Joe Gatton and Melissa Wilkeson
August 12, 2022

Before medical students treat patients in real-life situations, they need practice. Students gain that necessary experience through simulated patient interactions in the UK College of Medicine’s standardized patient (SP) program.

Man listening to doctor
August 12, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2022) — A new study published by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that the common steroid betamethasone could be used to reduce unwanted side effects of radiation treatments for prostate cancer.  

UK HealthCare's June Buchanan Clinic in the hard-hit community of Hindman experienced significant flooding.
August 11, 2022

HAZARD, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2022) — More than a week into recovery and relief efforts following the devastating floods in Eastern Kentucky, Key Douthitt, M.D., sums up the experience with two words: “I’m exhausted.”

Ariel Porter
August 5, 2022

The UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus celebrated a giant milestone this summer as it welcomed a fourth class of medical students during its white coat ceremony. The excitement will continue because this also means the campus’s inaugural class will graduate this spring.

Dr. Kimberly Jones
August 5, 2022

The UK College of Medicine Office of Medical Education has selected Kimberly Jones, MD, associate professor of child neurology, as its new assistant dean for student affairs focusing on the advancement of learning communities.

Jonathan Wenk and Ken Campbell
August 5, 2022

Heart failure is prevalent across the Commonwealth and develops when a patient’s heart cannot deliver enough oxygen. The clinical teams at UK HealthCare provide world-class care to 40,000 patients with this condition each year.

Peter Nelson has dedicated his life, and the past 15 years at the University of Kentucky, to developing research that helps combat neurological diseases.
August 5, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2022) — Peter T. Nelson, MD, PhD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and director of neuropathology at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, has been named one of 14 University Research Professors.

Common Read Initiative
August 3, 2022

As a faculty preceptor for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course, Hilary Surratt, PhD, associate professor of behavioral science, has witnessed learners engage in thoughtful dialogue around biases. However, she said they sometimes struggle in understanding how bias impacts clinical care.

UK's pharmacy team with a van load of donations from Costco. The pharmacy team has been in Eastern Kentucky providing tetanus and hepatitis A immunizations.
August 3, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2022) — The Commonwealth of Kentucky is dealing with a second catastrophic weather event in just a matter of months. Back in December, areas of Western Kentucky were decimated by some of the strongest tornadoes to hit the state in recent memory.

Flooding in Eastern Kentucky
August 1, 2022

On Thursday, July 28, historic flooding consumed a large portion of eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region. Kentuckians in the affected areas will likely feel the catastrophic effects of this tragedy for weeks, months, and even years to come as officials assess the extent of the damage and continually report a rising death toll. 

Boyz II Men will compete for the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center (against Amber Ruffin and family) on Celebrity Family Feud.
July 29, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 29, 2022) — Grammy Award-winning Boyz II Men are hoping to win some money for UK HealthCare’s Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center.

A procedure called uterine fibroid embolization gave Carmen Wilson immediate relief from problems caused by uterine fibroids.
July 29, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 29, 2022) — Carmen Wilson assumed her experience was normal.

Ablation treatment coupled with a liver transplant is the best treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma. A new study shows that the age of the patient is not a factor in outcomes.
Center of Excellence in Rural Health logo
July 27, 2022

HAZARD, Ky. (July 27, 2022) — The Kentucky Behavioral Health Workforce Initiative (KBHWI) is now accepting applications from behavioral and mental health professionals looking for help paying off their student loan debt.

Markey patient Lindsey Musick, right, meeting with medical oncologist Reema Patel, M.D., and surgical oncologist Michael Cavnar, M.D., at an appointment earlier this year.
July 26, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 26, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital at UK HealthCare earned the ranking of the No.

Sanders Brown ribbon cutting
July 25, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 25, 2022) — Today, the UK College of Medicine, UK HealthCare, and community leaders celebrated the full opening of the Sanders-Brown Memory Clinic at Turfland. The new, larger clinic replaces the former Sanders-Brown facilities along North Broadway in Lexington.

Lisa Williams
July 25, 2022

To enable the University of Kentucky College of Medicine to succeed in its mission for a healthier Kentucky, leadership must prioritize the wellness and well-being of faculty, staff, and learners. We are excited to announce that Lisa Williams, MSSA, has been selected to serve in a new position to help us excel in this goal.

Beth Garvy, PhD
July 25, 2022

Please join us as we congratulate Beth Garvy, PhD, who recently received a leadership title change to reflect her growing responsibilities and ensure equity in her position. The new title went into effect July 1, 2022.

Lisa Tannock, MD
July 25, 2022

Please join us as we congratulate Lisa Tannock, MD, who recently received a leadership title change to reflect her growing responsibilities and ensure equity in her position. The new title went into effect July 1, 2022.

Alicia Fields
July 25, 2022

Alicia Fields, DNP, FNP-C, aspired to become a doctor ever since she was a child with her Fisher Price medical kit and toy stethoscope. But when it came time to review the pre-med curriculum and start training, she was intimidated.