nation in rates of cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease. We are 6th in heart disease, 7th in diabetes and 8th in stroke. As Kentuckians, we know that we cannot afford these statistics. We—the university tasked with improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care—are addressing this challenge.
What began as a small medical mission trip to Ecuador in 2002 has evolved over the last 10 years into a treasured partnership between UK and the local community. I recently had the opportunity to experience its value first-hand.
Numbers are never just numbers; they represent human struggles. They represent the affliction of our brothers and sisters across the Commonwealth and the world, whose lives we have the power of touching.
Because of the strong partnership between UK Athletics and our academic mission, we aren't just recruiting the next All-American athlete. We’re able to recruit top students, teach at the leading edge of science education, and bring world-class scientists together to conduct research that addresses Kentucky questions.
Just as we continually evaluate and improve our student support systems using data, we must also leverage emerging technology to advance our work.
As part of our campus-wide engagement to foster an environment of student success, the Office of the Provost and University Senate welcomed George Kuh, a nationally recognized expert and scholar of student success, to campus earlier this month.