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Dr. Matthew Bush Highlights Positive Experience in UK College of Medicine's PhD Program in CTS

Matthew Bush, MD, PhD, MBA, is an experienced clinician, academic leader, and researcher. While he has been directly involved in health care and academia throughout his career, he credits the progress of his...

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Posted - Oct 19Read More

Dr. Jeffrey Selby Named Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

After dedicating more than two years as interim chair of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine has officially named Jeffrey Selby, MD, chair of his department...

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Posted - Oct 12Read More

UK College of Medicine Honors Henrietta Lacks’s Legacy

Henrietta Lacks’s “HeLa” cells continue to influence scientific discovery even after her death from cancer in 1951. These cells have been used to study cancer growth, learn more about viruses, and study drug...

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Posted - Oct 5Read More

Virtual WIMS Day to Provide Networking, Career Development Opportunities

The UK College of Medicine’s Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) will host its sixth annual Visiting Professor Program, also known as “WIMS Day,” this fall as a virtual program. The event will serve as an...

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Posted - Sep 28Read More

Women in Medicine Month Spotlight: Dr. Rosalind Ritchie

Rosalind Ritchie, MD, is a professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and was recently named chair of the college’s Faculty of Color Network, an organization with...

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Posted - Sep 8Read More

UK College of Medicine Joins National Center for Pre-Faculty Development as Inaugural Member

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is excited to announce the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s selection as an inaugural member of the National Center for Pre-Faculty Development,...

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Posted - Aug 31Read More

Medical Illustrators Offer Useful Services to Faculty

When flipping through almost any medical textbook or research publication, one will find that paragraphs of text are typically broken up with elaborate graphics illustrating the complex scientific processes...

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Posted - Aug 24Read More

'A Time for Action': College of Medicine Part of Unified Event for Social Justice

The University of Kentucky’s six health colleges and UK HealthCare hosted a unified event on Friday afternoon to recognize racism as a public health crisis and show commitment to social justice. Faculty, staff...

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Posted - Jun 15Read More

A 'Thank You' to our Academic and Research Technology Team

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s faculty and staff to adjust, and a major component of the adjustment has been ensuring the college’s medical education...

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Posted - Jun 5Read More

UK medPRIDE: Promoting Inclusivity, Addressing Needs of LGBTQ+ Community at College of Medicine

When Blake Herald began his journey at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he sensed there was something missing, something that would ensure a more inclusive environment for him and his fellow...

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Posted - May 28Read More

Class of 2020 Feature: Leo Yenwongfai Pursues Childhood Dream

Leonard (Leo) Yenwongfai was just 5 years old when he officially solidified his plans to become a doctor. It was after a conversation he had with a physician who was taking care of a family member at the time...

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Posted - Apr 20Read More

Researcher Studies Negative Effects of High-Fat Diet, Fructose

It’s widely known that when it comes to diet, fast food isn’t the healthiest choice. Expanding on this knowledge, a recent study by a researcher at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine found that the...

Tags - Gastroenterology, Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences

Posted - Apr 13Read More

UK 'Great Teachers' Excel As Educators — Listeners and Mentors, Too

What makes a good teacher a great one? University of Kentucky students were eager to share their opinions about the best teacher in their lives, nominating them for one of the most esteemed awards on campus....

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Posted - Mar 5Read More

Dr. Eseosa Ighodaro Leading the Way in the College of Medicine's MD/PhD Program

As a young student who was proficient in science, Dr. Eseosa Ighodaro, always saw herself pursuing a career in medicine. But it wasn’t until applying to medical school that she discovered there was another...

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Posted - Feb 24Read More

Dr. Stoops Elected President of National Group Dedicated to Addressing Drug Abuse

William W. Stoops, PhD, professor within the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been elected as president of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the longest standing group in the U....

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Posted - Feb 12Read More

College of Medicine grad triumphs through tragedy to inspire next generation

As the oldest girl of nine children, Jazmyne Barney always knew she served an important role in her family. She was the “mom of the sibling group,” as she calls it, and because of this, she felt she had the...

Tags - Toxicology and Cancer Biology, Graduate Medical Education, Commencement ceremony

Posted - Dec 20Read More