(Left-right): Stephanie White, Rebecca Todd, Makayla Arnett, Leon Lamoreaux and Chipper Griffith.

In celebration of National Rural Health Day, yesterday the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky announced new scholarship opportunities for UK’s Rural Physi

Kenneth S. Campbell, PhD

One University of Kentucky researcher has helped solve a 60-year-old mystery about one of the body’s most vital organs: The heart.

Anna Maria South, MD

Anna Maria South, MD, is an addiction medicine physician who treats patients with substance use disorders. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine training the next generation of health care leaders to improve access and advance treatment. 

Ben Mattingly on Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America, holding a blue sign that says "Wild Med Adventures"

Since graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2004, Ben Mattingly, MD, has climbed the highest peaks on each continent, known as the “Seven Summits.” He has gone scuba diving near the Galapagos Islands. He has ridden dirt bikes in Romania. He has fished in bodies of water across the U.S.

Dr. Darwin Conwell and Dr. Tukea Talbert

Darwin Conwell, MD, MSc, Jack M. Gill Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine, recently accepted the Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence (SCOPY).

Man sitting at a computer, typing

Starting buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder through telehealth was associated with an increased likelihood of staying in treatment longer compared to starting treatment in a non-telehealth setting, according to a new University of Kentucky study analyzing Medicaid data from 2019-2020 in Kentucky and Ohio.  

UK students from the Rural Physician Leadership Program walking out on a road in the mountains.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received a four-year, nearly $16 million grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA).

Judge Mitchell (Left) holding a certificate, and Regina Blevins (Right) holding an Appalachian Strong shirt

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) recently released their impact report for Appalachian Community Health Days (ACHD).

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

Philip Kern with Dean Charles Griffith

Philip Kern, MD, professor of medicine, has served nearly 50 years providing exceptional education and clinical care and conducting groundbreaking research, with 14 of those years dedicated to advancing the mission of the University of Kentucky.

Linda J. Van Eldik working in the lab.

“My mom was the best mom.”

That's how Mallory Martinez describes her mom, Patti Pfiester, to anyone she meets.

“She was my person. If I needed advice about anything, I could talk to her,” said Martinez. “She was just a constant in my life.” 

Doctors and nurses standing side-by-side.

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

AppalTRuST team gathered together for a group photo

The University of Kentucky will be home to a new research center focused on tobacco regulations in the Commonwealth named the Appalachian Tobacco Regulatory Science Team (AppalTRuST).

Chefs in the kitchen developing keto dishes.

A group from the University of Kentucky recently returned from several days in San Diego at a global symposium where they educated attendees from 48 different countries about the field of neurogastronomy. Neurogastronomy is a somewhat new study that unites the science and culinary worlds by examining the human brain and behaviors that influence how we experience eating and drinking.

A picture of four pregnant women holding their stomachs

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky is working to reduce the number of deaths and injuries among pregnant and postpartum women through an online training program for UK students in helping professions across nine UK colleges.

Sabina Warns

Sabina Warns was thrilled when her faculty mentors Campbell Grant, MD, assistant professor of urology, and Kristen Fletcher, MD, associate professor of internal medicine, asked her to join their work on a research project during her first year at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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.

CHET’s 2023 Health Equity Pilot Grants were awarded to Jessica L. Burris, PhD, (left) and Yuqing Zheng, PhD, (right).

The University of Kentucky’s Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) and the Food as Health Alliance (FAHA) awarded pilot funding to support two faculty members’ research projects to identify, reduce and eliminate health disparities.

Group photo of Dr. McKinney, Dr. White, and Dr. Garvy

A key component of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s mission is providing exceptional education for medical students, residents and fellows, and biomedical trainees.

Lisa Cassis

The University of Kentucky’s Vice President for Research and leading cardiovascular scientist is being recognized for her foundational work in the field of hypertension with a prestigious award from the American Heart Association (AHA).