DanceBlue team at Cyclebar fundraiser

DanceBlue is the University of Kentucky’s student-run organization that raises funds for the DanceBlue Kentucky Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. The yearlong fundraising culminates in a 24-hour dance marathon. This year’s event will be April 6-7, 2024. 

obert ballet photo

First-year medical student Chloe Obert is disciplined. She enjoys structure and does not shy away from a challenge. It is why becoming a doctor was a natural career path. But Obert’s road to medicine was nontraditional. When searching for the right undergraduate degree, she felt called to another passion – ballet.

BG Internal Med residents

Mallory Vaughn, MD, has wanted to be a doctor most of her life. When she was just 8 years old, her grandmother experienced a cardiac event and needed treatment. 

whitney headshot

“English or Español?” Second-year medical student Whitney Weinschenk said asking that simple question elicited sighs of relief from some attendees during a recent community baby shower in Florence, Ky. 

sarah inman headshot

Since earning the 2023 MVPE Award for Research, Sarah Inman, MAE, has continued to cultivate robust research experiences for faculty, staff, residents, and learners at the College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus. 

McNulty and Henderson

First-year resident Olivia Henderson, MD, credits advanced development director (ADD) Beth McNulty, MD, with playing a key role in her medical career journey. 

SNMA participants

From Dec. 8-10, 2023, the UK College of Medicine had the honor of hosting the SNMA Region X Medical Education Conference. 

Mindy Baker

The UK College of Medicine Department of Behavioral Science launched its White Coats for Black Lives Fellowship in 2021 to enhance medical students’ understanding of health disparities, political and social inequalities, and health care inequities experienced by Black Americans. 

Dr. Schaeffner headshot

The UK College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Meagan Schaeffner, MD, assumed the role of director of service learning on Oct. 1. 

Michael Rankin, M.D.

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has approved the naming of the new Health Education Building as the “Michael D. Rankin M.D. Health Education Building.”

bharadwaj in white coat

For as long as she can remember, Rashmi Bharadwaj, a third-year medical student, has been interested in medical advocacy work. To illustrate this, the Louisville, Ky., native shared an anecdote about an essay she wrote in the fifth grade arguing for increased health care access during the Haitian earthquake crisis. She said that was just the beginning of her journey to medicine. 

students pose after volunteering at GoPantry warehouse in Florence Kentucky

Sydney Shepherd and Maya Radic are second-year medical students at the UK College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus and serve as house presidents of the Appaloosa and Rhinelander Houses, respectively. In conjunction with house officers and faculty, they launched the “November House of Giving” initiative this year. 

SPOTS medical students

This year, medical student ambassadors from the UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus are visiting local elementary schools to participate in Sun Protection Outreach Training by Students (SPOTS). 

Julie Youssefi

Julie Youssefi, MD, discusses being the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s epilepsy fellow in 2020-2021 – and how being the fellow gave her the tailored experience she needed. 

Julie Youssefi, MD, became interested in epilepsy care during medical school and neurology residency training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

(Left-right): Stephanie White, Rebecca Todd, Makayla Arnett, Leon Lamoreaux and Chipper Griffith.

In celebration of National Rural Health Day, yesterday the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky announced new scholarship opportunities for UK’s Rural Physi

Anna Maria South, MD

Anna Maria South, MD, is an addiction medicine physician who treats patients with substance use disorders. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine training the next generation of health care leaders to improve access and advance treatment. 

picture of michelle lineberry, woman with short blonde hair and fair skin

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Michelle Lineberry, EdD, will assume a new role as the associate dean for student development and progress on Nov. 15. 

Todd Cheever

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has appointed a division chief of academic medical education – Todd R. Cheever, MD. 

Representatives from UK's four health colleges and CICHE were joined by state and local officials to celebrate the new Health Education Building in a ceremonial groundbreaking.

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Friday for the largest academic building in the history of the University of Kentucky.

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