Anne Sydney Parrish
September 7, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2022) — With around-the-clock feedings, diaper changes and sleepless nights, the weeks after bringing home a new baby can feel surreal and overwhelming.

Michael Samaan
September 2, 2022

When Michael Samaan, PhD, completed his postdoctoral fellowship in 2018, he was eager to find a university where he could apply his knowledge in osteoarthritis and enhance his research skills.

September 2, 2022

The UK College of Medicine and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host a series of events for its annual Pride Week celebration. Details for those events can be found below.

HIV Stigma Panel

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Noon-1 p.m. ET

Click here for the Zoom link.

Sanders-Brown team gathered on the stairs.
September 2, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2022) — A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) has been awarded a $20.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

diversity and inclusion ambassadors at Frederick Douglass High School
September 1, 2022

For assistant professor Jamie Key, DO, promoting equality and inclusion “is in my blood as much as red blood cells.” In fact, part of her reasoning for choosing a specialty in physical medicine and rehabilitation was so she could provide care for individuals who experience biases of ableism and help them navigate the challenges.

GME emerging leaders
August 31, 2022

These residents were selected to participate in a seven-month leadership development course as they embark on their chief resident year and look forward to their future careers.

Danelle Stevens-Watkins, PhD
August 30, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2022) — As Black Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in the U.S. from Aug. 25-31, researchers at the University of Kentucky are highlighting research and outreach initiatives supporting Black mothers’ choices to initiate and continue breastfeeding.

August 29, 2022

To learn more about how you can help those impacted by flooding in eastern Kentucky, click here.

Danielle Bocook, MD
August 29, 2022

This summer, a mere month after returning to her hometown of Hazard, Ky., for her first year of residency, Danielle Bocook, MD, saw it destroyed by eastern Kentucky’s worst flooding in more than 60 years.

Dr. Messaoudi in her lab
August 29, 2022

Nearly two years ago, with funding from UK HealthCare and the vice president for research, the College of Medicine launched the Alliance Research Initiative. It has a mission, Vice Dean for Research Rebecca Dutch, PhD, explained, “to help spur on transdisciplinary research by pairing clinical and basic scientists together to answer new questions in new ways.”

UK physical therapy students work to clean and assess donated medical equipment. The equipment is then refurbished and given to those in need.
August 25, 2022

HAZARD, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2022) — As Eastern Kentuckians continue cleaning up from the catastrophic flooding that devastated their region in late July, the list of needs continues to grow.

12th Annual Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Research Day. Thursday, August 25, 2022
August 24, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2022) — The 12th annual Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Research Day is taking place this week on the University of Kentucky (UK) campus. The purpose of the event is to focus on current findings in diabetes and obesity-related research.

Dr. Rebecca Todd
August 22, 2022

In recognition of her growing responsibilities and oversight of a maturing program, Rebecca Todd, MD, has been promoted from assistant to associate dean for the Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP).

Elizabeth Rhodus
August 22, 2022

As an occupational therapist, Elizabeth Rhodus, PhD, has worked closely with older Kentuckians facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). She also has witnessed firsthand how poor health, limited resources, and high poverty rates have served as barriers to proper prevention and treatment.

SBCoA director Linda J. Van Eldik, PhD, on March 14, 2019.
August 19, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2022) — Linda J. Van Eldik, PhD, director of the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, is part of a $1.5 million grant to help further research into a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Maisyn Clem
August 19, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2022) — Kaitlin and Troy Clem were overjoyed to bring their fourth child, Maisyn, home on May 25, 2021, and begin the journey of raising their newborn. Everything seemed normal for the first several months of her life.

But, slowly, Maisyn’s parents began noticing that something was not quite right.

Photo of Dr. Greg Davis
August 19, 2022

Have you ever watched a movie or TV show where a character has the same job as you, but they’ve gotten the details all wrong?

From smooth-talking lawyers who are always in the courtroom to suave doctors who are performing lifesaving surgeries in a moment’s notice — it’s no secret, Hollywood often dramatizes what it would be like to work in certain professions.

rural physician leadership program
August 17, 2022

Ten years ago, the UK College of Medicine recruited four of its second-year medical students for an educational experiment. With a goal of preparing more physicians to practice in the rural areas of the Commonwealth and beyond, the college asked these students to immerse themselves in small-town Kentucky, learning rural medicine onsite at a rural medical campus in Morehead.

surgery resident
August 12, 2022

Over the past five years, the UK College of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) has undergone a remarkable transformation. GME has added 21 new residency and fellowship programs, 200 additional fellows and residents, and a new partnership with the Medical Center at Bowling Green to its varied graduate medical education training offerings. 

Holly Danneman
August 12, 2022

After welcoming its fourth class of medical students during this summer’s white coat ceremony, the UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus is well positioned to help alleviate the state’s physician shortage.