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Congratulations to the following pathology faculty members for creating good news during the time of COVID:

Dr. Janna Neltner and Dr. Therese Bocklage were recently recognized for their Pathology Core Curriculum work in Cancer Cytopathology. Please see the attached PDF to learn more. 

Dr. Derek Allison was named a Rising Star in Cytology in Cancer Cytopathology. His feature is upcoming, so we are very prominent in this journal.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2020) — The statistics on Alzheimer’s and dementia inducing brain disease are frightening to look at, and unlike research into cancer and heart disease, researchers have often been frustrated in their efforts to make progress in understanding these diseases.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2020) — Working with their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that they can differentiate between subtypes of dementia inducing brain disease.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 10, 2020) — On and off campus, members of our UK community are working to ensure that the university can keep its promise to our state — to educate, serve, research and heal. That's why UKNow is launching this new "#TogetherUKY" series to thank some of the UK faculty and staff who are a representation of all our employees who are working hard in numerous areas and departments around our campus. We can't continue our mission without their commitment, resilience and collaborative spirit during this challenging time.


LEXINGTON, Ky.  (July 30, 2020) —The COVID-19 pandemic brought many things to a screeching halt and continues to impact our daily lives. However, important research at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) is continuing under extreme caution and deep dedication.

“It can’t wait,” said Dr. Greg Jicha, a neurologist at SBCoA.  

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Leonard (Leo) Yenwongfai was just 5 years old when he officially solidified his plans to become a doctor. It was after a conversation he had with a physician who was taking care of a family member at the time. That man, also named Leonard, told him, “I want you to be a doctor just like me.”


Please join us in welcoming our 2020-2021 pathology residents!

Juanita Ferreira graduated from China Medical University in 2012 with her MBBS and in 2016 with her M.Med from China Medical University. Juanita’s hobbies include travelling, learning about new cultures, spending time in the library with her son, cooking, and writing poetry. Juanita also speaks Chinese and French Creole.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2020) — An international group of experts led by Dr.


At the University of Kentucky, multiple innovative biospecimen resources are available to assist research. A video produced by the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) highlights the biospecimen resources offered by the CCTS, the UK Markey Cancer Center, the UK Gill Heart Institute, and the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.


Wanda started in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the early 90’s.  She initially provided staff support to several of our faculty, but in the late 1990s became interested in the challenges presented by coding and billing.  Over the next few years she took classes and trained to become a certified coder which allowed the Department to create the position she occupied in our department until all coding was centralized under the Enterprise a few years ago.  This positions was one of the fir


Are you wondering what it looks like when pathology faculty and residents come together to carve Halloween pumpkins?

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kentucky has set the bar pretty high this year!
Recently, we broke out our tools and props for some good old-fashioned pumpkin carving. Take a look at the spooky and creative pumpkins our faculty and residents created:





Would you dare enter the gross room? What if you knew what was in it – containers of organs and tissue samples? Those who do go in find it either interesting or, well, gross, said Shawna Baker, MBA, PA (ASCP)CM, associate director of anatomic pathology at UK HealthCare.

Departmental Recognition and Congratulations – July 2019 American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Awards: Two of our residents/fellows and their mentor, Dr. Alison Woodworth, have received great news from the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). Both Erin Schuler, PhD and Emily Bachert, MD have submitted abstracts for this year’s AACC annual meeting and both received significant recognition for their work. Emily submitted an abstract on her work on the Daily lab’s choosing wisely project and her work received a Distinguished Abstract Award from the AACC Academy.

UKHC Pathology and Laboratory Medicine would like to welcome our newest faculty members. They will be working with us in various diversified specialties as we continue to grow.

Derek Allison, MD
Dr. Allison graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Johns Hopkins University, where he further completed his Cytopathology fellowship with a focus on Genitourinary (GU) Pathology also at Johns Hopkins.


As a longtime pathologist at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Charles Lutz is no stranger to cancer.

Lutz has spent much of his career in the lab, helping patients behind the scenes. At the UK Markey Cancer Center, he works in molecular diagnosis and HLA tissue typing in bone marrow transplantation for leukemia and other cancers. He also helps match patients in end-stage organ failure with an appropriate solid organ transplant for the UK Transplant Center.

The department celebrated the end of the academic year with its annual Senior Banquet to honor the trainees graduating from our program.
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Dr. Greg Davis is a teacher — of students, of peers, of listeners and of juries. The many hats he wears have taken him around the world and back to his beloved Kentucky, all in service to the Hippocratic Oath and his chosen profession of forensic pathology.

There's a joke that pathologists are asocial, more comfortable with a microscope than with people. This is certainly not true of Davis, whose intellectual skill and facility with others make him an ideal teacher in all walks of life. 


The University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research (CHSR), which serves as a connector, catalyst and creator at UK and UK HealthCare, announces the launch of its new website and seeks membership applicants for its efforts in applying research to optimize health care delivery. The CHSR is focused on creating, testing, and scaling next-generation health services research solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health delivery within Kentucky and beyond.