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LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 21, 2015) —The task of turning research discoveries from the lab into tangible clinical treatments and applications would be a much more arduous task if not for a special resource on the University of Kentucky campus.
The UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), established in 2006, works with faculty and staff across campus to translate discoveries in basic science to improvements in public health.
Guoqiang Yu, a biomedical engineering associate professor, has been working with the CCTS on research that originated in the Biomedical Optics Lab. He focuses on developing and testing non-invasive methods for measuring changes in tissue by using light.
Watch the “Where I ‘see blue.’” video above to understand why the CCTS is so valuable to Yu as he works to translate his research into something that could ultimately help patients.
This video feature is part of a special series produced by UKNow focusing on locations across campus that are meaningful for UK students, administrators, faculty, staff and alumni. The idea is to show how the physical spaces on campus help foster discovery, community, research, knowledge and success for the UK family. As the university celebrates its 150th anniversary, we want to show readers what our campus is like today by showcasing locations that have stood for decades along with some of our newest spots. Click on the playlist below to watch other videos in the series.
Since the “Where I ‘see blue.’” video series is now a monthly feature on UKNow, we invite you to submit future ideas. If there’s an obscure spot on campus you don’t think many people know about or an area that’s on everyone’s radar but you have a special connection to it, email us. Who knows? We might just choose your suggestion for our next feature!