Ryan Yadav
April 26, 2023

A young Ryan Yadav assumed he would move far away from home when he set off for college. But after eight years of training at the University of Kentucky, he wants to remain a Kentuckian now more than ever.

Josh Musalia
April 26, 2023

Josh Musalia’s uncle, an orthopaedic surgeon in Kenya, served as his inspiration for going to medical school. Musalia was moved by what his being a doctor represented: people counted on him, he was a valuable member of the community, and he served as a go-to for medical expertise.

students from the bowling green campus
April 25, 2023

In 2013, the Commonwealth of Kentucky Health Care Workforce Capacity Report announced a grim statistic: by 2025, Kentucky would be facing an estimated shortage of 960 primary care physicians, the third-greatest shortfall in the U.S.

Analia Loria-Kinsey in lab
April 24, 2023

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are shedding light on an understudied aspect of today’s opioid crisis: What happens to the cardiovascular health of babies exposed to opioids in the womb?

Donald Frazier and students in the UK Science Outreach Center, holding a human brain, spinal cord, lungs and heart.
April 24, 2023

Don Frazier is so passionate about physiology that he has been spreading his love of science through education outreach for much of his life.

Katie Ward, Charles Price, and Kassidy Price
April 21, 2023

Close friends Charles Price, Kassidy Price, and Katie Ward have leaned on one another throughout their medical training. When they graduate this spring and embark on their next journey, residency, it will be the first time they live in different towns in more than eight years.

Photo of Jinghui Liu and Xiaoqi Liu
April 20, 2023

 University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers identified a protein that plays an important role in prostate cancer progression as well as resistance to enzalutamide, a common prostate cancer treatment.

Gabriella Smith
April 19, 2023

According to her family, Gabriella Smith was the second oldest of six and “the helper child” of the bunch. She lived up to this nickname at home in Alexandria, Ky., caring for her three youngest siblings who have special needs. She demonstrated it through church, traveling with teams across Central America to make health care more accessible.

April 18, 2023

Watch the video below to hear from faculty members about their experience in the UK College of Medicine community.

Close up of SBCoA materials: "Understanding Memory Loss" on a spotlight video by WKYT: "Lack of Diversity in Alzheimer's Research Trials at UK
April 18, 2023

Keisha Jones is the head of recruitment of clinical trials for Sanders-Brown, and she’s trying reach more people of color.

Claire and Dylan Sanford
April 14, 2023

Western Kentucky is special to Claire and Dylan Sanford. It’s where they met and started dating. It’s where Dylan proposed to Claire, on the same Owensboro High School court he played basketball and she cheered.

Sanders-Brown researchers
April 11, 2023

The first published work coming from a multi-million-dollar grant received last year by a team from the University of Kentucky recently made the cover of the Journal of Neuroscience.  

Behind the Blue logo
April 10, 2023

This past December, the Ashland-based King’s Daughters Health System officially became part of the University of Kentucky, a move that helps create greater access to high-quality care for more Kentuckians.

Erin Haynes, DrPH
April 10, 2023

University of Kentucky College of Public Health environmental scientist Erin Haynes, DrPH, is taking steps to learn more about the health symptoms and exposures faced by the residents of East Palestine, Ohio, by launching an online health tracking survey. On Feb.

Svetla Slavova and Jeff Talbert
April 10, 2023

University of Kentucky researchers are creating an innovative statewide surveillance system to inform prevention and response efforts aimed at reducing the burden of opioid use disorder in Kentucky.

Kayli Bolton
April 6, 2023

Two University of Kentucky seniors — Kayli Bolton and Kayla Horne — interviewed this year for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, and Bolton was awarded one of only 23 Gates Cambridge Scholarships presented nationally to students hoping to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.

Jennifer Murphy
April 4, 2023

A mentor might be defined simply as a senior professional willing and able to provide support and direction for younger colleagues or learners. But it’s also a challenge requiring particular skills and strengths. Just how are mentors made?

Markey STRONG scholars
April 3, 2023

In 2021, researchers and educators from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Markey Cancer Center developed an idea for a program to diversify the health care workforce, particularly in cancer research.

Columbia University's Rebecca A. Haeusler, PhD, (left) and Stanford University's Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD, (right)
April 3, 2023

The Gill Awards, given each year through the generous support of the Gill Foundation of Texas, honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine, both through research and clinical care.

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.