Elena Manauis
September 18, 2023

Elena Manauis is a second-year medical student at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For Women in Medicine Month, the college shines a spotlight on the leadership she has demonstrated during her medical education.

Group photo of Dr. McKinney, Dr. White, and Dr. Garvy
September 11, 2023

A key component of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s mission is providing exceptional education for medical students, residents and fellows, and biomedical trainees.

group photo of researchers
September 1, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Behavioral Science and Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) are excited to welcome four exemplary researchers to campus.

pieces of art on display
August 25, 2023

Learners from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine were presented an opportunity to express their creativity and convey their perspectives on important health care topics.

Darwin Conwell showing how to interpret the simulation
August 14, 2023

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
August 14, 2023

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

Stock photo of woman on computer
July 28, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that faculty, staff, learners, and trainees will have free access to a leading online resource for medical Spanish proficiency.

Headshot of Dr. Na'Tasha Evans
July 14, 2023

Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, is a researcher, published author, champion for female empowerment, and our new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Learn more about her goals, her past work, and more in the following Q&A.

July 10, 2023

A new program beginning this fall at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine will provide opportunities for recent college graduates interested in research, who may not have had the resources to pursue it.

Photo of Dr. Griffith
July 7, 2023

Charles “Chipper” Griffith III, MD, has been named dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. 

Pending approval from the Board of Trustees, Griffith will begin his appointment July 15, 2023. He has served as acting dean of the college since July 2021. 

Faculty at the promotion ceremony
June 30, 2023

Congratulations to the following basic science and clinical faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine! These individuals were honored with promotions and tenure in fiscal year 2023.

Names are organized alphabetically by department.

START program participants
June 30, 2023

The University of Kentucky STEM Through Authentic Research and Training (START) program recently closed out its summer session, with START Apprentices gaining tremendous insight into research careers and higher education.

Cristina Rivera-Ramirez, MD, shows UKMED participant how to make a splint.
June 16, 2023

Standing before a classroom of college juniors, orthopaedics resident Cristina Rivera-Ramirez, MD, skillfully interpreted an X-ray of a distal radius fracture in a patient’s arm. The next step was to reveal how to treat it. By the time she got out the supplies to demonstrate making a splint, students were at the edge of their seats, ready to volunteer.

Liz Arnold, PhD
June 16, 2023

Liz Arnold, PhD,  LCSW, is a new faculty member who brings years of experience as a behavioral intervention researcher. She recently joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty and is prepared to use her expertise to help bolster its clinical research enterprise.

Christine Kuhn
May 31, 2023

Christine Kuhn is a Lexington-based artist who created “Interconnectivity,” a mixed-media art piece that displays in the Medical Center Library. The artwork was created with support from the Herman Lee and Nell Stuart Donovan Memorial Trust.

Dr. Na'Tasha Evans
May 30, 2023

Following an extensive national search and interviews with highly qualified individuals, the College of Medicine is excited to welcome Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, as the new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and associate professor in the department of behavioral science.

Progress pride flag
May 30, 2023

At times, learners need specific mentoring to face particular challenges—maybe help with a dissertation, a research project, or studying for an exam. But a more general approach to mentoring, one that focuses on the whole person, can also make a crucial difference in student success.

Kwaku Obeng, MD, Department of Radiology
May 25, 2023

The College of Medicine’s clinical and basic science departments, centers, and educational offices are all working to develop more inclusive and equitable practices. Our Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors are charged with leading these efforts.

Dr. Lillian Sims presents for workshop series
May 18, 2023

In 2020, the University of Kentucky joined 22 other academic institutions and organizations as inaugural members of The National Center for Pre-Faculty Development, working together to focus on pre-faculty development as a means to diversifying academia.

Class of 2023 Match Day group picture
May 5, 2023

The Northern Kentucky Campus inaugural class gained an irreplaceable opportunity to pave the way for future generations and improve health care in Kentucky.