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February 24, 2023

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
February 24, 2023

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 availabl

Doctor filling a syringe with medicine.
February 24, 2023

A recent University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study suggests a new radiopharmaceutical compound may be a viable treatment option for patients with advanced cervical cancer.

Dr. Devalaraja
February 20, 2023

Matt Devalaraja, PhD, is a scientist and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. He is also a UK College of Medicine alumnus with plentiful knowledge on the wide span of career possibilities that can stem from a biomedical education.

James Knight
February 17, 2023

James A. Knight II, MD, is no stranger to the impact of health challenges on a family: he has seen his father, now a 20-year survivor, bravely face prostate cancer, and he has stood alongside his mother as she cares for his grandmother who has been battling Alzheimer’s disease.

Darayon Moore
February 16, 2023
Darayon Moore is a first-generation college student and second-year medical student currently enrolled in the UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus. She explains why a college education was so important to her, and how it will lead her to success in her future career as a physician.

Q: Why was going to college important to you?

Group shot: Steven Haist, Jade Nicely, Jackie Cain, John Cain, and Charles Griffith
February 15, 2023

You don’t need to convince Jackie Cain that Kentucky is a special place.

Kristin Miller
February 15, 2023
Kristin Miller is Paying it Forward Leading the WIMS Mentoring Program

Kristin Miller, a UK College of Medicine graduate student in toxicology and cancer biology, is leading the effort to expand mentorship opportunities for women through Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS).

Jessica Moore in her family's welding shop, grinding metal.
February 15, 2023

“That day I woke up feeling completely normal.”

At 37 years old, Salvisa resident Jessica Moore is still taken aback as she reflects on what transpired last July.

February 14, 2023

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 14, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES) honored UK researchers, community leaders and organizations for their work to help Kentuckians in Appalachia.

UK Chandler Hospital sign, street view
February 14, 2023

UK HealthCare’s Digestive Health Program has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by the National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), becoming one of 164 NPF Centers across the nation.

Warren Alilain, PhD, and Aaron Silverstein
February 13, 2023

Laura Krueger and Aaron Silverstein share the same career aspiration. They want to become physician-scientists, which will allow them to fulfill both of their passions – medicine and research. While they are both on the same trajectory, they didn’t quite get to this career path the same way.

Shelley Stiltner
February 10, 2023
Shelley Stiltner is a first-generation college student and fourth-year medical student currently enrolled in the UK College of Medicine Rural Physician Leadership Program. She explains why a college education was so important to her, and how it will lead her to success in her future career as a physician.

Q: Why was going to college important to you?

Madison Phillips, DO
February 10, 2023
Madison Phillips, DO, is a third-year anesthesiology resident at the UK College of Medicine. In the following Q&A, part of our “Why UK?” series, she shares how she knew UK was the right fit for her when she applied to residency programs.

Q: Why did you pursue a residency at UK?

performance evaluation
February 10, 2023
These rubrics can be found on UK HealthCare's internal communications platform, The Loop.

For faculty at the UK College of Medicine, performance evaluations play a key role in promotions, tenure, and general professional development.

BIRCWH Logo - A woman standing with her arms outstretched like tree branches. BIRCWH: Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health at the University of Kentucky
February 10, 2023

The University of Kentucky Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program is accepting applications for scholars interested in research to advance women’s health.

Darwin Conwell, MD in front of a blue UK College of Medicine wall
February 9, 2023

When attempting to find a solution to a problem, sometimes the most effective question you can ask yourself is "why." Research requires a certain level of curiosity, one that forces you to continuously ask that question. Curiosity is what motivated Darwin Conwell to get involved with research and become a medical pancreatologist.

Close-up of a woman's hands holding a phone and tobacco products.
February 9, 2023

A new University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center study will help inform policy on the sale and marketing of two different tobacco products recently introduced to the U.S. market.

Dr. Cheavar Blair in a lab
February 7, 2023

Cheavar Blair, PhD, completed his doctorate at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2015. During his graduate training, he was impressed by UK’s supportive environment and attentive faculty – qualities that enticed him to return when a faculty position recently became available.


Amit Arbune speaking to a patient
February 3, 2023

UK HealthCare has been named a Gold Class Center of Excellence by the International Cardio-Oncology Society, one of 27 hospitals in the U.S. and 11 hospitals worldwide.