Thad Salmon
March 27, 2023

Thaddeus Salmon, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, recognized addiction as a major health challenge for patients in Kentucky. He felt that as a physician, it was “a moral conviction” to continue learning how he could best serve his patients and integrate addiction medicine into his practice.

Lab tech measuring out a small amount of cannabis.
March 16, 2023

The University of Kentucky is hosting its fifth annual Substance Use Research Event (SURE) April 24 in the UK Gatton Student Center. This free event showcases translational research conducted at UK focusing on substance use and substance use disorder.

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.

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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.

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. 

woman holding her hands up making a heart shape
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.

Dr. Susan Smyth pictured in pedway leading to BBSRB
January 9, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine lost an icon in the field of cardiovascular medicine, translational research, and medical education. Susan Smyth, MD, PhD, died of cancer on Dec. 31, 2022, at the age of 57.

Dr. Craig Rush
January 9, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that Craig Rush, PhD, longtime professor of behavioral science, has taken the role of assistant dean for faculty affairs, a new position created to fulfill the expansion of duties within the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (OFA).

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December 13, 2022

Applications are open to University of Kentucky College of Medicine students for the third cohort of the White Coats for Black Lives fellowships.

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November 29, 2022

Our College of Medicine community,

Michelle Lofwall
November 22, 2022

Michelle Lofwall, MD, MS, professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, received the prestigious 2022 Dole/Nyswander (Marie) Award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence. Dr. Lofwall was one of nine expert physicians and scientists across the country recognized at the organization’s conference on Nov. 2.

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.

College of Medicine and HEED Award logos
October 28, 2022

For the second consecutive year, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received the 2022 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Two beers.
October 21, 2022

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are taking an innovative approach to help a high-risk population by using easily accessible technology: an app on a smartphone.

Lisa Williams, new wellness dean
October 6, 2022

To enable the University of Kentucky College of Medicine to succeed in its mission for a healthier Kentucky, leadership must prioritize the wellness and well-being of faculty, staff, and learners. Lisa Williams, MSSA, is serving in the college’s new leadership position, associate dean for wellness and well-being, to help us excel in this goal.

Sharon Walsh looking out the window and smiling.
September 30, 2022

The University of Kentucky Alumni Association, with a committee chaired by UK Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement G.T.

Elizabeth Rhodus
August 22, 2022

As an occupational therapist, Elizabeth Rhodus, PhD, has worked closely with older Kentuckians facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). She also has witnessed firsthand how poor health, limited resources, and high poverty rates have served as barriers to proper prevention and treatment.

Common Read Initiative
August 3, 2022

As a faculty preceptor for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course, Hilary Surratt, PhD, associate professor of behavioral science, has witnessed learners engage in thoughtful dialogue around biases. However, she said they sometimes struggle in understanding how bias impacts clinical care.

Nancy Schoenberg has been a leader in medical anthropology for the past 25 years at the University of Kentucky. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.
June 24, 2022

UKNow is highlighting the University of Kentucky’s 2022-23 University Research Professors. Established by the Board of Trustees in 1976, the professorship program recognizes excellence across the full spectrum of research, scholarship and creative endeavors at UK.

Dr. Sharon Walsh, Professor of Behavioral Science
June 14, 2022

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that Sharon Walsh, PhD, tenured professor of behavioral science and director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, has been selected as a UK Alumni Professor.