May 28, 2015
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Class of 2015 assumed the title of “doctor” during the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16. The graduating class consisted of 113 students who will pursue 22 different specialties in Kentucky and throughout the United States. Prior to the commencement ceremony, students and faculty received awards at the College of Medicine Senior Awards Lunch. View the complete list of awards presented at the Awards Lunch and Graduation here or view photos from the events here.
May 28, 2015
Chance Ridgeway hasn’t stopped moving for 45 straight minutes. Sweat beads form on the brow of the 11-year-old as he vigorously touches his left elbow to his right knee, then meets his right elbow to his left knee. This jerky dance move is repeated again and again. To his right, exercise partner Chris Brown challenges Chance to pump his knees up a little bit higher. When the hip-hop song blaring from a nearby lap top computer stops, Chance collapses to the bed of grass beneath his feet.
May 26, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2015) — The University of Kentucky is currently celebrating 150 years as the state's flagship, land-grant institution of higher education.  From the early days as a school of agriculture to the vast campus that comprises UK today, the university has evolved into a nationally recognized leader in academics as well as a leader in patient care, medical education and research.

May 20, 2015

Third-year medical students Joyce Achenjang, Nana Sarpong, and Samuel Crocker recently received the Spirit of Advocacy Award at the UK Health Colleges Student Diversity Office’s Inaugural Celebration of Excellence in Diversity Awards Reception. The Spirit of Advocacy Award is presented annually to a university group that has shown great leadership in the advancement of diversity and inclusion efforts. The student leaders accepted the award in recognition if their work with the UKMED Program.

May 15, 2015
Not even sopping wet hiking gear could blemish Jennifer Cotton's memory of a pink- and orange-hued morning sun surfacing over the Himalayan mountain line. In between medical training sessions at Tribhuvan University in Nepal, the fourth-year University of Kentucky medical student trekked across the Kathmandu Valley, stopping at small villages along the way, with a group of colleagues from around the world. On the first day of their adventure, a constant pouring of rain drenched their clothes, which they dried over a campfire that night.
May 7, 2015
Two seems to be a lucky number for graduating senior Sibi Rajendran, of Frankfort, Kentucky. Two years ago, Rajendran, the son of Narayanan and Preetha Rajendran, graduated from two high schools simultaneously in two different Kentucky communities.
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May 4, 2015

Join the UK COM students for the 2nd Annual Charity Toast and Casino Night on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 7-11:30 p.m. at the Barrel House Events Center. Socialize and play casino games as students honor Dr. Brian Adkins.

Click here to view the flyer for this event. 

Proceeds will benefit the UK Salvation Army Clinic.
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May 1, 2015
Put on your walking shoes and join the Gill Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Alison Bailey for the 2015 Walk with a Doc season. From April through August, the program will meet twice a month on Thursdays for a 30 minute walk at the UK Arboretum.
April 7, 2015

Congratulations to University of Kentucky students who placed 2nd in the Emory Global Health Institute's 4th Annual International Global Health Case Competition. UK students competed among an elite group of 24 teams in the competition held in Atlanta, GA in March. Teams were given one week to develop strategies for reducing gun violence in Honduras and presented their proposals to a panel judges at the Rollins School of Public Health.

March 24, 2015
Before fourth-year University of Kentucky medical students Kenisha Webb and Tom Muse opened acceptance letters to their medical residency programs, they calculated their odds of landing at the same location.
March 10, 2015

Six University of Kentucky educators were recently named recipients of the UK Alumni Association 2015 Great Teacher Award.  

March 9, 2015

Join us on this memorable day and share in the excitement for our graduates. The Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Singletary Center for the Arts located at 405 Rose Street. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception following the ceremony. 

March 4, 2015
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto believes it is time "to make death a beggar in Kentucky.” It’s the idea that through world-class research across an array of disciplines, and a commitment to working as partners with communities across the state, some of the most stubborn health challenges and statistics that plague Kentucky can be successfully attacked. On Tuesday, the state General Assembly and Gov.
February 26, 2015

The UK American Medical Association (AMA) Chapter was recently named the winner of the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Community Service Competition hosted by Region 5 of the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS). Healthy Body, Healthy Mind was a region-wide community service campaign that targeted elementary school children living in urban and rural areas at highest risk of developing obesity and dropping out of school.

February 23, 2015
On Saturday, the University of Kentucky Alumni Association presented its 2015 Great Teacher Awards to six recipients at a recognition dinner. The award-winners were then recognized on the court of Rupp Arena during the Kentucky vs. Auburn men’s basketball game. The recipients are: Sameer Desai, College of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Pearl James, College of Arts and Sciences, English W. Brent Seales, College of Engineering, Computer Science Timothy R.B. Taylor, College of Engineering, Civil Engineering Tim L.
February 16, 2015
The University of Kentucky is pleased to announce that registrations for the 8th Annual Multicultural Health Careers Open House is now open. This year’s Open House is on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any high school, undergraduate, or graduate student is encouraged to attend if they are interested in pursuing a health-related program at UK.
February 12, 2015

The Sue Fosson Spring Humanities Festival will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 in the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall. This event will include an evening of musical entertainment by students, faculty, residents and staff of the UK Chandler Medical Center. There will be music, dancing, poetry reading, and much more. Save the date and mark your calendar.

To view photos from the 2014 Humanities Festival, click here. 

February 11, 2015
The House Appropriations and Revenue Committee Tuesday strongly endorsed legislation that would provide funding for a multi-disciplinary research building on the University of Kentucky campus targeted at the Commonwealth’s most pressing challenges. “Our goal is to make death a beggar in Kentucky,” said UK President Eli Capilouto, who testified before the committee Tuesday morning. The legislation now goes to the full House for consideration. Specifically, the state would fund $132.5 million of the projected $265 million research building. UK would fund the other half.
January 21, 2015
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center will host a special gala on Saturday, Feb. 7, to support its second annual Expressions of Courage exhibit this summer. Markey's Expressions of Courage exhibit is a yearly art showcase featuring original, artistic expressions connected in some way to an experience with a cancer diagnosis, or crafted by or in memory of a Markey patient whose battle has ended.