Recent News

Congratulations to our newest graduates!

Posted: 1/17/2017
From left to right: Lucas Broster, Dustin Brown, Ben Fowler. Congratulations to our Class of 2017 Graduates! Lucas Broster will be headed to the University of California: San Francisco to complete a residency in Psychiatry. 

Advancing mental health across the lifespan

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

More about Lucas Broster can be found on his student bio page here.

Dustin Brown will be headed to the University of California: San Diego to complete a residency in Diagnostic Radiology.

At UC San Diego Department of Radiology, we provide patient-first, imaging-based care, train tomorrow's radiology leaders, and discover and establish novel solutions at the intersection of healthcare, science, and ... FULL STORY

 

Welcome to our incoming class!

Posted: 8/18/2016
Incoming MD/ PhD candidates at their white coat ceremony. July 29, 2016.From Left to Right: Zach Winder, Anna Hansen, Tyler HammondThe University of Kentucky College of Medicine welcomed incoming class of 2021 at Friday's White Coat Ceremony. Amongst the new medical students were our three MD/PhD candidates. We wish them and their classmates the... FULL STORY
 

Distilling Your Message

Posted: 5/11/2016
Learn how to communicate science effectively! Presented by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and Sponsored by the UK CCTS, UK MD/PhD Program, and BIRCWH. Join us Thursday, June 2nd or Friday, June 3rd for our sessions.UKNOW ArticleLEXINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 2016) – Representatives from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at... FULL STORY
 

11th annual CCTS Spring Conference

Posted: 4/28/2016
Thursday was our 11th annual CCTS Spring Conference at the Lexington Convention Center!This year's theme was"Personalized Health" and is partnered with these College and Center-specific Programs:College of Dentistry Research DayCollege of Engineering Biomedical Research Day​College of Health Sciences Research Day​College of Nursing Scholarship ShowcaseCollege of Public Health Research Day31st Annual BGSFN Spring Neuroscience Research Day34th Annual Symposium in Women’s Health and Reproductive ScienceHere is a recap if you missed this year's conference:Keynote speaker: Donna Arnett PhD, Dean of the UK College of Public Health.Conference Highlights:FULL... FULL STORY

Congratulations Class of 2016!

Posted: 3/29/2016
  Friday, March 18th was Match Day for our seniors. The College of Medicine hosted a Match Day Ceremony for the Class of 2016 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. The ceremony was part of the National Match Day when graduating medical students across the country learned where they will go for residency training. COM students learned of their match results surrounded by family, friends, faculty and fellow students. We would like to especially congratulate our very own Dustin Stephens! We wish him the best as he embarks on his next phase of training as a psychiatry resident at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California!     To view... FULL STORY

MD/PhD Student Eseosa Ighodaro Speaks Out at UK Call To Action Town Hall

Posted: 3/3/2016
The UK Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (UKBGPSA), Social Justice Advocacy Group (SJAG), and concerned undergraduate students hosted the "UK Call To Action Town Hall Event" on February 29, 2016. The purpose of this event was to raise awareness of African/African American concerns on racial climate at UK. In addition, UK senior administrators discussed new plans for addressing these concerns. The event was attended by over 500 individuals including undergrads, graduate students, administrators, and news media. MD/PhD graduate student Eseosa Ighodaro was part of the leadership team organizing the event.   Additional Links: http://www.wtvq.... FULL STORY

Congratulations 2016 Gill Award Recipients: Dr. Helen Hobbs and Dr. Barry

Posted: 2/24/2016
From: Laura Dawahare, University of Kentucky College of Medicine via UKNOW LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2016) — The University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute has named Dr. Helen Hobbs and Dr. Barry Coller as recipients of the 2016 Gill Award in recognition of their lifelong achievements in the study of cardiovascular biology and disease.  "Both Helen's and Barry's work have changed the standard of cardiovascular clinical care," said Dr. Susan Smyth, director of the Gill Heart Institute. "The Gill Award is intended to honor those who have made a lasting impact, and I can think of no two scientists better suited to the honor."  Hobbs is an... FULL STORY

2016 AOA Groves Memorial M.D./Ph.D. Program Student Research Symposium

Posted: 2/9/2016 - Tags: Graduate Students, Students
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine hosted its 10th annual AOA Groves Memorial M.D./Ph.D. Program Student Research Symposium this February 4th, 2016. The day included student presentations and our keynote speaker, Dr. Ramnik Xavier, MD, PhD: chief of the gastrointestinal unit and director of the Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston as well as the Kurt Isselbacher Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston.Our MD/PhD students at various stages of training presented their research projects along with medical students.The full photo set can be found here.Above: 4th year graduate student... FULL STORY

Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Dr. Ramnik Xavier, MD,

Posted: 1/27/2016
The 2016 AOA Groves Memorial M.D./Ph.D. Program Student Research Symposium and Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series presents Dr. Ramnik Xavier, MD, PhD: chief of the gastrointestinal unit and director of the Center for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston as well as the Kurt Isselbacher Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Ramnik Xavier will be giving his talk "The Gut Circuit" followed by student research presentations and a student poster session.ProfilePubmed

New Dean of the UK College of Medicine: Dr. Robert DiPaola

Posted: 1/27/2016
Join us Monday, April 18th to welcome Dr. DiPaola!  University of Kentucky Provost Tim Tracy and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Michael Karpf announced Monday that Dr. Robert DiPaola, director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Vice Chancellor for Cancer Programs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, has been named dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.Dr. DiPaola is expected to assume the dean's position in the early spring, pending approval from the UK Board of Trustees.DiPaola was selected following a national search, which was co-chaired by Linda Van Eldik, director of UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging,... FULL STORY

Congratulations New AOA Inductee: Dustin Stevens

Posted: 8/31/2015
Congratulations to our new UK AOA inductees; including our very own Dustin Stevens! 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, faculty members and student members met this past week and selected senior students into AOA. When you see these students, please congratulate them on this high honor... FULL STORY

A Big Welcome to the Incoming 2015 MD/PhD Class

Posted: 8/3/2015
Above: Incoming MD/ PhD candidates at their white coat ceremony. July 31, 2015.From Left to Right: Brandon Farmer, Charles Coomer, Laura Krueger, Ryan Cloyd, Leon SuThe University of Kentucky College of Medicine welcomed its 137 new students at Friday's White Coat Ceremony. Amongst the newly minted medical students were our five MD/PhD candidates. We wish them and their classmates the best as they begin their medical training!UK KNOW: College of Medicine Welcomes New Students with White CoatsMore about our incoming class of MD/PhD candidates:Charles CoomerI was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from the Honors College at Western Kentucky University (WKU) in... FULL STORY

Congratulations Jason Meyer!

Posted: 7/13/2015
 Congratulations University of Kentucky MD/PhD alumni Jason Meyer on matching in Dermatology at UCSF! On Friday, March 20, the UK College of Medicine hosted a Match Day Ceremony for the Class of 2015 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. The ceremony is part of The National Resident Matching Program 2015 Match Day when graduating medical students across the country will learn where they will go for residency training. More than 100 students in the class matched across 22 specialties with residency programs across the country, at institutions including Yale University, University of California-San Francisco, Case Western Medical Center and the University of... FULL STORY

Ese Ighodaro featured in Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental

Posted: 6/22/2015
Ese Ighodaro, a COM M.D./Ph.D. student, mentored by Pete T. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., recently published a research article titled “Hippocampal Sclerosis of Aging Can Be Segmental: Two Cases and Review of the Literature” in the July issue of the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology. In addition to having their work published in the journal, figures from their research will also be featured on the cover of the journal.    To view the research abstract, click here.Click here to view the cover of the July issue.  

94 Year-Old Lexington Woman Gives Back as Research Volunteer

Posted: 12/19/2014 - Tags: UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Clinical Trials
On Dec. 2, a very special group of people gathered to celebrate a very special gift. "Participation in clinical trials is a truly noble act, and we consider the people who volunteer for research part of our family," says Dr. Gregory Jicha, a professor at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. "So it's natural that we would gather at the holidays to share a little joy and thanksgiving." Every year, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has a party for patients who have volunteered to participate in research at the center. It's an annual highlight for patients and staff alike, who often form special bonds over the course of several years.... FULL STORY