Dr. Kimberly Jones
August 5, 2022

The UK College of Medicine Office of Medical Education has selected Kimberly Jones, MD, associate professor of child neurology, as its new assistant dean for student affairs focusing on the advancement of learning communities.

Common Read Initiative
August 3, 2022

As a faculty preceptor for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course, Hilary Surratt, PhD, associate professor of behavioral science, has witnessed learners engage in thoughtful dialogue around biases. However, she said they sometimes struggle in understanding how bias impacts clinical care.

Flooding in Eastern Kentucky
August 1, 2022

On Thursday, July 28, historic flooding consumed a large portion of eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian region. Kentuckians in the affected areas will likely feel the catastrophic effects of this tragedy for weeks, months, and even years to come as officials assess the extent of the damage and continually report a rising death toll. 

Lisa Williams
July 25, 2022

To enable the University of Kentucky College of Medicine to succeed in its mission for a healthier Kentucky, leadership must prioritize the wellness and well-being of faculty, staff, and learners. We are excited to announce that Lisa Williams, MSSA, has been selected to serve in a new position to help us excel in this goal.

Alicia Fields
July 25, 2022

Alicia Fields, DNP, FNP-C, aspired to become a doctor ever since she was a child with her Fisher Price medical kit and toy stethoscope. But when it came time to review the pre-med curriculum and start training, she was intimidated.

Dr. Stephanie White
July 18, 2022
From the Desk of Acting Dean Charles H. Griffith, MD, MSPH

It is a great pleasure to announce that effective today, July 18, Stephanie L. White, MD, MS, associate professor of pediatrics, will lead the UK College of Medicine Office of Medical Education as the new senior associate dean for medical student education.

Alison Porter
July 15, 2022

When Alison Porter attended Morehead State University for her undergraduate degree, she “fell in love” with the eastern Kentucky community and the nearby Appalachian Mountains.

Photo of Mary Sheppard in Lab
July 13, 2022

For physician-scientist Mary Sheppard, M.D., her clinical practice and research are deeply personal.

She was diagnosed at age 5 with Marfan syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder that affects the heart, eyes, blood vessels and skeleton. Her family frequently had to drive eight hours from their home in Winchester, Kentucky, to Baltimore for her to see a specialist.

College of Medicine social media handle is @ukymedicine and you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
July 11, 2022

The UK College of Medicine has new social channels, including a new Facebook page. Follow us to stay connected! Click the links below to find us on social media platforms.

Ahmad Hakoum
July 11, 2022

Senior year of high school, Ahmad Hakoum decided to make a lifestyle change that would end up making a huge impact on his life. 

“I looked in the mirror one day and was like, ‘I’m super skinny. I need to do something about this,’” Hakoum said.

Jade Nicely
June 30, 2022

For years, Jade Nicely’s family told her that she shared mannerisms and an uncanny resemblance to her late aunt Chrissy. They also shared an interest in medicine.

Dr. Diana Heiman
June 30, 2022

The UK College of Medicine is excited to announce that Diana Heiman, MD, professor of family and community medicine, has been selected to serve as associate dean for faculty development and advancement.

Dr. Rachele Yadon
June 30, 2022

Rachèle Yadon, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Along with serving on the faculty, she is a diversity and inclusion ambassador. In this role, she is charged with developing more equitable practices and leading these efforts in her department.

In this picture, Vincent (second from right) stands alongside actors Peter Gallagher, E.R. Fightmaster, and James Pickens, Jr. on set.
June 23, 2022

Jon Vincent is not a doctor yet, but he has played one on TV.

Vincent, an MD/PhD student at the UK College of Medicine, had early experience wearing scrubs in a clinical setting when he served as an extra for a recent episode of the hit medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy.”

lgbtq+ advisory committee
June 8, 2022

The College of Medicine LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee was established to build a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and trainees. Under direction of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the committee hosts social events, creates mentorship and networking opportunities, and more.

Dr. Conwell with a physician in an exam room
May 23, 2022

Darwin Conwell, MD, MSc, FACG, (pictured left) recently joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine as a professor and the Jack M. Gill Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine.

Photo of Dr. Cecil
May 13, 2022

For more than two decades, Michael Cecil, MD ’00, R ’05, has served the Lexington, Ky., community as a physician committed to advancing the health and well-being of the Commonwealth.

Photo of Jonathan Davies
May 5, 2022

While completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky, Jonathan Davies, MS, found himself at a crossroads. He had stretched himself too thin with involvement in organizations and programs, and he started suffering burnout. He then missed the window to take his medical school entrance exam junior year.

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May 5, 2022

The UK College of Medicine is excited to announce that Sarah Hall, MD, PhD, and Eleftherios Xenos, MD, PhD, have been elected to represent the college on the University Senate.

The University Senate is the faculty voice in the governance of our college and the University and determines broad academic policies of the University. Dr. Hall and Dr. Xenos will serve as College of Medicine representatives for three-year terms beginning in August.

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May 2, 2022

In 2020, high-profile murders of Black civilians by police garnered national attention, shining a light on the growing need for social change. Learners at the UK College of Medicine collaborated to compose a letter to their leadership, advocating for solutions to combat systemic racism. The College of Medicine administration engaged with learners to implement strategies and initiatives that would address their concerns.