zena chahine

Zena Chahine, MD, is a hematology and medical oncology fellow at the UK College of Medicine. In the following “Why UK?” Q&A series, she explains what she loves about pursuing graduate medical education at the University of Kentucky.

Q: Why did you pursue a residency/fellowship at UK?

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Salvation Army Clinic is a student-run, free clinic that serves as a learning environment for medical, pharmacy, and social work students while providing acute onsite health care for uninsured patients at the Salvation Army of Central Kentucky.

Analia Loria Kinsey

Analia Loria Kinsey, PhD, is an associate professor in the UK College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences. She studies cardiovascular disease and strives to raise awareness about preventative measures and treatments by helping organize the college’s annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium.

Meghan Marsac

Trauma reactions (i.e., emotional trauma) can show up in many stages of a child’s experience at the doctor’s office or hospital. These reactions may present when the child is emotionally scarred by an invasive surgery or painful physical therapy. They may occur when a child struggles with port access or needle sticks and has to be held down to receive life-saving treatments.

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Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Month

During Indigenous Peoples’ Month, the UK College of Medicine is highlighting historical figures who paved the way for an equitable future in medicine.

Steven Haist

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that alumnus Steven Haist, MD, MS, has been selected as its new associate dean for curriculum and assessment.

Fourth-year students helped third-years through ECM course

Fourth-year Gabriella-Salome Armstrong is in the final stretch of medical school. She felt it was essential to help the next class of students while advice was fresh on her mind and offer a realistic perspective to help them navigate the journey, “especially going into the clinical years.”

HOOPS division leadership: Dr. Dan Davenport and Devauna Adkins

For more than three decades, Daniel Davenport, PhD, MBA, has established himself as a clinical data keeper in the UK College of Medicine Department of Surgery. Faculty and trainees understand that, “if you need surgical data, go see Dan,” he jokes.

Hanna Carr

Versailles, Ky., native Hanna Carr was inspired to join the military after seeing how much her grandparents and other family members benefited from the experience – from the lifelong connections they built and the discipline they developed to the value of serving a bigger purpose.

Acting Dean Griffith presenting award to Dr. Zwischenberger

The UK College of Medicine is excited to announce that Joseph (Jay) B. Zwischenberger, MD ‘77, professor of surgery, pediatrics, interventional radiology, and bioengineering, has been named recipient of the prestigious William R. Willard Dean’s Recognition Award. He was honored at the 2022 College of Medicine Awards Convocation.

Dr. Beth Garvy giving an award

The following individuals were honored at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Awards Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022.

For a full photo gallery from the event, click here.

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National Latinx Heritage Month is observed Sept. 15 – Oct. 15. In the following Q&A, Mariana Arce, a third-year medical student at our Lexington Campus, shares about her identity as a Latina and how it has helped shape her goals as a future physician. 

Q: How do you identify? What is your national/cultural background?

Katherine Copely
Katherine Copely, MD, chief resident in diagnostic radiology at the UK College of Medicine, shares what it’s like to train in her specialty, and what advice she has for future residents.


Q: What inspired you to go into medicine? 

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As a new semester is underway at the University of Kentucky, and we welcome our largest ever incoming freshman class, Student Success is working to increase student access to mental health services. 

Dr. Michael Rankin
Michael D. Rankin, MD ‘80, has generously committed $22 million to advance the mission of the UK College of Medicine and expand the college’s top-notch educational opportunities through support of a new health education building and the funding of medical student scholarships.

Madison Campbell, MD

Madison Campbell, MD, was part of the UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus's inaugural graduating class. She is now a first-year resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Med Center Health, a regional health system that partnered with the college to establish its regional campus.

Q: Why did you want to pursue your residency at Med Center Health?

Golden Apple Award recipients

In recognition of its strong commitment to student achievement, the University of Kentucky STEM Through Authentic Research and Training (START) program was honored with the Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) Golden Apple Award.

Meet the ADDs Spotlight on Dr. Emily Marcinkowski, who specializes in oncological surgery..

Emily Marcinkowski, MD, is an assistant professor in the department of surgery. If you are a medical student and would like to connect with this ADD, you can reach her by email here.

Meet the ADDs Spotlight on Dr. Michael Kuduk, who specializes in pediatrics.

Michael Kuduk MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics. If you are a medical student and would like to connect with this ADD, you can reach him by email here.