A monthly newsletter from the UK College of Medicine to keep you updated
on important news, announcements, events, and programs
as they relate to your medical education.



Research Opportunities 
Oncology Virtual Series for Medical Students
Medical Center Library Updates
Upcoming Medical Student Well-Being Index 

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Awards Convocation
Easter Association for the Surgery of Trauma
DEI Fall Book Club



Do you have questions about participating in research at the College of Medicine? Remember that there are opportunities listed on Sharepoint, and you can discuss shadowing contacts and available opportunities with your house advisors. 

Research Sharepoint



Dear colleagues at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine,

We are a group of researchers at the Duke University School of Medicine, UNC School of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at Penn, and Stanford Medicine who are assessing intergenerational influences of careers in healthcare professions as a research study. All US physicians, residents, fellows, and medical students can fill out this research survey.

We are interested in learning about your connections to the medical profession. We would greatly appreciate your participation in this 5-minute survey. 

Please access the survey HERE

At the end of the survey, you can choose to be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. 

 If you have questions or concerns about this study, please email the PI, Dr. Lola Fayanju, at Oluwadamilola.Fayanju@pennmedicine.upenn.edu, or Dr. Debra Bynum, at debra_bynum@med.unc.edu

Thank you for your time in advance. We appreciate your contribution to this work. 



Inaugural series organized and presented by radiaition oncologists. Topics are intended for students interested in any aspects of oncology. Presented by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. 

More Information


EndNote 20 and EndNote Bytes

Learn about the newly released EndNote 20 through our EndNote Bites Zoom sessions. These sessions will last 15-20 minutes. The Medical Center Library will be providing topical overviews of downloading and setting up EndNote, exporting from databases, the cite while you write feature, editing output styles, and sharing endnote libraries. 

  • Oct. 13: EndNote Bytes: Cite While Your Write
  • Oct. 21: EndNote Bytes: Online Sharing
  • Nov. 16: EndNote Bytes: Editing Output Styles

Past recordings are and the new EndNote Byte recordings will be made available on our EndNote Guide: https://libguides.uky.edu/endnote. As always, if you would like to setup a one-on-one meeting or instructional session for your department please reach out to the MCL at mclib@uky.edu

Research Workshop Series Fall 2021

The Medical Center Library will be continuing the Research Workshop Series this academic year. These informational sessions will introduce databases and resources like PubMed and Web of Science, Literature Searching, Systematic Reviews, SciFinder, and EndNote.  All classes will be held at Noon via Zoom.  Registration is suggested but not required. 

You can register and read descriptions of the various workshops here: https://libguides.uky.edu/rws.   

Changes to Interlibrary Loan

The Medical Center Library ILL began merging with the Main Campus ILL services on Aug. 11.  As a result of the merger, all Medical Center Library users who already have an MC ILLiad account, will need to create a new account in the new UK Libraries merged ILLiad system.  Please go to https://lib.uky.edu/ILLiad/ to login with your Link Blue and create your new account.  This is the account that you will use going forward with any new requests.  The new system allows you to login with your Link Blue credentials instead of having a separate username and password to manage.  Article delivery in the new system will continue as before and the Medical Center Library will remain a pick up location for books or other physical materials.        

For MCL users who previously had an MCL ILLiad account, you will still be able to access your old account to view your request history and retrieve any articles that were previously requested on the old MC ILLiad system.  Access the old MC ILLiad system at the following address:  https://mcilliad.uky.edu; however, you will not be able to place new requests on the old system.  The history and previously requested articles will remain available until Friday, October 1, 2021.  

 For questions or concerns please contact the Medical Center Library ILL office at medill@uky.edu

 Resources of Interest: LibKey Nomad and EndNote Click 

LibKey Nomad and EndNote Click  both allow you to quick access PDFs both on and off campus. LibKey Nomad is active at the sites researchers visit, including publisher pages and PubMed. EndNote Click helps you access research paper PDFs in one click on Web of Science, Meta, PubMed, arXiv, Scopus, and EBSCO database (like CINAHL and PsychInfo). 

Both resources allow you to save time by helping you navigate paywalls and library logins. You login in once and then have access to UK Libraries collections. 

 Learn more about installing these tools here: https://libguides.uky.edu/researchpublishingHS/accounts


The UK College of Medicine will be launching the Medical Student Well-Being Index on October 25th. This anonymous assessment tool is an opportunity to help medical students better understand their overall well-being and areas of risk compared to other medical students across the nation, as well as provide access to local and national resources.

Watch your email in the coming weeks for additional details about participating in the index.

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Events and Deadlines

UK College of Medicine Awards Convocation

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 • 4 p.m. ET 

Lexington — HG 611
Bowling Green — Room 205 (M1 Classroom)
Northern Kentucky — Room 320

The Awards Convocation is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates members of the College of Medicine community – across all campuses – for outstanding contributions in service, leadership, teamwork, academics, and teaching.  


Every year, EAST welcomes medical students who are considering pursuing a medical career in trauma, surgical critical care, or acute care surgery.  We encourage your medical students to apply and take advantage of EAST’s unique programs to develop leaders. There are no annual dues associated with this membership type.

 Below is additional information highlighting the benefits of joining EAST below and I am happy to answer any questions you may have.  

 You can also learn more about EAST, our mission and values, and how to apply, at: https://www.east.org/membership/join-east. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15, 2021. 

 Benefits of EAST Membership for Medical Students

  • Access a multidisciplinary membership network of more than 2,800 who are part of the trauma service team, many of whom are recognized academic authorities, directors of trauma centers, or intensive care units, and almost all are leaders in their respective medical centers
  • Attend the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly where scientific papers are presented and advances in the field are discussed. Held annually in January, this conference is free to medical students
  • Participate in the EAST Mentoring Program, which provides extramural mentorship over a one-year period, with the hope of a long-term relationship being formed between mentors and mentees 
  • Volunteer to serve on a committee or ad hoc taskforce and have the opportunity to contribute to EAST initiatives, products and services
  • Get a research idea off the ground with multicenter collaboration by submitting an EAST Multicenter Trial Proposal
  • Share your speaking and research interests and join the growing list of members who regularly speak at local, national, and international conferences
  • Add your voice to social media-based journal clubs and chats that provide an open dialogue with those leading in trauma and acute care surgery.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kind regards,

Kinga Litwiniuk
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) 
Development and Member Services Manager

633 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3295
Direct: (312) 202-5621
Fax: (312) 202-5064
Email: klitwiniuk@east.org
Web: www.east.org

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