Gurpreet Dhaliwal

The UK College of Medicine is excited to welcome Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, as the visiting professor delivering this year’s Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Humanities Lecture. 

The event will take place Noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Nursing 201. It will be open to everyone in the UK College of Medicine. Dr. Dhaliwal’s lecture will be titled “No One Cares How Much You Know.”

Rapid response grant awardees Patrick Hannon, Hollie Swanson, and Cetewayo Rashid

Have you ever wondered how a hot and humid day can affect the ability of our bodies to function? Three UK College of Medicine researchers are raising this important question in light of climate change and the prediction that more people will be exposed to these conditions over time. 

Dr. Eddy Yang

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that Eddy Shih-Hsin Yang, MD, PhD, will join the college as the new chair of the department of radiation medicine and the Markey Cancer Foundation Endowed Chair in Radiation Medicine.

Dr. Deanna Morris

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus has created an additional leadership position to focus on the holistic success of its medical students.

Marcia Fantoni, MD, PhD, MS

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce the creation of a new leadership position at its campus in Bowling Green, Ky., to ensure the seamless integration of the college’s curriculum at the regional site.

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The University of Kentucky’s ninth annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium will bring in nationally recognized experts to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease and educate attendees on prevention techniques.

Dr. Susan Smyth pictured in pedway leading to BBSRB

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine lost an icon in the field of cardiovascular medicine, translational research, and medical education. Susan Smyth, MD, PhD, died of cancer on Dec. 31, 2022, at the age of 57.

Dr. Craig Rush

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that Craig Rush, PhD, longtime professor of behavioral science, has taken the role of assistant dean for faculty affairs, a new position created to fulfill the expansion of duties within the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development (OFA).

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Salvation Army Clinic is a student-run, free clinic that serves as a learning environment for medical, pharmacy, and social work students while providing acute onsite health care for uninsured patients at the Salvation Army of Central Kentucky.

Analia Loria Kinsey

Analia Loria Kinsey, PhD, is an associate professor in the UK College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences. She studies cardiovascular disease and strives to raise awareness about preventative measures and treatments by helping organize the college’s annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium.

Donna Wilcock

Donna Wilcock, PhD, wears many hats at the University of Kentucky, all of which are roles that help advance education and research in the Commonwealth, particularly in the realm of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Wilcock is assistant dean for biomedicine at the UK College of Medicine, as well as associate director of Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. She is also the Robert P. and Mildred A.

Meghan Marsac

Trauma reactions (i.e., emotional trauma) can show up in many stages of a child’s experience at the doctor’s office or hospital. These reactions may present when the child is emotionally scarred by an invasive surgery or painful physical therapy. They may occur when a child struggles with port access or needle sticks and has to be held down to receive life-saving treatments.

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Michelle Lofwall

Michelle Lofwall, MD, MS, professor of psychiatry and behavioral science, received the prestigious 2022 Dole/Nyswander (Marie) Award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence. Dr. Lofwall was one of nine expert physicians and scientists across the country recognized at the organization’s conference on Nov. 2.

Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Month

During Indigenous Peoples’ Month, the UK College of Medicine is highlighting historical figures who paved the way for an equitable future in medicine.

Steven Haist

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that alumnus Steven Haist, MD, MS, has been selected as its new associate dean for curriculum and assessment.

Blackburn lab

Jessica Blackburn, PhD, associate professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry, wanted to make her undergraduate students feel welcome at the start of the fall semester. As the daughter of a teacher, her instinct was to gift each undergraduate student a binder with supplies.

Acting Dean Griffith presenting award to Dr. Zwischenberger

The UK College of Medicine is excited to announce that Joseph (Jay) B. Zwischenberger, MD ‘77, professor of surgery, pediatrics, interventional radiology, and bioengineering, has been named recipient of the prestigious William R. Willard Dean’s Recognition Award. He was honored at the 2022 College of Medicine Awards Convocation.

Lisa Williams, new wellness dean

To enable the University of Kentucky College of Medicine to succeed in its mission for a healthier Kentucky, leadership must prioritize the wellness and well-being of faculty, staff, and learners. Lisa Williams, MSSA, is serving in the college’s new leadership position, associate dean for wellness and well-being, to help us excel in this goal.

Hunter Moseley
This year, Hunter N.B. Moseley, PhD, was promoted to professor with tenure in the UK College of Medicine Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. He shares the pivotal moments of mentorship that have helped him move forward in his career, as well as advice he has for early-career faculty and trainees in research.