(Left-right): Stephanie White, Rebecca Todd, Makayla Arnett, Leon Lamoreaux and Chipper Griffith.

In celebration of National Rural Health Day, yesterday the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky announced new scholarship opportunities for UK’s Rural Physi

Since 1990, the UK CERH, which serves as the federally designated Kentucky Office of Rural Health, has made strides in improving access to education by bringing degrees close to home and securing funding for health care worker loan relief programs.

The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH) and the Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH) are proud to join communities across Kentucky and the nation in celebration of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 16, 2023.

Caigang Zhu, PhD using a microscope.

One University of Kentucky researcher is working to develop new techniques for radiation treatment to improve survival rates of patients with a specific type of cancer.

Kenneth S. Campbell, PhD

One University of Kentucky researcher has helped solve a 60-year-old mystery about one of the body’s most vital organs: The heart.

Anna Maria South, MD

Anna Maria South, MD, is an addiction medicine physician who treats patients with substance use disorders. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine training the next generation of health care leaders to improve access and advance treatment. 

picture of michelle lineberry, woman with short blonde hair and fair skin

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Michelle Lineberry, EdD, will assume a new role as the associate dean for student development and progress on Nov. 15. 

UK GO resident helps a patient

When the University of Kentucky Global Ophthalmology (UK GO) program launched in 2017, its mission was to promote equitable and sustainable access to eye care through education, research, outreach, and partnerships. 

As part of this goal, the program runs outreach clinics in eastern Kentucky and Lexington, Ky., to bring important health care services to underserved populations.

STEM Educators and kids participating in the STEM Education Program

At the University of Kentucky, STEM Experiences Camps have become an enduring opportunity for university faculty to engage with school-age youth to increase their interest and knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Matthew Bush

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that Matthew Bush, MD, PhD, MBA, has been selected to serve as the new department chair of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. 

Todd Cheever

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has appointed a division chief of academic medical education – Todd R. Cheever, MD. 

Elizabeth Smith, Mary Kate Stafford, Amber Davis

Elizabeth Smith, PA-C, has been an advanced practice provider (APP) in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Urology for eight years.

Ben Mattingly on Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America, holding a blue sign that says "Wild Med Adventures"

Since graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2004, Ben Mattingly, MD, has climbed the highest peaks on each continent, known as the “Seven Summits.” He has gone scuba diving near the Galapagos Islands. He has ridden dirt bikes in Romania. He has fished in bodies of water across the U.S.

Woman hugging her stomach while curled up on a couch.

UK HealthCare is the first in the state to offer the innovative Sonata® Treatment for women suffering from debilitating symptoms caused by uterine fibroids, including heavy periods.

Package of extended-release buprenorphine

A study by a team of researchers across the country, including two from the University of Kentucky, is the first to demonstrate a connection between the characteristics of patients receiving buprenorphine for opioid use disorder and the use of urine drug testing.

Dr. Darwin Conwell and Dr. Tukea Talbert

Darwin Conwell, MD, MSc, Jack M. Gill Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine, recently accepted the Service Award for Colorectal Cancer Outreach, Prevention, and Year-Round Excellence (SCOPY).

Representatives from UK's four health colleges and CICHE were joined by state and local officials to celebrate the new Health Education Building in a ceremonial groundbreaking.

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Friday for the largest academic building in the history of the University of Kentucky.

Ka-wing Fong and Eric Rellinger

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers Ka-wing Fong, PhD, and Eric Rellinger, MD, were named V Scholars by the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Dr. Beck and Dr. Neltner

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that Sandra Beck, MD, and Janna Neltner, MD, will join the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) leadership team.

Dr. Beck will serve as assistant dean for program development. Dr. Neltner will serve as assistant dean for accreditation.

The top ten finalists of the Five-Minute Fast Track Research competition. Top Row: Artin Asadipooya, Brianna Bryant, Sydney Chapman, Jordan Colella, and Shria Holla. Bottom Row: Abigail Knoy, Ashbey Manning, Connor Stuart, Ellen Williams, and Caroline Youdes

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is proud to announce the fifth annual 5-Minute Fast Track student research competition finalists. These undergraduates competed in the competition’s preliminary round and were selected as Top 10 finalists to present their research during the final round from 5 to 8 p.m.

Man sitting at a computer, typing

Starting buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder through telehealth was associated with an increased likelihood of staying in treatment longer compared to starting treatment in a non-telehealth setting, according to a new University of Kentucky study analyzing Medicaid data from 2019-2020 in Kentucky and Ohio.