Northern Kentucky Match Day
March 20, 2023
The UK College of Medicine celebrated its largest group of matching students and its highest percentage of students matching into Kentucky residency programs.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is proud to recognize its fourth-year students who learned their pivotal next step in training – residency – during

Keerthana Kumar
March 2, 2023

Keerthana Kumar, MD, MPH, is a third-year preventive medicine resident. Her program is housed within the UK College of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine.

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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. 

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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.

December 11, 2022

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Salvation Army Clinic is a student-run, free clinic that serves as a learning environment for medical, pharmacy, and social work students while providing acute onsite health care for uninsured patients at the Salvation Army of Central Kentucky.

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November 29, 2022

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for chair of its well-regarded department of family and community medicine.


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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.

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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.

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.

Dr. Michael Rankin
September 28, 2022
Michael D. Rankin, MD ‘80, has generously committed $22 million to advance the mission of the UK College of Medicine and expand the college’s top-notch educational opportunities through support of a new health education building and the funding of medical student scholarships.

Danielle Bocook, MD
August 29, 2022

This summer, a mere month after returning to her hometown of Hazard, Ky., for her first year of residency, Danielle Bocook, MD, saw it destroyed by eastern Kentucky’s worst flooding in more than 60 years.

Holly Danneman
August 12, 2022

After welcoming its fourth class of medical students during this summer’s white coat ceremony, the UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus is well positioned to help alleviate the state’s physician shortage.

Dr. Diana Heiman
June 30, 2022

The UK College of Medicine is excited to announce that Diana Heiman, MD, professor of family and community medicine, has been selected to serve as associate dean for faculty development and advancement.

Keisa Fallin-Bennett
June 6, 2022

Keisa Fallin-Bennett, MD, MPH, knew that family medicine was her ideal specialty when she found herself interested in every clinical rotation during medical school.

“I knew it was top choice – nothing convinced me otherwise,” she said. “I thought, ‘These are the people who think about medicine like I do.’”

(From left): Mary Sheppard, MD; Sibu Saha, MD; David Minion, MD; and Alan Daugherty, PhD Sheppard and Minion will server as co-directors of the new research center.
June 2, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 2, 2022) — On Monday, May 25, the faculty and administration of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine announced the creation of the Saha Aortic Center, a new research center focused on aortic disease.

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May 2, 2022

In 2020, high-profile murders of Black civilians by police garnered national attention, shining a light on the growing need for social change. Learners at the UK College of Medicine collaborated to compose a letter to their leadership, advocating for solutions to combat systemic racism. The College of Medicine administration engaged with learners to implement strategies and initiatives that would address their concerns.

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April 25, 2022

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce the appointment of faculty members Sarah Marks, MD, MA, and Jordan Clay, MD, to serve on its committees. The electeds have been endorsed by the College of Medicine acting dean and Faculty Council. They will serve three-year terms on their respective committees.

Dr. Marks has been appointed to the College of Medicine Admissions Committee. Dr. Clay has been appointed to the College of Medicine Medical Student Curriculum Committee.