Ernie Scott
March 18, 2023

It is with the deepest sadness that the Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) must share that KORH Director Ernie Scott unexpectedly passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023, at his home in Partridge, Ky.

Alliance research initiative - researchers collaborating
March 2, 2023

Nearly three years ago, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine launched the Alliance Research Initiative to promote collaboration and mentorship through interdisciplinary research teams. With members spanning across UK departments and colleges, these teams were established to address Kentucky’s most urgent health needs.

Congrats graphic
February 24, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce the faculty, staff, and learners who were winners of the annual Mission, Vision, Pillar, and Enabler Awards.

Shelley Stiltner
February 10, 2023
Shelley Stiltner is a first-generation college student and fourth-year medical student currently enrolled in the UK College of Medicine Rural Physician Leadership Program. She explains why a college education was so important to her, and how it will lead her to success in her future career as a physician.

Q: Why was going to college important to you?

Gurpreet Dhaliwal
February 2, 2023

The UK College of Medicine is excited to welcome Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, as the visiting professor delivering this year’s Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Humanities Lecture. 

Kathryn M. Cardarelli, PhD, and Marc T. Kiviniemi, PhD
January 18, 2023

University of Kentucky College of Public Health (CPH) researchers, in collaboration with investigators from the UK College of Medicine, the UK College of Communication and Information and the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH), are leading a five-year, $3.7 million project t

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January 12, 2023

The University of Kentucky’s ninth annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium will bring in nationally recognized experts to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease and educate attendees on prevention techniques.

The June Buchanan Medical Clinic in Hindman, Kentucky
December 5, 2022

After closing for four months due to damage from the historic Eastern Kentucky floods this past summer, UK HealthCare’s June Buchanan Medical Clinic in Hindman, Kentucky, officially reopens to the community today.

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November 29, 2022

Our College of Medicine community,

Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Month
November 22, 2022

During Indigenous Peoples’ Month, the UK College of Medicine is highlighting historical figures who paved the way for an equitable future in medicine.

Hanna Carr
November 4, 2022

Versailles, Ky., native Hanna Carr was inspired to join the military after seeing how much her grandparents and other family members benefited from the experience – from the lifelong connections they built and the discipline they developed to the value of serving a bigger purpose.

Fran Feltner, and Sierra Williams standing with project sign.
November 3, 2022

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) recently announced the inaugural call for applications for the new Healthcare Worker Loan Relief Program of the Commonwealth (HWLRPC).

Car fueling up at a gas station.
September 22, 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2022) — Over the past few years, many medically underserved Kentuckians have delayed seeking care to help manage chronic conditions or to make preventative medical appointments. First, COVID-19 restrictions kept people from making appointments. Now, a steep rise in gas prices has made getting to appointments even more difficult.

UK physical therapy students work to clean and assess donated medical equipment. The equipment is then refurbished and given to those in need.
August 25, 2022

HAZARD, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2022) — As Eastern Kentuckians continue cleaning up from the catastrophic flooding that devastated their region in late July, the list of needs continues to grow.

Dr. Rebecca Todd
August 22, 2022

In recognition of her growing responsibilities and oversight of a maturing program, Rebecca Todd, MD, has been promoted from assistant to associate dean for the Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP).

rural physician leadership program
August 17, 2022

Ten years ago, the UK College of Medicine recruited four of its second-year medical students for an educational experiment. With a goal of preparing more physicians to practice in the rural areas of the Commonwealth and beyond, the college asked these students to immerse themselves in small-town Kentucky, learning rural medicine onsite at a rural medical campus in Morehead.

UK HealthCare's June Buchanan Clinic in the hard-hit community of Hindman experienced significant flooding.
August 11, 2022

HAZARD, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2022) — More than a week into recovery and relief efforts following the devastating floods in Eastern Kentucky, Key Douthitt, M.D., sums up the experience with two words: “I’m exhausted.”

UK's pharmacy team with a van load of donations from Costco. The pharmacy team has been in Eastern Kentucky providing tetanus and hepatitis A immunizations.
August 3, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2022) — The Commonwealth of Kentucky is dealing with a second catastrophic weather event in just a matter of months. Back in December, areas of Western Kentucky were decimated by some of the strongest tornadoes to hit the state in recent memory.

Center of Excellence in Rural Health logo
July 27, 2022

HAZARD, Ky. (July 27, 2022) — The Kentucky Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative (KBHWI) is now accepting applications from behavioral and mental health professionals looking for help paying off their student loan debt.

Alison Porter
July 15, 2022

When Alison Porter attended Morehead State University for her undergraduate degree, she “fell in love” with the eastern Kentucky community and the nearby Appalachian Mountains.