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.
Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in research?
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.Anesthesiology
Sarah Jean Hall, MD, PhD
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for chair of its highly-regarded department of obstetrics and gynecology.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to select physician and dedicated Kentuckian Ginny Gottschalk, MD, as the new chair of family and community medicine.
Dr. Gottschalk has served as acting chair of the department for nearly a year. She is an associate professor in the clinical title series and has been part of the department faculty since 2014.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for chair of its highly-regarded department of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery.
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.
Lisa Williams, MSSA, associate dean for wellness and well-being, has been selected for a prestigious national executive program helping leaders cultivate expertise in well-being for physicians and health care employees.
Meera Gupta, MD, is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a transplant surgeon at UK HealthCare. In the following spotlight by Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS), she explains how she became involved in her field, why she loves what she does, and how she is helping address health inequities for patients.
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.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that it has named John Gensel, PhD, the director of the UK Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC).
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.
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.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce that after a successful year leading the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center as acting director, Simon Fisher, MD, PhD, will serve as the permanent center director.
Darwin Conwell, MD, MSc, the Jack M. Gill Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine, will serve on a panel at The B.I.G. Symposium 2023: Health Equity at the Forefront. This event is part of the inaugural Gut Health Summit presented by the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (ABGH) ahead of Digestive Disease Week.
Thaddeus Salmon, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, recognized addiction as a major health challenge for patients in Kentucky. He felt that as a physician, it was “a moral conviction” to continue learning how he could best serve his patients and integrate addiction medicine into his practice.
For Holly Danneman, MD, “Northern Kentucky is home.” Born and raised in the region, she is a St. Elizabeth Healthcare physician who has spent 20 years and counting practicing medicine in the Northern Kentucky community.
Nearly three years ago, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine launched the Alliance Research Initiative to promote collaboration and mentorship through interdisciplinary research teams. With members spanning across UK departments and colleges, these teams were established to address Kentucky’s most urgent health needs.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce the faculty, staff, and learners who were winners of the annual Mission, Vision, Pillar, and Enabler Awards.
For faculty at the UK College of Medicine, performance evaluations play a key role in promotions, tenure, and general professional development. They provide guidance for continuous advancement and ensure that each department’s job performance and productivity expectations are clear.