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September 28, 2020

The UK College of Medicine’s Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) will host its sixth annual Visiting Professor Program, also known as “WIMS Day,” this fall as a virtual program. The event will serve as an opportunity for faculty, staff, and learners to network, develop their career skills, and learn about the strides women have made in medicine and science.

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September 21, 2020

Meredith Landorf, MD, recently began a leadership role as assistant dean for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Northern Kentucky Campus. Through this position she will oversee and build upon the third- and fourth-year clerkships while promoting the regional campus’s mission of educating physicians in Kentucky for Kentucky. Dr. Landorf is also a practicing physician in Edgewood, Ky.

September 14, 2020

The Dean's CORE Scholarship Fund helps ensure our medical students can follow their passion without the added burden of a higher debt load upon graduation. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine will dedicate One Day for UK, the University of Kentucky's annual 24-hour day of giving, to supporting these important scholarships on Sept. 16. To learn more about how you can help this year, click here.

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September 14, 2020

April Hatcher, PhD, is an associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Neuroscience and was recently named chair of Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS), an organization facilitating networking and mentorship opportunities to support career advancement for women.

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September 8, 2020

Rosalind Ritchie, MD, is a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and was recently named chair of the college’s Faculty of Color Network, an organization with a vision of being undeniable, uncompromising, and unstoppable in pursuing diversity and inclusion. She enrolled in the first class of UK’s Women’s Executive Leadership Development Program and is the medical director of UK Chandler Hospital’s Center for Advanced Surgery.

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August 31, 2020

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is excited to announce the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s selection as an inaugural member of the National Center for Pre-Faculty Development, providing a significant opportunity to enrich the education experience and ensure the promotion of career development for all individuals, including those underrepresented within academia.

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August 24, 2020

When flipping through almost any medical textbook or research publication, one will find that paragraphs of text are typically broken up with elaborate graphics illustrating the complex scientific processes and information.

These graphics are the work of medical illustrators, professional artists with advanced training in both science and visual communication. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has two, Thomas Dolan and Matthew Hazzard, who are instrumental in their ability to enhance medical instruction, patient education, and research within the college.

August 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an ever-changing environment requiring quick adjustment, especially in the field of research. In response to the pandemic, scientists at UK ceased non-essential research activity in the spring, and education was moved to online platforms. While these measures were necessary to ensure safety for faculty and learners, graduate students in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBS) PhD program saw their progress interrupted.
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July 28, 2020

It is with great sorrow that I share with you the passing of two vital members of the UK College of Medicine’s history, both of whom were former chairs.

Ward O. Griffen, MD, PhD, former chair of the department of surgery, passed away Tuesday, July 21, at the age of 92, and Jacqueline Noonan, MD, former chair of the department of pediatrics, died on July 23 at the age of 91. The College of Medicine community will miss both deeply.

Ward O. Griffen, MD, PhD

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July 14, 2020
Since being selected as the University of Kentucky’s first Bell Addiction Medicine Scholar, Sarah Tully Marks, MD, has been hard at work creating additional educational opportunities for residents in the department of family and community medicine. In early April, she piloted the first section of a new curriculum aimed at developing residents’ skills, knowledge, and understanding so they can more comprehensively treat future patients with substance use disorders.
June 15, 2020
The University of Kentucky’s six health colleges and UK HealthCare hosted a unified event on Friday afternoon to recognize racism as a public health crisis and show commitment to social justice. Faculty, staff, and learners met in the Jacobs Science Building courtyard to stand safely in solidarity as they listened, learned, and later knelt together for 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence to honor the memory of Black lives lost to racist violence. Stephanie White, MD, MS, associate dean for diversity and inclusion at the College of Medicine, emceed the event.
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June 5, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s faculty and staff to adjust, and a major component of the adjustment has been ensuring the college’s medical education remains effective and efficient. Much of the smooth transition can be credited to UK HealthCare Information Technology’s Academic and Research Technology (A&RT).
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June 1, 2020
Thanks to quick thinking and collaborative efforts by faculty and staff of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, a new course was developed to alleviate some of the disruption to the medical student curriculum for third-year students during the COVID-19 pandemic. A team of medical education faculty and staff – John Ragsdale, MD, assistant dean for clinical education; curriculum and assessment management director Helen Garces; clerkship development coordinator Amy Murphy; and Chris Feddock, MD, former senior associate dean for medical student education – coordinated the development o
May 28, 2020

When Blake Herald began his journey at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he sensed there was something missing, something that would ensure a more inclusive environment for him and his fellow medical students. A collaboration with his peers and University leadership led to a solution.

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May 19, 2020

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine would like to congratulate two standout graduating medical students for their exemplary work in pursuit of their education, leading them to receive the college’s most prestigious senior awards.

Sarah Boden, MD, received the D. Kay Clawson Award during Saturday’s Class of 2020 virtual commencement ceremony, while Megan Single, MD, was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Good Physician Award.

May 19, 2020
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has teamed up with other medical schools in the state for MedMadness – a month-long blood donation competition. Since it started on May 1, the UK College of Medicine, the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Pikeville have been competing to see which Kentucky medical school community will have the most donors on their team. The idea for the contest came from a few medical students at UK who were ready to do anything they could to help the cause. “MedMadness was inspire
May 18, 2020
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce its selection of a highly qualified alumna to serve as assistant dean of its Northern Kentucky Campus. Meredith Landorf, MD ’01, will officially assume this new role on June 1, 2020. As assistant dean, Dr. Landorf will primarily oversee third- and fourth-year clinical clerkships and rotations while helping build on the regional campus’s mission of educating medical students in Kentucky for Kentucky. “Dr.
May 14, 2020
When the clock struck noon on Match Day in March, medical students across the nation simultaneously learned where they would complete their residency. For Marc Kai and Taylor Kai, they were matched to the same residency location, and that was intentional. Marc and Taylor are married and enrolled in a couples match, which means they strived to match at the same health care system. Through this process two applicants individually rank their list of choices for residency, then link them, and an algorithm helps determine where both applicants matched.
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May 11, 2020

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May 4, 2020

Comparing pictures from her White Coat ceremony, and one of herself now, Sara Kesh sees a totally different person.

Since starting her medical school journey at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Sara has taken it upon herself to not only prioritize her studies, but also to prioritize her personal health, hoping to set an example for the patients she treats and for the future learners that follow in her footsteps.