March 25, 2016

For medical students, there is one day a year that means as much, and might be as stressful, as all the exams and studying. After four years of medical school, and numerous interviews, medical students find out where they will spend the next years of their lives in residency programs. Match Day is a culmination of the hard work and dreams of students on the path to becoming doctors.

March 21, 2016
Students, staff, faculty and friends are invited to attend the Sue Fosson Spring Humanities Festival: A Celebration of the Arts. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 23 in the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts. Faculty and staff from across the UK HealthCare clinical enterprise and the health professions colleges, including students from the College of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy, will be performing. There will be music, dancing, poetry reading, and even magic. It will be an evening full of wonderful entertainment.
March 1, 2016

The College of Medicine will host the Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Singletary Center for the Arts located at 405 Rose Street. Join us on this memorable day and share in the excitement for our graduates. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception following the ceremony.  

Click here for the graduation annoumcement flyer. 

February 10, 2016

Multiple UK College of Medicine students received awards at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Kentucky Chapter’s Annual Scientific Meeting. Students were awarded during the research poster competition in the following categories.

 Medical Student Clinical Vignette

February 10, 2016

For many in Lexington, the UK Salvation Army Clinic is their only access to healthcare, but for UK students, UKSAC offers an opportunity to learn about the medical field in a hands-on environment. 

According to UKSAC’s website, the clinic is “a free clinic run by medical students from the University of Kentucky.”

January 17, 2016
Reducing excessive medical costs associated with high hospital readmission rates is a pillar of health care reform. From 2007 to 2011, as many as 19 percent of patients in the United States returned to hospitals less than a month after discharge, accounting for an estimated $15 million in preventable hospitalization costs. In an effort to prevent adverse outcomes for chronically ill and aging patients and reduce the burden of cost on the government, Medicare providers have implemented transitional care management programs (TCMs) as a bundled component of Medicare payment plans.
January 4, 2016
UK is one of a few universities to have all six health science colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Sciences) all on the same university campus making it well-positioned for interprofessional health care education and collaborative research.
January 4, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2016) — University of Kentucky Provost Tim Tracy and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Michael Karpf announced Monday that Dr. Robert DiPaola, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, has been named dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

November 7, 2015
Many physicians enjoy a round of golf as a relaxing retreat from the vigor's of a busy medical practice, but Dr. Anthony Weaver instead heads to the broadcast station of WMKY radio in Morehead where he and co-host Rick Phillips, manager of communications infrastructure at UK, co-host Health Matters, a medical news show that recently aired the 600th show since it first debuted in 2003. "It's my golf," said Weaver, a general internist and associate dean of the Rural Physician Leadership Program at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine based at a satellite campus in Morehead.
October 22, 2015

 LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2015) —Further underscoring the commitment to create the best possible academic experience for students, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto Thursday announced the single largest gift in UK's history — $23 million to create one of the country's leading Honors programs.

October 16, 2015

A team from the University of Kentucky's Neurosurgery Residency Program was recently named the winner of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Academic Challenge Competition. Dr. Steve Grupke and Dr. Farhan Mirza were the two residents who competed in the game show style competition that took place at the 2015 CNS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La. They competed among teams from 105 Neurosurgery programs in North America and one from New Delhi, India.  

September 25, 2015
University of Kentucky medical student and doctoral candidate Scott Thalman, who is developing novel imaging techniques for identifying early risk factors for sudden cardiac death, received the Halcomb Fellowship for researchers in medicine and engineering. The fellowship supports a graduate student in the University of Kentucky Colleges of Engineering and Medicine who is involved in interdisciplinary research in the field of biomedical engineering. Now a biomedical engineering student, Thalman studied solid-state physics at Brigham Young University before entering the joint medical degree
September 10, 2015
The American Heart Association’s Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB) will award Nancy Webb, a professor of pharmacology and nutritional sciences at the University of Kentucky, with its 2015 AHA Special Recognition Award in Arteriosclerosis. The ATVB council supports basic, translational and clinical research concerned with diseases of the blood vessels. The council annually bestows the Special Recognition Award to a member who has contributed significantly to the scientific council over time and enhanced this field of the profession.
September 2, 2015
The University of Kentucky Saha Cardiovascular Research Center has selected four students committed to futures in cardiovascular health as the recipients of the 2015 Saha Awards for Cardiovascular Research and Education. Second-year University of Kentucky medical student Kristin Andres earned the 2015 recipient of the medical student honor.
August 13, 2015
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Kentucky researcher Fredrick Onono to study the potential link between obesity and breast cancer. Obese women are four times more likely to develop treatment-resistant breast cancer, but the exact mechanism for this observation is still largely a mystery.
July 2, 2015

The UK College of Medicine will hold the Class of 2019 White Coat Ceremony on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts located at 405 Rose Street.

The ceremony will include a formal presentation and donning of the incoming students first white coat by faculty and alumni, a universal symbol of compassion and humanism in medicine, in addition to a recitation of the Pledge of Professionalism. 

June 29, 2015

The Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society recently named Brad St. Martin, Class of 2017, as a 2015 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship Award recipient. AOA presents this research fellowship award annually to encourage and support student research.

June 22, 2015

Ese Ighodaro, a COM M.D./Ph.D. student, mentored by Pete T. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., recently published a research article titled “Hippocampal Sclerosis of Aging Can Be Segmental: Two Cases and Review of the Literature” in the July issue of the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology. In addition to having their work published in the journal, figures from their research will also be featured on the cover of the journal.  

June 17, 2015

The University of Kentucky’s fifth annual Barnstable Brown Obesity and Diabetes Research Day was held on May 20 at the Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A.

Since 2011, the event has focused on current findings in obesity and diabetes research and features presentations by nationally prominent physician-scientists as well as the work of regional researchers and UK students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty chosen from abstract submissions.

June 16, 2015

Retired University of Kentucky professor Dr. Ardis D. Hoven was elected the first female chair of the World Medical Association (WMA) at the organization’s 200th council meeting in Oslo, Norway.

Hoven has served as chair of the American Medical Association delegation to the WMA for the past few years and now will serve a two-year term as chair of the WMA. The WMA is the international organization representing physicians from 111 national medical associations.