July 12, 2013
University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto will join Gov. Steve Beshear, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, UK Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Michael Karpf and UK Markey Cancer Center Director Dr. Mark Evers for an important announcement at 10 a.m. in the UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion A atrium. All faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend the announcement and may also watch the news conference via live stream at
July 11, 2013
Bradley Gelfand, assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been awarded a research grant from the American Heart Association to study atherosclerosis. The grant will be used to determine whether the same novel findings previously discovered in human age-related macular degeneration also apply to human atherosclerosis. In particular, which levels and activity of the enzyme Dicer are altered in the vessel wall during atherosclerotic lesion formation.
July 9, 2013

Through early support of promising investigators in fields ranging from lung cancer to Alzheimer's disease to pediatric heart disease, the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has seen great return on their investment in recent years in the area of biomedical imaging at UK. The growth through investment ratio in this area has been great, with the return in federally-funded grants greatly multiplying the initial investment by the CCTS in the investigators' work. 

July 8, 2013
Researchers at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, led by faculty member Donna Wilcock, have recently published a new paper in the Journal of Neuroscience detailing an advance in treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Gammagard™ IVIg is a therapy that has been investigated for treatment of Alzheimer's.
June 10, 2013
UK HealthCare has announced plans to open 64 more beds in Pavilion A of the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The eighth floor of the 12-story pavilion is targeted for completion in the Fall of 2014, said Dr. Michael Karpf, UK executive vice president for health affairs. "We are in critical need of more beds for our growing cardiovascular program," Karpf said.
June 7, 2013
He's only 27, but Johnny Cebak is a veteran of combat in Iraq, a University of Kentucky doctoral candidate studying neurotrauma, a survivor of brain trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder himself, and a National Guard officer. He has even been on the cover of the New York Times.
June 5, 2013

Whether he's teaching medical students in the classroom or developing innovative ways for other instructors to teach anatomy, University of Kentucky College of Medicine Assistant Professor Samuel Franklin strives for excellence.

Watch the video below to discover what motivates Franklin and why he loves watching his students succeed. 

May 22, 2013

Four students from the University of Kentucky have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-2014 academic year through the prestigious program. In addition, one of UK's four winners, medical student Juliana Odetunde, received one of only five prestigious Fulbright-Fogarty awards, which promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings.

May 3, 2013

Your medical education begins at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. We believe one of our unique advantages is how our faculty and staff care for each one of our students. Listen to student and faculty perspectives on the learning environment, curriculum, research opportunities, and sense of community at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.



April 26, 2013
The Center on Trauma and Children (CTAC) has moved to the College of Medicine to facilitate and enhance the translational research activities of the center. CTAC is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and well-being of children and their families through research, service and dissemination of information about child abuse and trauma. "We are excited about the opportunities at the College of Medicine to work in an interdisciplinary setting and pursue our goal of improving the lives of children and families affected by trauma," said Ginny Sprang, executive director
April 25, 2013
Alzheimer's disease is on the rise, but the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging is a major player in the fight against this debilitating condition. Since the founding of the SBCoA in 1979, and the federal funding of the SBCoA Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) in 1985, the center has made many contributions to the body of knowledge about Alzheimer's and related brain aging conditions. The facts about Alzheimer's disease are staggering. An estimated 5.2 million Americans and approximately 34 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
April 2, 2013
UK is one of a few universities to have all six health science colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Sciences) all on the same university campus making it well-positioned for interprofessional health care education and collaborative research.
February 22, 2013

The undergraduate curriculum for the College of Medicine promotes excellence in the foundational scientific and clinical principles supporting the delivery of compassionate, cutting-edge, preventive and therapeutic clinical care. The College prides itself on continually reviewing its curriculum with revisions and additions that represent best practices in modern medicine, correlated with principles of professionalism and cultural competence. The curriculum provides the nowledge base, attitudes and skills necessary for students to become outstanding physicians in the 21st century.

February 11, 2013
In 2013, UK medical students matched into 22 different specialties for residency. Twenty-two percent elected to stay within the UK HealthCare system, and an additional nine percent elected to stay in Kentucky for residency.
January 22, 2013
High school seniors and college students interested in pursuing careers as physicians or dentists are eligible to participate in summer programs at the University of Kentucky offered through its Professional Education Preparation Program. The UK PEPP Scholars Summer Program, designed for students from medically underserved areas, is open to high school seniors.
November 29, 2012
UK HealthCare has had 115 physicians included on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2013. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. Best Doctors is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession. Best Doctors works with expert physicians from its Best Doctors in America® List to help its 30 million members worldwide get the right diagnosis and right treatment. The list results from polling of more than 47,000 physicians in the United States.
October 31, 2012
George Goshua, a second-year medical student was recently awarded first place at Cureus Fall 2012 International Poster Competition. His poster titled, “Review of Assessment Tools Utilized Worldwide in the Evaluation of Surgical Trainees: A Focus on Non-Technical Skills,” was awarded in the category of Quality Improvement. Cureus is a new medical research journal based in Palo Alto, California founded by Dr.
October 26, 2012
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October 26, 2012
The Center for Structural Biology makes available to the research community at the University of Kentucky services and equipment for protein production and characterization. Protein production equipment includes equipment for bacterial, yeast, insect and mammalian cell culture, devices for cell-cracking and automated chromatography systems for protein and peptide purification.
October 16, 2012
The University of Kentucky Medical Alumni Association honored five physicians during its recent Annual Alumni Reunion and Family Weekend held Oct. 5-6. The 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Awards were presented to Dr. Jeffrey Cutler of Bethesda, Md., and Dr. William N. Offutt IV of Georgetown, Ky., both from the class of 1968.