Marcia Fantoni, MD, PhD, MS

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce the creation of a new leadership position at its campus in Bowling Green, Ky., to ensure the seamless integration of the college’s curriculum at the regional site.

woman holding her hands up making a heart shape

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

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.

zena chahine

Zena Chahine, MD, is a hematology and medical oncology fellow at the UK College of Medicine. In the following “Why UK?” Q&A series, she explains what she loves about pursuing graduate medical education at the University of Kentucky.

Q: Why did you pursue a residency/fellowship at UK?

Ilhem Messaoudi

This holiday season Kentuckians of all ages continue to deal with a trifecta in sickness resurgence: flu, RSV and COVID-19.

Erin Haynes, DPH

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

Left to right: Oleg Tsodikov, PhD, Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, PhD, Holly Clark with OTC and Stefan Stamm, PhD

Three University of Kentucky researchers presented their work in November at an academic bioscience showcase in New Orleans called BIO on the BAYOU.

Doctors in medical gear

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

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.

Fanny Chapelin (right), PhD with student in the lab

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has received renewed funding from the American Cancer Society (ACS) to support a long-standing faculty research program.

Charles “Chip” Hunter in Albert B. Chandler hospital pavilion

An avid soccer fan, Charles “Chip” Hunter was planning to wake up early on the morning of Feb. 26 to watch his favorite English Premier League team, Tottenham. But 30 minutes before his alarm was set to go off, his wife, Melanie, got a phone call and urgently nudged him awake.

“I was like, ‘I'm getting up at 7 a.m. to watch my team play,’” he said. “Give me thirty more minutes.”

Gabriella Smith with her parents, Randy and Kerensa Smith

According to her family, Gabriella Smith was the second oldest of six and “the helper child” of the bunch. She lived up to this nickname at home in Alexandria, Ky., caring for her three youngest siblings who have special needs. She demonstrated it through church, traveling with teams across Central America to make health care more accessible.

University of Kentucky campus bridge

Few words have as rich a tradition as “Kentucky” and “basketball.” The pairing is synonymous with excellence and continuing the legacy built at the University of Kentucky. What began decades ago continues now with John Calipari, who in his first address to fans declared that UK is “the gold standard not just for college basketball, but for all of college athletics."

Jessica Blackburn and Yelena Chernyavskaya working together in a lab.

Jessica Blackburn, PhD, associate professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, wanted to make her undergraduate students feel welcome at the start of the fall semester. As the daughter of a teacher, her instinct was to gift each undergraduate student a binder with supplies.

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Our College of Medicine community,

Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Month

During Indigenous Peoples’ Month, the UK College of Medicine is highlighting historical figures who paved the way for an equitable future in medicine.

Elderly woman in a telemedicine call with her doctor.

November is Diabetic Retinopathy Awareness Month. During this month, the University of Kentucky Global Ophthalmology (UK GO) team is raising awareness for the condition that affects many Kentuckians with diabetes.

Leo Yenwongfai with his photography

When UK HealthCare pathology resident Leonard Yenwongfai, MD, was a young boy, he asked his father what motivated him to work as a police detective.

Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc speaking at podium

A University of Kentucky researcher has received a prestigious honor recognizing his decades of work in cardiovascular health.

Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc, was named the 2022 George Lyman Duff Memorial Lecturer at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions.

Sara Police working on her laptop

“For some reason, I really wanted fruit or savory food when I was going through treatment. Spicy, savory, salty food — that helped with my appetite,” recalls University of Kentucky chemistry doctoral student Yueming “Ronnie” Wu.