STEM Educators and kids participating in the STEM Education Program

At the University of Kentucky, STEM Experiences Camps have become an enduring opportunity for university faculty to engage with school-age youth to increase their interest and knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

The top ten finalists of the Five-Minute Fast Track Research competition. Top Row: Artin Asadipooya, Brianna Bryant, Sydney Chapman, Jordan Colella, and Shria Holla. Bottom Row: Abigail Knoy, Ashbey Manning, Connor Stuart, Ellen Williams, and Caroline Youdes

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is proud to announce the fifth annual 5-Minute Fast Track student research competition finalists. These undergraduates competed in the competition’s preliminary round and were selected as Top 10 finalists to present their research during the final round from 5 to 8 p.m.

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

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.

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.

pieces of art on display

Learners from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine were presented an opportunity to express their creativity and convey their perspectives on important health care topics.

Stock photo of woman on computer

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that faculty, staff, learners, and trainees will have free access to a leading online resource for medical Spanish proficiency.

CanopyLearn, a Spanish language training program for health care professionals, will be available to the UK College of Medicine community starting Aug. 1.

Headshot of Dr. Na'Tasha Evans

Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, is a researcher, published author, champion for female empowerment, and our new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Learn more about her goals, her past work, and more in the following Q&A.

Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in research? 

Researchers

A new program beginning this fall at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine will provide opportunities for recent college graduates interested in research, who may not have had the resources to pursue it.

Faculty at the promotion ceremony

Congratulations to the following basic science and clinical faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine! These individuals were honored with promotions and tenure in fiscal year 2023.

Names are organized alphabetically by department.

Anesthesiology

Sarah Jean Hall, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

START program participants

The University of Kentucky STEM Through Authentic Research and Training (START) program recently closed out its summer session, with START Apprentices gaining tremendous insight into research careers and higher education.

Linda Dwoskin

A prominent innovator at the University of Kentucky’s College of Pharmacy placed second in SmartHealth Catalyzer’s Best of the BioMidwest competition to identify promising, new therapeutics discovered at universities and research hospitals.

Dr. Na'Tasha Evans

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.

Chris Norris, PhD

Chris Norris, PhD, professor of pharmacology and nutritional sciences in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, is one of 16 University Research Professors for 2023-24. The University Research Professorships honor faculty members who have demonstrated excellence that addresses scientific, social, cultural and economic challenges in our region and around the world. 

Undergraduates selected for the 2023 Commonwealth Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Fellowship program

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is honored to announce that 20 undergraduates have been selected for the 2023 Commonwealth Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Fellowship program.

Young African-American woman wearing a white sweater stands in a hallway smiling.
 

University of Kentucky freshman Lordina Mensah recently became the university's first student to be accepted into the Patti Grace Smith Fellowship, a nationally competitive aerospace fellowship program.

Alliance research initiative - researchers collaborating

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.

Jill Roberts, PhD, in her lab.

Feb. 28 is international Rare Disease Day. Kentucky has surprisingly high rates — almost 10 times the national average — of a rare condition called Moyamoya syndrome, which causes the internal carotid arteries in the brain to become narrow or blocked.

Congrats graphic

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.

Drs. Murphy, O'Hara, Bachstetter, Duncan, and Sunderam

After taking an undergraduate course in circadian rhythms, Marilyn Duncan, PhD, became fascinated with how internal rhythms regulate daily sleep-wake rhythms and many aspects of health and disease.  She said that at the time, courses centered on circadian rhythms and sleep were relatively uncommon, but as knowledge in this field has expanded, many more courses are now available, including