Accompanied by her sister Barbara Edelman (left), Tricia Barnstable-Brown speaks with reporters at the 2008 dedication of the UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center.

In the hours before his chestnut colt, Aristides, galloped to victory at the inaugural Kentucky Derby, thoroughbred owner and notorious gambler Henry Price McGrath was already celebrating.

Dr. Hinds, Zachary Kipp, and Evelyn Bates studying data

Terry Hinds, PhD, joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty with an impressive record of groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art specialized technology. He is not only advancing scientific discoveries at UK but also helping more undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows gain early experience with high-impact work.

Angela Dearinger

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine continues to position itself as a leader in advancing health care for Kentuckians and beyond. Success is made possible through its many robust partnerships with health care institutions across the Commonwealth.

Dr. Dwan Perry with award

Dwan Perry, DO, was recently promoted to associate professor in the UK College of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He shares more about his journey to academic medicine and offers advice for faculty interested in pursuing a promotion.

Hubie Ballard and student.

Hubert Ballard’s Kentucky-grown positivity is infectious. Affectionately known as “Hubie,” the University of Kentucky College of Medicine associate professor lights up the room with an unforgettable smile and has a fervor for helping others that has touched countless lives across the Commonwealth.

The 2023 cohort of transitional year program

After medical school, some new doctors may start a preliminary year in medicine or surgery. Others choose a transitional year, combining medicine, surgery, and other rotations in medical training.

student affairs team member bodie stevens stands and talks to two medical students

Kent Lewis, MDiv, arrived to this year’s Bowling Green Campus Match Day event with a megaphone. He learned his lesson during the campus’ inaugural celebration – with all of the excitement, the event can get loud. He nearly lost his voice last year presenting the countdown to open envelopes.

Darwin Conwell showing how to interpret the simulation

According to a study by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Black men represent less than 3 percent of physicians in the United States, fewer than in the 1970s.

poster session

This summer, undergraduate students from across Kentucky and beyond participated in a 10-week UK program preparing them for research careers.

Harvey Sebastian

Attending medical school has been a long-term goal for Harvey Sebastian, a Hazard, Ky., native. He has remained committed to that goal, even through ups and downs.

Scottie B. Day, MD standing in an arch of the children's hospital.

A recent report by 2023 Kids Count Data Book studied how economic well-being, education, health and family support impacts a child’s overall well-being, and how those impacts vary from state to state. So how does Kentucky rank?

LaTrice Montgomery, PhD and Cannabis Center logo

The University of Kentucky Cannabis Center is sponsoring a series of seminars featuring national and international experts on cannabis science.

Jessica Blackburn (right) in her lab with staff scientist Yelena Chernyavskaya. (left)

Using antibodies derived from alpacas, a University of Kentucky research team has developed a tool that could lead to new therapies to stop the growth of several types of cancer.

Chi Peng

Chi Peng is a PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine – which she says also means collaborator, mentor, and believer in the UK College of Medicine’s mission for a healthier Kentucky through groundbreaking research. In the following Q&A, she shares more about how she plans to help the college achieve that mission, her career goals in translational sc

Dr. Kaitlyn Samuels

Kaitlyn Samuels, MD, is a recent graduate and now a first-year plastic surgery resident at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She also earned her Bachelor of Science at UK. In the following Q&A, she shares how her mom is her inspiration, not only in her career but also in her interest outside of work – which, in “traditional Kentucky fashion,” is riding horses.

Abigail Latimer, Laurie McLouth, Elizabeth Rhodus, and Jim Ballard

Asked how she copes with the emotional side of her role in palliative care, Abigail Latimer, PhD, MSW, LCSW, puts it simply. “I want to be there for people on some of their hardest days.”

Pauss sisters

When pursuing a research career, earning a PhD is a traditional and exciting, yet challenging, part of the process. This fall, sisters Katie and Sally Pauss will lean on one another when they begin the journey together at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

“We both independently felt like that was the right thing for us,” Katie said.

Ren Xu in the laboratory with his computer.

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researcher Ren Xu, PhD, was recently awarded a major National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant to support his research on the interplay between cancer cells and platelets. A total of $2 million will support Xu’s research over the next five years.

Exterior of Albert B. Chandler hospital

For the eighth year in a row, the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital at UK HealthCare earned the ranking of the No.

Sonia Bhati hugging her friend

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