Maggie Murphy, PhD

A group of researchers at the University of Kentucky is conducting a first-of-its-kind study addressing how home air quality affects blood pressure and obesity in children in rural Kentucky.

Payton Ebertshauer

With one smile, 18-year-old Payton Ebertshauer of London can light up any room.

Her mom, Stephanie, describes Payton as kind, compassionate and loyal to her close-knit group of friends. She loves to go out to eat and to the movies with them, or just hang at home watching Netflix. All in all, Payton is your typical teenager living a typical teenage life.

Research team members

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky is working to better understand the impact of opioid use disorder on mothers and babies.

Every 24 minutes in the United States, a baby is born with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) after being exposed in mothers with opioid use disorder.

Representatives from UK's four health colleges and CICHE were joined by state and local officials to celebrate the new Health Education Building in a ceremonial groundbreaking.

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Friday for the largest academic building in the history of the University of Kentucky.

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

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.

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.

Doctor checking on a pediatric patient in their hospital room.

Registration is open for “Pediatric Emergencies: Early Assessment and Treatment of Children,” a daylong conference for all clinicians seeking to expand their knowledge and skills in the treatment of pediatric emergencies.

Jamshed Kanga, MD with award

When Jamshed Kanga, MD, came to UK HealthCare in 1983, he was the first – and only – pediatric pulmonologist in Kentucky.  

Scottie B. Day, MD standing in an arch of the children's hospital.

A recent report by 2023 Kids Count Data Book studied how economic well-being, education, health and family support impacts a child’s overall well-being, and how those impacts vary from state to state. So how does Kentucky rank?

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.

George Fuchs

George Fuchs, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and pediatric gastroenterologist for Kentucky Children’s Hospital, recently published a report in the journa

Dr. Sithisarn canoeing and holding her camera

When Thitinart Sithisarn, MD, PhD, is not taking care of babies in Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) or teaching future physicians at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, she can be found out in nature hiking, canoeing, or walking trails across the Commonwealth.

And she always has her camera in hand.

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? 

Dr. Haley Wehder

Haley Wehder, MD, loved birthday parties. So much so, that after only one year of knowing resident Conor Malloy, MD, she threw an elaborate surprise party for his wife.

Though not a “birthday party person” himself, Dr. Malloy couldn’t help but smile that Dr. Wehder went the extra mile for someone she only knew a short time.

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

Female doctor letting a little girl listen to her own heart with a stethoscope

Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) has been recognized as a 2023-24 Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

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.

Gabriella 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.

Thad Salmon

Thaddeus Salmon, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, recognized addiction as a major health challenge for patients in Kentucky. He felt that as a physician, it was “a moral conviction” to continue learning how he could best serve his patients and integrate addiction medicine into his practice.