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
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
The NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases, in collaboration with the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) announce the availability of limited funds to support pilot projects focused on research examining obesity-associated diseases (cardiovascular, diabetes, others). These pilot grants are intended to assist investigators new to this area of research to generate sufficient data to be competitive for extramural funding. Funding Amount:Individual project awards, up to $50,000 in direct costs only will be made on a competitive basis which must be spent over 12 months.Eligibility:Eligibility is... FULL STORY
Six teams of researchers and physician scientists have become the inaugural recipients of pilot funding from the new Multidisciplinary Value Program (MVP), which aims to boost team science that will impact University of Kentucky patients and wellbeing in the Commonwealth. Each MVP team will launch a new clinical trial that brings cutting-edge science to patients and communities.Kentucky has many of the worst health outcomes in the nation, and addressing the multidimensional underpinnings of these disparities requires a range of expertise that bridges research, patient care, education, and community engagement. The MVP provides a new opportunity and up to $100,000 in... FULL STORY
University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) is hosting its sixth annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia on Nov. 4-5. This two-day program will offer sessions for both the scientific and community audiences. Clinicians and researchers from UK and other institutions will come together to share current findings, trends and the latest updates on dementia and aging disorders, particularly as related to Alzheimer’s disease. The Markesbery Symposium is in honor of the late Dr. William R. Markesbery, the founder and long-time director of the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and an internationally renowned expert on aging and dementia. On... FULL STORY
Dr. Ginny Sprang, professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Psychiatry and executive director of UK’s Center on Trauma and Children (CTAC), has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. When Sprang began her research she focused on the field of traumatic stress, investigating event-specific factors that influenced how trauma manifested in people of all ages. Her experience as a psychotherapist working with violence exposed children began to shape the trauma research she conducted. For 21 years, Sprang has conducted child trauma research at UK and served as a local and national leader in the field... FULL STORY
Robert DiPaola, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, was featured during "UK at the Half" that aired during the UK at Florida football game, broadcast on radio Sept. 10.DiPaola, who came to UK March 1, talks about his impressions of the college and the university, including the collaborative nature, strong leadership and strength of faculty.To hear the Sept. 10 "UK at the Half," visit the UKNOW site. To view a transcript of the show, click here."UK at the Half" airs during the halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast and is hosted by Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Marketing. UK is the University for ... FULL STORY
The Academic Convocation and Awards Ceremony is an annual presentation of awards to students and faculty for outstanding achievement in academics, service, research and teaching during the previous year. Convocation will include the Munich Memorial Lecture featuring Robert S. DiPaola, M.D., Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dean DiPaola will deliver the “State of the College of Medicine: Direction for the Future.” A light reception will follow. To download the flyer for this event, click here.
The Academic Convocation and Awards Ceremony is an annual presentation of awards to students and faculty for outstanding achievement in academics, service, research and teaching during the previous year. Convocation will include the Munich Memorial Lecture featuring Robert S. DiPaola, M.D., Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dean DiPaola will deliver the “State of the College of Medicine: Direction for the Future.” A light reception will follow.To download the flyer for Academic Convocation and Awards Day, click here.
The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital is one of the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” in Becker’s Hospital Review magazine's recently released compilation of leading cancer care providers in the United States. The UK Markey Cancer Center, whose clinical programs are integrated with UK Chandler Hospital, received a National Cancer Institute cancer center designation in July 2013.According to the health care industry trade publication, organizations included on the 2016 list are “leading the way in terms of clinical expertise, patient outcomes and influential cancer research.” In choosing UK as a top oncology... FULL STORY
White coat ceremonies are held at medical schools across the country and are always meaningful for faculty and staff. New medical students begin their commitment to educating and caring for their fellow citizens. For Dr. Donna Grigsby, chief of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics, this year’s ceremony will be especially meaninfgul. Dr. Grigsby’s son, Charlie Grigsby, will be one of the students on stage receiving a white coat. It’s not uncommon for medical students to have parents in the medical profession. While Charlie says seeing that his mom “really loved her job” eventually influenced his decision to pursue medicine, it wasn’t always the path he thought... FULL STORY
The UK College of Medicine will host the Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts located at 405 Rose Street. Save the date and join us on this memorable day as we share in the excitement for our incoming medical students. This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception following the ceremony. To download the flyer for this event, click here.