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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.