UK Health Careers Enrichment Camp Receives Award

Posted: 12/11/2013
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UK acoUstiKats Sing Their Way into National Spotlight

Posted: 12/10/2013
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UK's Arts In Healthcare Program Announces Holiday Programming

Posted: 12/2/2013
Everyone wants to be home for the holidays. Unfortunately, hospital patients don't have that luxury. For those who are unable to enjoy the comforts of a holiday at home, the UK Arts in Healthcare program has scheduled a series of events to help bring the holidays to the hospital. Carolers, pianists, harpists and more will bring holiday cheer to patients, visitors and staff in December. Of particular note: UK HealthCare's own Dr. Jay Zwischenberger will be performing at 1 p.m., Dec. 12, in the Pavilion A of UK Chandler Hospital. Carolers from Deep Springs Elementary School will be performing at noon, Dec.13, Pavilion A of UK Chandler Hospital. Carolers from the... FULL STORY
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Alzheimer’s Disease Trial at UK is First of its Kind Worldwide

Posted: 12/2/2013
A new clinical trial being conducted at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) and the UK Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) may signal new hope in the future for those who might be afflicted with the devastating disease. Taking laboratory research pioneered at SBCoA and the associated UK ADC into human trials, the federally-funded research project will examine the therapeutic potential of microRNAs to delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease.Led by physician-scientist Dr. Gregory Jicha, and building off of the work of fellow SBCoA physician-scientist Dr. Peter Nelson, the project, formally titled “Modulation of micro-RNA pathways by... FULL STORY
Tags: UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Alzheimer's research

Scott Named Director at Kentucky Office of Rural Health

Posted: 11/11/2013
Hazard, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2013) – Ernie Scott has been named director of the Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH), at the University of Kentucky (UK) Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH). Scott joined KORH in January 2012 as a rural project manager, and assumed his new post on Nov. 1, following the retirement of former KORH Director Larry Allen, who held the position for more than a decade. “We are certainly fortunate to have had Larry Allen’s expert leadership and service for the last decade. And, now we are pleased to welcome Ernie Scott to his new position. I am confident his years of experience and passion for rural health will enable him to support... FULL STORY
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Dr. Ronan Tynan to Speak, Perform at Sanders-Brown Dinner Nov. 11

Posted: 11/5/2013
Singer, physician, athlete and inspirational speaker Dr. Ronan Tynan is no stranger to adversity. When Tynan was 20, his legs had to be amputated below the knee after an auto accident caused serious complications. Just weeks after the operation, he was climbing up the steps of his college dorm, and within a year, he was winning gold medals in the Paralympics as a multitalented athlete. Between 1981 and 1984, Tynan amassed 18 gold medals and 14 world records, of which he still holds nine. Trained as a physician, Tynan began his remarkable singing career through formal music study at the age of 33, achieving great success as a member of the famed Irish Tenors prior to... FULL STORY
Tags: UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, 490, Invited Speaker Seminar

Ambati Receives Junius-Kuhnt Award

Posted: 11/1/2013
Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, received the Junius-Kuhnt Award from the University of Bonn in Hamburg, Germany, for his group's outstanding work and commitment to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) research. The Junius-Kuhnt Award honors physicians and scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the study and treatment of AMD, and has been awarded annually since 2007 at “Makula Update,” an annual congress of German retina specialists. This award is named after the German ophthalmologists Paul Junius and Kuhnt Hermann who, at... FULL STORY
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A Welcome Message from President Capilouto

Posted: 10/31/2013
Learn more about the Area Health Education Center's purpose and goals from President Capilouto by watching this two minute video.

UK HealthCare Named 'Rising Star' Hospital by University

Posted: 10/28/2013
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UK HealthCare Named ‘Rising Star’ Hospital by University HealthSystem

Posted: 10/18/2013
University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), an alliance of the nation’s leading nonprofit academic medical centers, has named UK HealthCare among the 2013 recipients of the Rising Star Award during the UHC Annual Conference 2013 in Atlanta. The award recognizes significant improvements in ranking in UHC’s annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in patient safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, and equity of care. UK HealthCare has not only shown improvement from previous years, it has the highest jump in rankings in UHC’s history with a Quality and Accountability Ranking of 12th among the nation's 118 academic medical... FULL STORY
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UK's Healthcare Residential College Provides Community and

Posted: 10/16/2013
University of Kentucky students interested in a career in health care have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in their chosen field both inside the classroom and out when they become part of the UK's Living Learning Program's (LLP) Healthcare Residential College.The Healthcare Residential College is not just a place to live with other health care students, but an experience designed specifically to encourage and foster community and interprofessionalism in health care along with blended opportunities to gain insight into all health related professions.The LLP partners with the Office of Residence Life and the James W. Stuckert Career Center... FULL STORY
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Clinical Education Research Day Highlights Research Activities,

Posted: 10/16/2013
The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science will host the 2nd Annual UK Clinical Research Education Day on Friday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UK Chandler Hospital, Pavilion H North Lobby (outside of the administration offices). The free, public event will feature a variety of informational tables for patients, students, faculty, staff and visitors to learn about clinical research activities and opportunities at UK. Several departments and centers will showcase their clinical research activities, including the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS); the departments of psychology, behavioral science, pediatrics, and... FULL STORY
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