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

New Inductions into AOA National Honor Society

Posted: 3/13/2017
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) is the national medical school honor society.  Induction into AOA is a high honor, recognizing students not only who have had high academic achievement, but who have also demonstrated excellence in class leadership and service, community service and engagement, and scholarship and research endeavors.  Only 1/6 of any medical school class achieves AOA induction.  The UK chapter of AOA, consisting of faculty, resident, and student members, met this past week and selected Junior students into AOA. These students will serve as the Executive Board for our chapter for 2017-18 academic year (other students from the Class of 2018 will be... FULL STORY

Hoellein Named Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Posted: 3/10/2017
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine recently named Andrew Hoellein, MD, MS, Associate Dean for Student Affairs in a recent announcement. Dr. Hoellein will work with Dr. Brian Adkins, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, and the Student Affairs staff to help ensure student success in the medical curriculum, promoting their individual and professional growth. While earning his medical degree from MCP-Hahnemann University, Andrew was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky, followed by an academic medicine fellowship in which he attained a Master of Science degree in... FULL STORY
Tags: Medical Education

UK College of Medicine to Host Match Day Ceremony on March 17, 2017

Posted: 3/2/2017
On Friday, March 17, the UK College of Medicine will host a Match Day Ceremony for the Class of 2017 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. The ceremony is part of the National Match Day when graduating medical students across the country learn where they will go for residency training, which can last anywhere between three to seven years. Students will learn where they have matched surrounded by their family, friends, faculty members and fellow students.

Dr. Nathan Vanderford Named Recipient of UK Alumni Association 2017 Great

Posted: 3/1/2017
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2017) ― Six University of Kentucky educators were named recipients of the UK Alumni Association 2017 Great Teacher Award Tuesday night.The recipients are:Richard Andreatta, College of Health Sciences - Communication Sciences and DisordersGitanjali Pinto-Sinai, College of Dentistry - Restorative DentistryJeff Reese, College of Education - Educational, School and Counseling PsychologyMichelle Sizemore, College of Arts and Sciences - EnglishNathan Vanderford, College of Medicine - Toxicology and Cancer BiologySherali Zeadally, College of Communication and Information - Information ScienceAward recipients were honored at the UK Alumni... FULL STORY

University of Kentucky to Develop Medical School Regional Campus in

Posted: 2/27/2017
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine announced Monday plans to develop a regional medical school campus in Northern Kentucky for four-year medical education. The program is the third regional medical school campus announced by UK designed to increase the overall number of physicians in the Commonwealth. Four-year regional campuses have been proposed in Bowling Green and Morehead; the campus at Bowling Green is projected to begin enrolling students in 2018, and Morehead sometime thereafter. The newest UK College of Medicine initiative will be in partnership with Northern Kentucky University and St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Currently, the UK... FULL STORY
Tags: Medical Education, Campus Expansion

UK's 2017 DanceBlue Raises Nearly $1.8 Million for Pediatric Cancer

Posted: 2/26/2017
After 24 hours of dancing in anticipation, DanceBlue chairs and committee members revealed the 2017 grand fundraising total of $1,785,286.96 to the nearly 1,000 student participants and a crowd of supporters. Whether participating as a dancer, volunteer, committee member or a supporter, DanceBlue is something no one ever forgets, especially the last few hours. With a family talent show featuring children from the clinic and an emotional memorial hour to remember those who lost their battle with cancer, the reveal this evening was a much anticipated moment for so many people at UK. It all began in 2006 by raising $123,323.16 and has increased every year. With this... FULL STORY
Tags: Dance Blue, Pediatric

Elam Named 2016 Recipient of SGEA Career Education Award

Posted: 12/8/2016
Carol Elam, associate dean of Admissions and Institutional Advancement at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA) Career Educator Award. The award acknowledges Elam’s leadership and contributions to medical education. As a professor of behavioral science, associate dean for admissions and institutional advancement, and director of medical education research at the college, Elam has been an avid supporter of student-centered initiatives focused on education and student well-being. She has also given more than 180 presentations nationally and internationally, written more... FULL STORY
Tags: Medical Education, Admissions

Behind the Blue: Conversation With College of Medicine Dean DiPaola

Posted: 11/16/2016
In the spring of 2016, the University of Kentucky hired Dr. Robert DiPaola as the new dean for the UK College of Medicine. He had previously been the director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and vice chancellor for cancer programs at the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Center.At Rutgers, DiPaola was responsible for all research, clinical and administrative activities of a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and led the successful renewal of their NCI designation in 2011. During his tenure there, he oversaw an increase in external research funding to more than $100 million annually.DiPaola now takes over a... FULL STORY
Tags: Dean

Behind the Blue: Lisa Cassis on UK's Remarkable Research

Posted: 10/28/2016
When we think of research, our minds may possibly conjure up an image of a scientist in a white coat, hunched over a lab table, pouring chemicals into beakers. But research takes a multitude of forms, and flourishes in many different fields. From clinical trials for new cancer medication, to composing and recording an album of original music, and even to studying and refining the most effective ways to cure a country ham. Research often leads us toward answering questions we didn’t even think to ask. At the forefront of research efforts at the University of Kentucky, is the construction of a brand-new, $265 million dollar, multidisciplinary research building.... FULL STORY

UK Medical Student Works to Improve Access and Understanding of Medicine

Posted: 10/10/2016
Alex Wade, a third year medical student in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, wanted to give at-risk high school students opportunities they may not have known about and the chance to learn that they have the skills necessary to solve complex medical and surgical problems, even when they’re not taught how up front. To provide these opportunities, Wade founded the Medical Technologies Innovation Team. Students who participate in the program are not given a set format for solving the design problem, they choose their own groups to work in and set their own goals. This non-traditional approach to education creates an opportunity for students, who may not... FULL STORY
Tags: Medical Education, Students

Third-Year UK Medical Student Wins Big at 2016 Academic Convocation and

Posted: 10/5/2016
Third-year medical student Perry Hooper won big at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s annual Academic Convocation and Awards Day held recently. Hooper won four awards, the most of any student, including the Cobern E. Ott Award and Anatomy Student Mentor Program Award. Hooper earned two degrees during his time as an undergraduate at the University of Kentucky, a Bachelor of Science in Spanish and Biology. When the time came to decide where to continue his medical education, UK was high on Hooper’s list. “I knew immediately after my interview here that this where I wanted to be. The medical students and staff I encountered during my interview encompassed... FULL STORY
Tags: Medical Education, Awards and Recognition, Academic Convocation, Students