College of Medicine Students Go West

Posted: 8/21/2014
College of Medicine Students Go West for Clinical Rotations Through New Initiative
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UK College of Medicine Lecture Exposes High School Students to Real-Life

Posted: 7/2/2014
The first surgical lesson a group of high school juniors in white lab coats learned from Dr. Joseph Iocono at 7:30 a.m. on a Tuesday was the importance of adapting to the case circumstances. Streaming a live surgery to flat-screen televisions in the multipurpose room at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Iocono gave 26 campers part of the Area Health Educational Center Summer Enrichment Program and about 75 additional guests a first look inside the operating room. The live surgery narrated by Iocono, a pediatric surgeon at Kentucky Children's Hospital and associate professor of surgery at UK, was also live-streamed to satellite classrooms in Hazard,... FULL STORY
Tags: AHEC, Students, Summer Enrichment Camps

Roots in Rural Kentucky Fuel Medical Student's Desire to Respond to

Posted: 5/16/2014
University of Kentucky medical student Ashley Loan eagerly anticipates the day she handles the chaos of the emergency room with a controlled calm. "I can't wait for the day I develop that calm," Loan said. "It's an eerie thing when you see a physician gain control of the room." Loan recognized the importance of a calm emergency response at a young age when her mother Elizabeth Loan performed CPR on a farmer in the fields of Greenup County. The farmer was pinned from the waist down under a turned-over tractor. Elizabeth Loan administered CPR to keep him alive until emergency responders from the nearest hospital arrived. Loan is among the 115 members of the... FULL STORY
Tags: Undergraduate Medical Education, Students, Rural Health

Silent Auction Benefits Shoulder to Shoulder Clinic in Ecuador

Posted: 4/2/2014
The University of Kentucky Chapter of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) will host the 10th annual Art of Healing silent auction on Wednesday, April 2. The auction will be held in Biological and Biomedical Sciences Research Building (BBSRB) atrium from noon to 5 p.m. Winning bidders may pick up their art from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The auction items feature the handiwork of local and international artists and current students, including pottery, paintings, wood carvings, and accessories. Proceeds from the art auction benefit the Shoulder to Shoulder clinic in Ecuador. Shoulder to Shoulder, an initiative supported by many of the... FULL STORY
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UK Medical Students Receive High Marks a Ultrasound Challenge

Posted: 3/11/2014  
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UK Pharmacy Student Chosen for Mayo Internship

Posted: 2/21/2014  
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UK Gill Heart Institute, Whitesburg's MCHC, ARH Cardiology Associates

Posted: 1/27/2014
Letcher County community leaders and health care providers gathered in Whitesburg on Jan. 23, to celebrate a new partnership among Mountain Comprehensive Healthcare Corporation (MCHC), Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), and UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart Institute. Dena Sparkman, CCEO of Whitesburg ARH, welcomed more than 100 invited guests to the event held at the Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. Remarks were provided by Joe Grossman, president and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare; University of Kentucky Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Michael Karpf; Mike Caudill, CEO at MCHC; Dr. Van Breeding, MCHC director of clinical affairs; and Dr. Susan Smyth,... FULL STORY
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Bastos-Carvalho Receives Bayer Grant

Posted: 1/13/2014
Ana Bastos-Carvalho, a visiting scholar in the Ambati research group in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, received the Global Ophthalmology Research Award from Bayer HealthCare for her research, "Mechanisms of geographic atrophy expansion in age-related macular degeneration." “We are studying age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the disease responsible for most cases of legal blindness in the American elderly population”, Bastos-Carvalho said. “The project awarded by Bayer focuses on unraveling how AMD progresses, which will hopefully... FULL STORY
Tags: Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, 490

Creating a Culture of Collaboration for Research at UK and Beyond

Posted: 1/10/2014
There's a proverb in the business world that says, "If you don’t know, hire someone who does." In the world of translational research, the saying might go like something this: "If you don't have the expertise or resources, collaborate with someone who does." The nature of translational science -- the process of turning a basic science discovery into applications for human patients -- is inherently multidimensional. Moving from the "bench to bedside" is a process that runs the gamut of biomedical research, incorporating laboratory and animal studies, clinical trials, drug and device development, regulatory issues, grant writing and more. Each step requires... FULL STORY
Tags: CCTS, 490, Center for Clinical and Translational Science

UK Faculty, Students, Alumni and Staff Stories Garner Attention in 2013

Posted: 1/8/2014  
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UK AHEC Accepting Applications for 2014 Summer Enrichment Camps

Posted: 1/8/2014
The University of Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) and Health Researchers Youth Academy (HRYA), two health career summer camps hosted annually each summer. The deadline to apply for this year's programs is Friday, March 14, 2014. These residential camps are designed to help students enrich their knowledge of health and health career options, giving them hands-on experience in a college setting, coupled with the opportunity to live and learn in a university residence hall, all while focusing on helping them understand the kind of academic preparation needed to successfully pursue... FULL STORY
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UK Study Examines Relationship Between Smoke-free Law and Children in the

Posted: 12/23/2013
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