Cave presents at KYSPEN, McClain banner unveiled

Feng awarded new grants from NIH, KSEF

Cave presentation at KYSPENThe Spring Meeting of the Kentucky Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition was on June 6 and featured multiple outstanding talks on nutrition and a standing-room only audience.

Among the presentations was a talk by Dr. Matthew Cave who discussed nutritional complications in a bariatric surgery patient.


McClain banner at BelknapDr. Craig McClain received the award for Outstanding Scholarship, Research & Creative Activity from the School of Medicine this year.

A special banner with his likeness was recently been posted on the Belknap Campus.


Wenke FengDr. Wenke Feng has received two new grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation.

Dr. Feng does translational research in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

  • KSEF-3033-RDE-017

Title: Identification of Bioactive Ingredients in Lactobacillus GG Culture Supernatant
Agency: Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation

  • 1R21AA022416-01A1

Title: FGF21 and adipose lipolysis in alcoholic fatty liver

The goal of the project is to investigate the role of fibroblast growth factor 21 in alcohol-induced adipose tissue degradation in mouse models of alcoholic liver disease.