Somerset HOT Expo

Posted: 10/31/2014
November marks a very important time for me. It is my annual hire date and also the month in which the Health Occupations Today (HOT) Expo is usually held.  Last year I had the opportunity to see it during the first week of my job. I was completely overwhelmed and awestruck at the event. The team at Southern KY AHEC had worked diligently planning and preparing for this event and it showed. Of course I had no idea what had taken place behind the scene to get to this point. As I stood in the exhibit hall that day I remember seeing the students coming and going from vendor to vendor. They were asking questions, participating in hands-on activities, and enjoying their... FULL STORY
Tags: AHEC

Center for Health Services Research Launches Website, Invites Membership

Posted: 9/5/2014
The University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research (CHSR), which serves as a connector, catalyst and creator at UK and UK HealthCare, announces the launch of its new website and seeks membership applicants for its efforts in applying research to optimize health care delivery. The CHSR is focused on creating, testing, and scaling next-generation health services research solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health delivery within Kentucky and beyond. Building on UK’s culture of collaboration and leveraging UK's extensive resources and talented faculty, the CHSR represents a unique center that will accelerate discovery of new knowledge... FULL STORY

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

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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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
Tags: AHEC, Summer Enrichment Camps

UK Study Examines Relationship Between Smoke-free Law and Children in the

Posted: 12/23/2013
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Student Overcomes Obstacles to Attend UK College of Medicine

Posted: 12/20/2013  
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