promotions and tenure 2024

Congratulations to the following University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty members who received promotions and/or were granted tenure this year. The following list includes faculty from basic science and clinical departments. It is organized alphabetically by department, then by last name.

Hollie Swanson

A University of Kentucky researcher will be serving as a member of the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS)Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Review Committee. The committee is responsible for the scientific review of multiple grant mechanisms at the NIEHS.

Ebbert and his team of three researchers standing in their lab.

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging are working to develop a pre-symptomatic disease diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

a panel of of 4 researchers at a table

Watch below Part 2 of the "Because We Care" mini-documentary series. 

three headshots of award recipients

Congratulations to our year-end award recipients! 

Students of the Year: Nermin Ahmed (left) and Zachary Kipp (center)Faculty of the Year: Rolf Craven, PhD (right)

Additionally, we want to recognize the award recipients from the Barnstable Brown Research Day held in May 2024.

13 of the 14 students for this award, and the Cure Fellowship, Office of Undergraduate Research logo.

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is honored to announce that 14 students have been selected for the 2024 Commonwealth Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Fellowship program.

Group of award winners

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to share the winners of the third annual Mission, Vision, Pillar, and Enabler (MVPE) Awards.

Aaron Chacon in the lab

Aaron Chacon has entered the final year of his PhD program in pharmacology and nutritional sciences. Early into his studies, he applied for an F-31 pre-doctoral fellowship with preliminary data and received funding that has supported his research over the last six years. 

Yadi Wu working in the lab.

A recent University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study published in PNAS uncovers a critical pathway involved in immune evasion by breast cancer cells.  

Lisa Cassis.

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) is honoring the University of Kentucky’s Vice President for Research for her foundational contributions to our understanding of the renin-angiotensin system that has broad implications for hypertension and cardiovascu

Hollie Swanson

A University of Kentucky researcher has earned the Undergraduate Educator Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT).

Hollie Swanson, PhD

Hollie Swanson, PhD, is a professor in the department of pharmacology and nutritional sciences. She also serves as the director of graduate studies for integrated biomedical sciences and as graduate faculty in nutritional sciences. 

Doctor in a white coat holding a toy heart

The University of Kentucky will mark a decade of raising awareness and continuing its effort to warn women about the dangers of heart disease with the annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium.

Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium event graphic listing the event date, FEBRUARY 02, 2024 8:00AM at the University of Kentucky
Full details and event information, click here.
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.

Chi Peng in football uniform

As the excitement of football season sparks across the country, graduate student Chi Peng fondly reminisces on her experience playing the sport professionally.

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).

Dr. Anika Hartz

Anika Hartz, PhD, was recently promoted to professor in the UK College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences. The secret to her success is rooted in her love for science and pursuing groundbreaking discoveries.

Terry Hinds, PhD, writing on a clear board with students in his lab.

Terry Hinds, PhD, joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty with an impressive record of groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art specialized technology. He is not only advancing scientific discoveries at UK, but also helping more undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows gain early experience with high-impact work.