Nick Devanney

Before training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Nick Devanney, PhD, had little connection to The Bluegrass State. He is from New England, and his family currently lives there. 

UK students from the Rural Physician Leadership Program walking out on a road in the mountains.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received a four-year, nearly $16 million grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA).

GME winners

The following individuals were honored at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Awards Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Winners included those in Bowling Green, Lexington, Morehead, and Northern Kentucky.

Biomedical Education

Outstanding Graduate Student Award:
Jamila Tucker, MS

Philip Kern with Dean Charles Griffith

Philip Kern, MD, professor of medicine, has served nearly 50 years providing exceptional education and clinical care and conducting groundbreaking research, with 14 of those years dedicated to advancing the mission of the University of Kentucky.

HEED Award

For the third consecutive year, “INSIGHT into Diversity” magazine has recognized the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for its work toward inclusive excellence.

Emilia Galperin in the lab

Emilia Galperin, PhD, is a professor in the UK College of Medicine Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and currently vice chair for research and administration. She also serves on several College of Medicine committees, including the Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee.

Carolina Galeano-Naranjo

Carolina Galeano-Naranjo, MS, is a PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in the lab of Tianyan Gao, PhD, professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry.

From left to right: Dr. Rachel Wilson, Lisa Williams, Renee Gallagher, and LeAnn Barber

Burnout is a problem in any profession, but it is rampant in health care. This national problem has been evident recently as the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many learners, practitioners, faculty, and staff to the limit.

Chi Peng in football uniform

As the excitement of football season sparks across the country, graduate student Chi Peng fondly reminisces on her experience playing the sport professionally.

Group photo of Dr. McKinney, Dr. White, and Dr. Garvy

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

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

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.

Dr. Anika Hartz

Anika Hartz, PhD, was recently promoted to professor in the UK College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences. The secret to her success is rooted in her love for science and pursuing groundbreaking discoveries.

Dr. Hinds, Zachary Kipp, and Evelyn Bates studying data

Terry Hinds, PhD, joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty with an impressive record of groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art specialized technology. He is not only advancing scientific discoveries at UK but also helping more undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows gain early experience with high-impact work.

poster session

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

Harvey Sebastian

Attending medical school has been a long-term goal for Harvey Sebastian, a Hazard, Ky., native. He has remained committed to that goal, even through ups and downs.

Chi Peng

Chi Peng is a PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine – which she says also means collaborator, mentor, and believer in the UK College of Medicine’s mission for a healthier Kentucky through groundbreaking research. In the following Q&A, she shares more about how she plans to help the college achieve that mission, her career goals in translational sc

Abigail Latimer, Laurie McLouth, Elizabeth Rhodus, and Jim Ballard

Asked how she copes with the emotional side of her role in palliative care, Abigail Latimer, PhD, MSW, LCSW, puts it simply. “I want to be there for people on some of their hardest days.”

Pauss sisters

When pursuing a research career, earning a PhD is a traditional and exciting, yet challenging, part of the process. This fall, sisters Katie and Sally Pauss will lean on one another when they begin the journey together at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

“We both independently felt like that was the right thing for us,” Katie said.

research stock photo

The following clinicians and researchers working under the UK College of Medicine Alliance Research Initiative have been named recent awardees of pilot grants.

AI in Medicine (AIM)

 

Peter Hardy, PhD, College of Medicine