Tina Frazier and her dog Pepper

“I went from being an extremely active person to spending all my time lying on my couch or in bed. I became an invalid, dependent on my husband for everything.” That is how Tina Frazier describes what life was like in the fall of 2022.

McNulty and Henderson

First-year resident Olivia Henderson, MD, credits advanced development director (ADD) Beth McNulty, MD, with playing a key role in her medical career journey. 

Cancer in Appalachia cover title

Kentucky has the highest cancer rates in the nation, with the Appalachian region bearing the brunt of this burden. The latest book from the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center's ACTION Program offers a unique and deeply personal lens into the region's ongoing struggle with cancer. 

Rendering of the Michael D. Rankin M.D. Health Education Building.

The Michael D. Rankin MD Health Education Building will help transform medical education for future students — and ultimately improve care for patients across Kentucky. 

SNMA participants

From Dec. 8-10, 2023, the UK College of Medicine had the honor of hosting the SNMA Region X Medical Education Conference. 

Mindy Baker

The UK College of Medicine Department of Behavioral Science launched its White Coats for Black Lives Fellowship in 2021 to enhance medical students’ understanding of health disparities, political and social inequalities, and health care inequities experienced by Black Americans. 

Daret St. Clair at the speaker's podium.

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center recently held a research symposium to honor the remarkable career of Daret St. Clair, PhD, who is retiring after 32 years of dedicated service.

Arial view of UK Campus

The University of Kentucky is well-represented on a list of the most-cited researchers in the world. In a database compiled by Stanford University in a partnership with Elsevier, 140 current UK scientists and scholars appear among the top 2% of the most-cited researchers across 22 disciplines.

students practice intubation simulation

In 2021, diversity and inclusion ambassadors launched an outreach program in collaboration with Frederick Douglass High School’s (FDHS) biosciences academy, an idea conceptualized by Ima Ebong, MD, MS, associate professor and ambassador for the neurology department.

Dr. Schaeffner headshot

The UK College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Meagan Schaeffner, MD, assumed the role of director of service learning on Oct. 1. 

Nick Devanney

Before training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Nick Devanney, PhD, had little connection to The Bluegrass State. He is from New England, and his family currently lives there. 

Michael Rankin, M.D.

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has approved the naming of the new Health Education Building as the “Michael D. Rankin M.D. Health Education Building.”

Keynote speaker, Steven Stack, MD giving his presentation.

University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) announced that video highlights and recorded sessions from the 2023 Kentucky Rural Telehealth Summit are available. More than 200 people attended the event held in September in Lexington. 

Jocellyn Banks using a microscope.

Every summer, a diverse group of college students gathers at the University of Kentucky for an intensive 10-week program designed to prepare them for successful careers in cancer research.  

bharadwaj in white coat

For as long as she can remember, Rashmi Bharadwaj, a third-year medical student, has been interested in medical advocacy work. To illustrate this, the Louisville, Ky., native shared an anecdote about an essay she wrote in the fifth grade arguing for increased health care access during the Haitian earthquake crisis. She said that was just the beginning of her journey to medicine. 

issacs and her husband standing outside in graduation regalia

Abby Isaacs, MD, says she was always interested in combining her love of science and helping others, so pursuing a career in health care seemed like the obvious choice. While still in undergrad, Dr.

A doctor checking a patient's ears.

Hearing loss can occur when any part of the ear or hearing system is not working correctly. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that 37.5 million American adults ages 18 and older report some trouble hearing.

Types of hearing loss

Esther Dupont-Versteegden, PhD, and Kirby Mayer, DPT, PhD

A team of researchers from the University of Kentucky Colleges of Health Sciences and Medicine, and collaborators from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, were awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study muscle and physical

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.

students pose after volunteering at GoPantry warehouse in Florence Kentucky

Sydney Shepherd and Maya Radic are second-year medical students at the UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus and serve as house presidents of the Appaloosa and Rhinelander Houses, respectively. In conjunction with house officers and faculty, they launched the “November House of Giving” initiative this year.