Anthem scholarship

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine congratulates two outstanding medical students for receiving the inaugural Anthem Rural Medicine Scholarships, funded by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky.

the dean interviewing a department chair in front of a camera

Over the next few months, the UK College of Medicine will be releasing an exciting mini-documentary series called “Because We Care.” Capturing interviews and conversations with people across our community, the four-part series explores who we are as a college and why our mission matters to all of us, whether we are learners, faculty, researchers, or staff.

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The UK College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Chris Lakes, EdD, has been named associate dean for student affairs, with his first day set for April 8, 2024. 

Dean Griffith talking to faculty

Charles “Chipper” Griffith’s workday uniform switched from scrubs to office wear when he graduated residency and joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty in 1994. Shortly after, he began making a statement with loud, colorful ties. 

voelker and dunbar

Andrew Dunbar, a fourth-year medical student at the UK College of Medicine-Lexington Campus, is looking forward to his future career in pediatrics. After Match Day this year, he is also looking forward to completing residency in the same city as his fiancé, Alex Voelker, a fourth-year student at the college’s Northern Kentucky Campus. 

Sam Potter

Samuel Potter, MD, considers himself a “lifelong Kentuckian.” He was born and raised in the Commonwealth and says he has no intentions of leaving anytime soon. The Pikeville, Ky., native grew up watching his father run a small medical practice, learning about health disparities affecting such rural areas from a young age.  

BG match

On Friday, March 15 at noon ET, aspiring physicians around the country learned where they would continue their medical training during annual Match Day celebrations. 

The UK College of Medicine celebrated Match Day across its four campuses—Bowling Green, Lexington, Northern Kentucky, and Morehead—with 192 students entering some type of match this year. 

Dillon Powell

Northern Kentucky has always been home for Dillon Powell, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Raised in Independence, Ky, he attended Simon Kenton High School and Thomas More University. When the College of Medicine opened its Northern Kentucky Campus in 2019, he knew that was where he wanted to go for medical school. 

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The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce that April Hatcher, PhD, has been named assistant dean for foundational sciences. Dr. Hatcher will assume this new role beginning April 1, 2024. 

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. 

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“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. 

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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.