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.

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. 

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.
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.
Professional athletes often spend hours in a gym working to build strong healthy muscles needed to keep them at the top of their game. But strong muscles help all humans maintain peak physical performance – the non-athlete, the young and the old – and can prevent frailty later in life, a condition that can exacerbate an illness and even shorten one's life.
University of Kentucky graduate Mosoka Fallah is among the Ebola fighters in West Africa that has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year. A native of Liberia, Fallah received his bachelor's degree in his home country and a master's degree from Kent State University in the United States. He studied at the University of Kentucky from 2005 to 2011, obtaining his doctorate in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics in 2011.
When presented with a national award for his contributions to music therapy, Dr. Jay Zwischenberger showed his appreciation with a felicitous expression of music.
Four students seeking their master's degrees and five students doctoral programs competed last week in an event designed to prepare them for presenting research. The "Three Minute Thesis" event, hosted by the UK Graduate School and the Graduate Student Congress, is a research communication initiative requiring graduate students to speak succinctly and engagingly about their current research to a nonspecialist audience. It provides students with the opportunity to practice presenting their work, and to receive feedback from a panel of judges.

Charles Griffith, III, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, was recently named Councilor Director of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society.  Dr. Griffith will serve on the AOA Board of Directors for the 2014-15 year.

Charles Griffith, III, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, was recently named Councilor Director of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society.  Dr. Griffith will serve on the AOA Board of Directors for the 2014-15 year.

Dr. H. David Wilson receives the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges from Dr. Darrell Kirch,, President & CEO of the AAMC, at its Annual Meeting in Chicago, November, 2014. A pediatrician with fellowship training in infectious diseases, Dr. H.David Wilson was previously Dean and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences as well as Vice President for Health Affairs.
Before graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, fourth year medical students participate in a simulated-based internship "prep week" that includes training on adult and pediatric patient scenarios with high tech patient simulators. This experience incorporating clinical simulation is just one example of the vital and growing use of simulators in providing individual as well as team training in a safe clinical environment without compromising patient safety, said Dr.
Mary Vore was recently awarded the 2014 William R. Willard Award. This award is the College’s highest honor given to individuals who have made singular contributions to the College’s missions in research, teaching and service. Educated at Asbury College, Mary obtained her Ph.D. in pharmacology at Vanderbilt University. She returned to Kentucky as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and rose through the ranks to Professor in 1986.
In 2014, UK medical students matched into 22 different specialties for residency. Twenty-one percent elected to stay within the UK HealthCare system, and an additional nine percent elected to stay in Kentucky for residency.
On Oct. 17, the Lexington Convention Center teemed with more than 200 students and scientists sharing their latest research on cardiovascular health for the 17th annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day. Nigel Mackman, Ph.D., director of the McAllister Heart Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presented "Hematosis, Thrombosis and Immunity," demonstrating the diverse roles of hemostasis and thrombosis in cardiovascular diseases, cancers and infections. Kathryn J.
A group of University of Kentucky medical students who call themselves the "Sonokittens" have distinguished themselves as the world's savviest student sonographers with a win at the first-ever World Cup of Ultrasound Competition. The UK College of Medicine students who share a special interest in bedside ultrasound competed in the ultimate skills test at the World Congress of Ultrasound in Medical Education, Oct. 10-12 in Portland, Oregon.

After obtaining an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, landing a graduate research position at Georgia Tech, and designing jet engine acoustics as a consultant for the Federal Aviation Administration and NASA, Ben Havrilesko decided to plot a new career course.

Wearing light blue scrubs and toting medical science texts across campus, the first-year medical student is today immersed in the mechanics of the human body. When asked about life before medical school, Havrilesko clarifies some misconceptions about his former role as an aeronautical engineer 

Academic Convocation and Awards Day was held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, in the UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion H Auditorium. Academic Convocation is an annual presentation of awards to students and faculty for outstanding achievement in academics, service, research and teaching during the previous year. The Edwin Munich Memorial Lecture presented by Dr. David J. Moliterno, Jack M. Gill Professor and Chairman of Internal Medicine and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, was titled “The Crucial Role of Medical Education in the Evolution of Contemporary Healthcare.”

Recently, the University of Kentucky family lost an exceptional physician, pioneer and transformational leader for our institution and medical enterprise. Peter Bosomworth, M.D., was 84 when he died Saturday morning, leaving an indelible mark on the University and our mission of quality education, research, health care and service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Dr. Bosomworth was part of the tradition of leadership and quality care that has defined the UK medical center for more than 40 years.