Anthem scholarship

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine congratulates two outstanding medical students for receiving the inaugural Anthem Rural Medicine Scholarships, funded by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky.

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. 

Angela Roberts

After seven years of living with an aggressive form of lymphoma unresponsive to treatment, Angela Roberts was running out of options. The Knox County resident would find a lifeline through CAR T-cell therapy.

For more than 16 years, Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) has made a difference in the health of the local population of Santo Domingo, Ecuador.

KyMMM Research Team standing on the Chandler Hospital steps

A team of providers and researchers at the University of Kentucky is working with community and government leaders across the state to address a pressing issue facing the Commonwealth: the maternal morbidity and mortality rate.

the dean interviewing a department chair in front of a camera

Over the next few months, the UK College of Medicine will be releasing an exciting mini-documentary series called “Because We Care.” Capturing interviews and conversations with people across our community, the four-part series explores who we are as a college and why our mission matters to all of us, whether we are learners, faculty, researchers, or staff.

Maj-Linda Selenica, PhD

Maj-Linda Selenica, PhD, assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and associate director of outreach and partnerships at UK’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has been working on research surrounding misfolding of the protein TDP-43 for several years now.

Three people overlapping their hands

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement. Named after Dr. James Parkinson, who first described it in 1817, this condition currently affects millions of people worldwide. April is recognized as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, chosen because it is the birth month of Parkinson.

angela headshot

After a successful seven months serving in an acting capacity, Angela Dearinger, MD, MPH, has been named the executive vice dean for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Her role went into effect on April 1. 

Behind the Blue UK Logo

Four years ago, the world at large became more familiar with the field of health care known as “critical care” when the COVID-19 pandemic led to unprecedented numbers of patients being admitted to hospital intensive care units.

2024 UNITE Research Showcase flyer with keynote speakers: Juan Williams and Regina Benjamin. More information in the article.

The University of Kentucky’s UNITE Research Priority Area will host its annual showcase on Thursday, April 18. The 2024 UNITE Research Showcase is centered on elevating and promoting the importance of impactful research at UK, across the Commonwealth and beyond.

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The UK College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Chris Lakes, EdD, has been named associate dean for student affairs, with his first day set for April 8, 2024. 

Dean Griffith talking to faculty

Charles “Chipper” Griffith’s workday uniform switched from scrubs to office wear when he graduated residency and joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty in 1994. Shortly after, he began making a statement with loud, colorful ties. 

Dr. Wheelock of UK Surgery and Dr. Kabet of UTH mentor first-year surgery residents in laparascopic surgery fundamentals

After years of virtual meetings and long-distance conversation, faculty members from the UK College of Medicine Department of Surgery were finally able to meet face-to-face with colleagues from the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia last January as part of the American College of Surgeons’ Health Outreach Program for Equity in Global Surgery (ACS H.O.P.E.).

Ashley Montgomery-Yates, MD

Every week in March, UKNow offers perspectives on this national observance and their own life experiences from women at UK HealthCare.

Ima Ebong sitting outside.

In 2017, Ima Ebong, MD, became a mother for the first time. She just graduated from a four-year neurology residency program at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and was one month into a rigorous year-long clinical neurophysiology fellowship – the final phase of her medical education before becoming an attending physician.

voelker and dunbar

Andrew Dunbar, a fourth-year medical student at the UK College of Medicine-Lexington Campus, is looking forward to his future career in pediatrics. After Match Day this year, he is also looking forward to completing residency in the same city as his fiancé, Alex Voelker, a fourth-year student at the college’s Northern Kentucky Campus. 

Sam Potter

Samuel Potter, MD, considers himself a “lifelong Kentuckian.” He was born and raised in the Commonwealth and says he has no intentions of leaving anytime soon. The Pikeville, Ky., native grew up watching his father run a small medical practice, learning about health disparities affecting such rural areas from a young age.  

American Diabetes Association 2023 Annual Report cover with University of Kentucky’s Brittany Smalls in the top left

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) released its 2023 Research Report, highlighting investments in advancing diabetes research and clinical practice. ADA research grants focus on innovative projects with high impact and help researchers establish collaborative networks to move their innovations into the hands of people living with diabetes.

Maggie Griffen headshot

Margaret Griffen, MD, has long called the UK College of Medicine home. Her father, Ward Griffen, MD, led the UK College of Medicine Department of Surgery as chair between 1968 – 1984. Like her father, Dr. Griffen was drawn to medicine and surgery.