CERH Team Photo
March 31, 2023

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) will launch ELEVATE CHWs, a new program to increase the number of community health workers (CHW) in Kentucky by providing training for new community health workers and offering upskill training for existing ones.

Thad Salmon
March 27, 2023

Thaddeus Salmon, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, recognized addiction as a major health challenge for patients in Kentucky. He felt that as a physician, it was “a moral conviction” to continue learning how he could best serve his patients and integrate addiction medicine into his practice.

Holly Danneman
March 27, 2023

For Holly Danneman, MD, “Northern Kentucky is home.” Born and raised in the region, she is a St. Elizabeth Healthcare physician who has spent 20 years and counting practicing medicine in the Northern Kentucky community. 

Behind the Blue logo, University of Kentucky
March 27, 2023

As a young child, Emily Marcinkowski, MD, spent a lot of time in the hospital, but not as a patient. Her mother, a single parent, worked as an operating room scrub nurse, which led to Marcinkowski spending a fair amount of time in the OR and offices during her mother’s shifts.

Paul Hennig, MD
March 23, 2023

About 2,200 miles away from his hometown and alma mater in Lexington, Ky., Paul Hennig, MD, is using his UK College of Medicine education to promote patient-centered health care for underserved communities.

University of Kentucky hospital bridge
March 21, 2023

Well-being matters.

And at the University of Kentucky, we understand that ensuring the success of our community members means supporting the whole person.

It is important to provide an outstanding academic experience and opportunities for professional development, as well as address mental health and overall well-being.

Northern Kentucky Match Day
March 20, 2023
The UK College of Medicine celebrated its largest group of matching students and its highest percentage of students matching into Kentucky residency programs.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is proud to recognize its fourth-year students who learned their pivotal next step in training – residency – during

Lab tech measuring out a small amount of cannabis.
March 16, 2023

The University of Kentucky is hosting its fifth annual Substance Use Research Event (SURE) April 24 in the UK Gatton Student Center. This free event showcases translational research conducted at UK focusing on substance use and substance use disorder.

Thomas Tucker sitting in his office
March 16, 2023

Twenty years ago, Kentucky had the highest colorectal cancer incidence and mortality rates in the U.S., as well as the second-lowest colorectal cancer screening rate.

Match Day celebration at Lexington
March 13, 2023
Ahead of the big day, UK College of Medicine faculty, staff, trainees, and alumni share their experience with Match Day and offer advice for fourth-years going through it this year

Claire Collins, MD, knew the University of Kentucky Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program was a perfect fit after she c

Kendall Corbin, PhD and her undergraduate student at a poster presentation
March 9, 2023

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research is now accepting nominations for the 16th annual UK Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year awards.

Appalachian Research Day, Established 2015: Come sit on the porch.
March 8, 2023

Appalachian Research Day, known as "Come Sit on the Porch," is an annual conference hosted by the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH) to share results of health research conducted with communities in Appalachia.

Left to right: Paul Murphy, Melissa Nickell, Brett Spear.
March 7, 2023

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)awarded the University of Kentucky a prestigious center grant to share its expertise and lead national efforts to build diverse academic research environments.

Darwin Conwell, MD, in a white coat, and in front of the blue, UK College of Medicine wall.
March 6, 2023

In this “UK at the Half,” University of Kentucky HealthCare medical pancreatologist Darwin Conwell, MD, discusses the importance of research in a doctor’s training as well one of his major ongoing research projects.

Red-haired boy standing in front of the words, "SEE IT, STOP IT."
March 3, 2023

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky is studying strategies to prevent child sex trafficking (CST) across the Commonwealth. The first phase of the project involves raising awareness about the issue.

Keerthana Kumar
March 2, 2023

Keerthana Kumar, MD, MPH, is a third-year preventive medicine resident. Her program is housed within the UK College of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Alliance research initiative - researchers collaborating
March 2, 2023

Nearly three years ago, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine launched the Alliance Research Initiative to promote collaboration and mentorship through interdisciplinary research teams. With members spanning across UK departments and colleges, these teams were established to address Kentucky’s most urgent health needs.

op row left to right: Deirdre Dlugonski, Yasminka Jakubek, Anel Jaramillo. Bottom row: Jayani Jayawardhana, Courtney Perry, Rosana Zenil-Ferguson
March 1, 2023

The Research Scholars Program (RSP) has welcomed its third cohort of six faculty from five University of Kentucky colleges. The program is aimed at ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion in research by promoting faculty success.

ASN: American Society for Neurochemistry. Lexington, Kentucky. March 18 – 22, 2023.
March 1, 2023

The 2023 American Society for Neurochemistry (ASN) annual meeting is set to take place March 18 to March 22 in downtown Lexington. 

Alison Gibson speaking at a conference table.
March 1, 2023

Throughout March, the University of Kentucky is spotlighting Women Making History during Women’s History Month. These women are leading their fields of research and impacting the lives of Kentuckians.