Hollie Swanson

A University of Kentucky researcher will be serving as a member of the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS)Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Review Committee. The committee is responsible for the scientific review of multiple grant mechanisms at the NIEHS.

Award winners standing together.

The University of Kentucky’s Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES) and the Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) announced the 2024 Community Engagement Award in Environmental Health Sciences winner at CERH’s Appalachian Research Day annual confe

Kelly Kennoy leading a breakout session

Faculty members from the University of Kentucky presented at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) Network Meeting in Durham, North Carolina last month.

Dr. Stacy Stanifer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2024) — A researcher in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing has been selected as a scholar for the Environmental Health Research Institute for Nurse and Clinician Scientists (EHRI-NCS).

John Rosenberg and UK President Eli Capilouto hold Rosenberg's honorary degree, with Rosenberg's family and friends.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2024) — Last fall, the University of Kentucky awarded an honorary degree to John Rosenberg, a longtime civil and human rights activist, who has distinguished himself through his career and community service.

Kentucky Radon Map

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Wednesday marks the end of National Radon Action Month, and the American Lung Association is urging everyone to test their homes for Radon.

Dr. Stacy Stanifer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2024) — As each new year begins, many people focus on their health and wellbeing. As January is National Radon Action Month, it is a perfect time to talk with library patrons about the health risks of exposure to radon gas and encourage home radon testing.

GME winners

The following individuals were honored at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Awards Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Winners included those in Bowling Green, Lexington, Morehead, and Northern Kentucky.

Biomedical Education

Outstanding Graduate Student Award:
Jamila Tucker, MS

Image of road with thunderstorms and a tornado above

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES) hosted K-12 teachers across Kentucky for a virtual training on climate and health in Kentucky.

From left to right: Dr. Rachel Wilson, Lisa Williams, Renee Gallagher, and LeAnn Barber

Burnout is a problem in any profession, but it is rampant in health care. This national problem has been evident recently as the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many learners, practitioners, faculty, and staff to the limit.

Presenter in front of PPT screen.
Stock photo of woman on computer

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that faculty, staff, learners, and trainees will have free access to a leading online resource for medical Spanish proficiency.

CanopyLearn, a Spanish language training program for health care professionals, will be available to the UK College of Medicine community starting Aug. 1.

Headshot of Dr. Na'Tasha Evans

Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, is a researcher, published author, champion for female empowerment, and our new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Learn more about her goals, her past work, and more in the following Q&A.

Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in research? 

UK-CARES Director, Dr. Ellen Hahn (L) and Deputy Director, Dr. Erin Haynes (R)
Ellen Hahn, Ph.D., (left) director of BREATHE, joined Mayor Linda Gorton, former UK president Lee T. Todd Jr. and College of Nursing Dean Rosalie Mainous to celebrate 20 years of a tobacco-free Lexington.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 30, 2023) — The city of Lexington celebrated the 20th anniversary of its historic smoke-free ordinance today in a ceremony at the Lexington-Fayette Government Center.

Dr. Na'Tasha Evans

Following an extensive national search and interviews with highly qualified individuals, the College of Medicine is excited to welcome Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, as the new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and associate professor in the department of behavioral science.

Campus sky view

The University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES) is taking nominations for the fourth cohort of Faculty Fellows in Science Communication.

Erin Haynes, DrPH

University of Kentucky College of Public Health environmental scientist Erin Haynes, DrPH, is taking steps to learn more about the health symptoms and exposures faced by the residents of East Palestine, Ohio, by launching an online health tracking survey. On Feb.

Robin Kimmerer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 8, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College and the Student Sustainability Council will present a campus keynote from Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Gathering Moss” and “Braiding Sweetgrass,” and 2022 MacArthur Fellow, to be held at noon Thursday, April 6, at the Singletary Center for the Arts.

Alliance research initiative - researchers collaborating

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.