Dr. Na'Tasha Evans
May 30, 2023

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.

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May 23, 2023

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
April 10, 2023

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
March 8, 2023

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
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.

Erin Haynes, Ph.D., is a professor of preventive medicine and environmental health.
February 28, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2023) — On Feb. 3, a train carrying hazardous materials near East Palestine, Ohio, derailed. Following the crash, some of the chemicals were intentionally burned in a controlled explosion in an effort to manage the release of potential toxins.

Dr. Daniel B. Moore's Work on Nanoplastics
February 28, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES) honored UK researchers, community leaders and organizations for their work to help Kentuckians in Appalachia.

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. 

Rapid response grant awardees Patrick Hannon, Hollie Swanson, and Cetewayo Rashid
January 27, 2023

Have you ever wondered how a hot and humid day can affect the ability of our bodies to function? Three UK College of Medicine researchers are raising this important question in light of climate change and the prediction that more people will be exposed to these conditions over time. 

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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.

Erin Haynes, DPH
December 13, 2022

A University of Kentucky researcher has been appointed to the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Board of Scientific Counselors. 

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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.

Tiffany Messer
October 31, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2022) — Along the rivers that snake across the Commonwealth, you’ll find a University of Kentucky researcher taking samples to study the health of the water flowing through the state.

Dr. Jason Unrine
September 30, 2022

Lexington, Ky. (July 5, 2022) — Jason Unrine, PhD, has been named director of the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute (KWRRI) at the University of Kentucky. 

Dr. Stacy Stanifer
September 29, 2022

Lexington, Ky. (Sept. 28, 2022) - Natural disasters present unique challenges to patients with cancer and the healthcare systems that must stand ready to keep them healthy.

Appalachian Mountain Sunset
September 23, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2022) – In response to the recent flooding in Eastern Kentucky and increasing climate-related health challenges in general, the University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES) in collaboration with other UK centers has launched a new pilot funding and mini-grant program.

Kevin Pearson, PhD
September 15, 2022

Lexington, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2022) - The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has made incredible strides to enhance diversity and inclusivity in research and training.

April 20, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Apr. 20, 2022) — The 2022 John P. Wyatt, M.D. Environment & Health Symposium honors the legacy of Dr. John Wyatt whose pioneering environmental clinical research will be honored on Earth Day, April 22, 2022.  The 2022 Symposium is a Kentucky-wide symposium focusing on climate-related disasters and health. Universities and agencies from across the Commonwealth have joined forces to address the health impacts of disasters and climate change. 

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February 23, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2022) — Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine and College of Engineering have joined forces to track the virus’ presence in the community using wastewater testing.