UK Otolaryngology Residents Win National Academic Quiz Bowl

Posted: 9/18/2017
Medical residents from the University of Kentucky Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery recently won the 2017 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Academic Quiz Bowl at the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting held in Chicago Sept.10 to 13.UK residents Dr. Kristan Alfonso, Dr. Mitch Dobberpuhl and Dr. Michael Kaufman competed against teams from Stanford University, the University of Maryland and Yale University. Approximately 111 otolaryngology residency training programs across the country take part in a home study course designed to enhance professional development in the specialty, according to the AAO-HNS. The... FULL STORY
Tags: Residents, Head and Neck Surgery

St. Elizabeth Funds $2.5 Million Scholarship Program for College of

Posted: 9/15/2017
St. Elizabeth Healthcare has provided a gift of $2.5 million to support a tuition scholarship program for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Northern Kentucky. Through this gift, scholarships will be awarded to medical students enrolled at the Northern Kentucky campus, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.The affiliation between the University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University and St. Elizabeth Healthcare was announced in February. This scholarship program is the next step in the development of a regional medical college in Northern Kentucky.“In providing these scholarships, we are making an enormous investment in the future of the... FULL STORY
Tags: Student Affairs, Students

Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism is

Posted: 9/12/2017
Epidemiologist Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones will present the next installment of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series, "Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism."Jones is research director on social determinants of health and equity for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  She is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impact of racism on the health and well-being of the nation.She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high-quality health care but also attention to the social determinants of... FULL STORY
Tags: DDLS, Research

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UK Chandler Hospital Best in the State

Posted: 8/8/2017
UK HealthCare’s University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, according to the U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Rankings released today.In addition, four major health care areas have achieved top 50 national rankings, three of them for the first time. UK HealthCare rankings included: #50 in Cancer, #44 in Neurology and Neurosurgery, #43 in Geriatrics, and #37 in Diabetes and Endocrinology.Along with the Top 50 rankings, UK HealthCare is ranked as high-performing in five other adult specialties – Gastroenterology and GI Surgery; Nephrology; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; and Urology.... FULL STORY
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UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green Prepping for Inaugural Class of 2018

Posted: 7/28/2017
This time next year, the inaugural class of medical students at the new University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus will be attending their very first course, kicking off an exciting new opportunity for future Kentucky clinicians.In June, officials broke ground on a new facility at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, which will be used for the satellite program. This four-year, regional campus medical school is the first of its kind in Kentucky and is a partnership between the University of Kentucky, The Medical Center at Bowling Green and Western Kentucky University.For students, the program in Bowling Green offers many benefits: scholarships;... FULL STORY
Tags: College of Medicine Bowling Green Campus, Medical Education, Students

Groundbreaking Held for UK College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus

Posted: 6/6/2017
A groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Kentucky College of Medicine-Bowling Green Campus was held Tuesday, June 6 at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. This four-year, regional campus medical school is the first of its kind in Kentucky and is a partnership between The Medical Center, the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University “Through this investment in education, we are continuing to increase access to quality health care — and ensuring that we have the physicians available to take care of generations to come,” said Connie Smith, president and chief executive officer of Med Center Health. "We have always had a commitment to bringing the... FULL STORY
Tags: Campus Expansion, College of Medicine Bowling Green Campus

Under Construction: A New Resource to Target Health Disparities

Posted: 5/18/2017
If you’ve driven along Virginia Avenue, toward main campus, you’ve seen the steel skeleton of the new research building under construction. This is Research Building 2 (RB2), a precious resource and a vehicle for the University of Kentucky to reduce the health disparities that most impact Kentucky.This building will house researchers that focus on the following disparities: cancer, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases including stroke, and substance abuse. These conditions have a major adverse impact on the health of Kentuckians, contributing to death rates from each disease that rank within the top 11 states in the nation.RB2 will enable multidisciplinary research... FULL STORY

UKCOM Celebrates Class of 2017 with Senior Awards and Commencement

Posted: 5/16/2017
Welcome to the University of Kentucky College Graduation page. We are very proud of the achievements of the Class of 2017 and would like to share highlights from these special events with you. Please see details regarding the Senior Awards Ceremony and Commencement below.Senior Awards CeremonyThe UK College of Medicine Class of 2017 Senior Awards Ceremony was held on Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Grand Reserve Distillery Square. It was a special event for graduating medical students, their families and friends, as well as College of Medicine faculty and staff. Multiple awards were given in the following categories: Teaching Awards, Humanism Awards, Student Awards and... FULL STORY

Shoulder to Shoulder Global Celebrates its 10th Anniversary in Ecuador

Posted: 5/10/2017
Celebrating 10 years of continued success and commitment to the Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas community in Ecuador, the University of Kentucky’s Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) and the Hombro a Hombro Foundation are hosting a health care brigade from May 12 to May 21 at their clinic in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.The brigade includes students and professional staff who will apply skills and talents developed at UK to aid the Santo Domingo community. In addition, a delegation of UK leaders, including Provost Tim Tracy, college deans and UK administrators, will visit the clinic during the brigade. The delegation also will explore opportunities for collaboration... FULL STORY
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Cheever, Brown Appointed to Leadership Positions at UK College of Medicine

Posted: 4/28/2017
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean Dr. Robert DiPaola, in conjunction with UK Provost Dr. Tim Tracy, has announced the appointment of two key positions at the new UK College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus. Longtime UK faculty member and administrator Dr. Todd Cheever will serve as the first associate dean for the Bowling Green campus. Cheever has been serving as the college’s associate dean for student affairs for the past 16 years. Dr. Don Brown, a vascular surgeon and Bowling Green physician, who also serves as director of medical education at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, has been named assistant dean for the Bowling Green campus. In... FULL STORY
Tags: Campus Expansion, Faculty

Future Physicians Participating in Global Health Challenge Video

Posted: 4/7/2017
Three first-year medical students from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine who have a passion for expanding health care access have produced an original and creative video, “Nosotros Para Vosotros,” meaning “Us for You” that explains the health care needs of underserved populations at home and around the world. Their video entry is part of a nationwide competition with the winning entry receiving the opportunity to work with Timmy Global Health, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that expands access to health care and empowers students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges.Several months ago, Connor Appelman,... FULL STORY
Tags: Medical Education, Global Health

Jackson Named Assistant Dean for Admissions

Posted: 3/16/2017
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce that Wendy Jackson, MD, has been selected as the Assistant Dean for Admissions.  In this role, Wendy will assist Carol Elam, the Associate Dean for Admissions, in the recruitment of students to the College of Medicine including the regional campuses, under the leadership of the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, Chris Feddock.  Dr. Jackson earned her medical degree and completed an Obstetrics-Gynecology residency at the University of Kentucky.  After completing advanced training in pediatric and adolescent gynecology at the University of Louisville, Wendy returned to... FULL STORY