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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Register Now to Attend the UK College of Pharmacy PharmD Open House!!

Posted: 10/11/2013
Are you interested in learning more about the UK College of Pharmacy and the profession of pharmacy? If so, please register to attend our upcoming PharmD Open House on Saturday, October 26th at 10am! This event offers college students the opportunity to learn about the pharmacy profession, career opportunities, and the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at the University of Kentucky! During this event, we will offer presentations from the dean, faculty, admissions representatives, and current students. Prospective students will also have an opportunity to ask questions of current students through a panel discussion! Tours will be provided of the new pharmacy building - the... FULL STORY
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First-Gen Living Learning Community is a Gateway, Family, Community and

Posted: 10/2/2013
First-generation college students face a myriad of unique obstacles; as the first people in their families to attend college, their experiences are inherently different from those of other students.  As such, the UK Office of First Generation Initiatives serves to support these students by addressing needs, skill sets and support mechanisms specific to first-gen students.  “The major finding in my research that guides our office is that first-generation students lack the ‘college student role’ – the knowledge of how to make it in the system,” Matthew Deffendall, director of First Generation Initiatives, said.  “Even if you remove all other factors –... FULL STORY
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Center for Clinical and Translational Science Announces Pilot Funding

Posted: 10/2/2013
The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Pilot Funding Program announces recipients of its most recent round of pilot funding in the Collaborative Category. The mission of the Pilot Funding Program is to offer opportunities and resources necessary to support innovative intervention and early stage and collaborative research approaches in clinical and translational studies, and to promote the development of new methodologies and tools relevant to the health challenges and disparities faced by the citizens of Kentucky, Appalachia, and other rural populations. Since its inception in 2007, the CCTS Pilot Funding Program has provided... FULL STORY
Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Markey Cancer Center

20th Annual KPBRN and Community Faculty Collaborative Conference is coming!

Posted: 9/25/2013
This annual conference is offered free of charge to honor and support health professionals who provide clinical education and/or participate in community/campus collaborative research w/the University, Medical Center administration, faculty and professional staff and regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC) colleagues and partners.
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UK HealthCare, ARH and AHC Celebrate Partnership in Eastern Kentucky

Posted: 9/19/2013
Community leaders and local health care providers joined representatives of Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), Appalachian Heart Center (AHC), and UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart Institute Monday to celebrate a new partnership that will deliver the highest quality and state-of-the-art cardiovascular care to residents of Eastern Kentucky.  Hazard Mayor Nan Gorman welcomed more than 150 people to the event held at the ARH Medical Mall.  Remarks were provided by UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto; Joe Grossman, president and CEO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare; UK Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Michael Karpf; Dr. Susan Smyth, chief of cardiovascular medicine... FULL STORY
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UK Preview Nights Bring UK to Communities Across the Region

Posted: 9/10/2013
Faculty and staff from various UK colleges and departments will hit the road over the next several weeks to share a little bit of UK with communities across the Commonwealth and select cities in nearby states.  UK "see blue." Preview Nights give high school students a glimpse into the spirit of being a Wildcat, as well as into the variety of opportunities UK offers.  The first event kicks off in Lexington Tuesday, Sept 3, at the Lexington Convention Center.   View full article  
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The STEM Crisis Is a Myth

Posted: 9/10/2013
Forget the dire predictions of a looming shortfall of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians. You must have seen the warning a thousand times: Too few young people study scientific or technical subjects, businesses can’t find enough workers in those fields, and the country’s competitive edge is threatened. It pretty much doesn’t matter what country you’re talking about—the United States is facing this crisis, as is Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, China,Brazil, South Africa, Singapore, India…the list goes on. In many of these countries, the predicted shortfall of STEM (short for science, technology,... FULL STORY
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16th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day Scheduled for

Posted: 9/10/2013
The University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute and the UK Saha Cardiovascular Research Center will host the 16th Annual Gill Heart Cardiovascular Research Day, Oct. 11, at the Lexington Convention Center. Gill Heart Insitute Cardiovascular Research Day annually attracts preeminent speakers in the field of cardiology and cardiovascular research. It also features a symposium for trainee researchers, a scientific poster session, and the presentation of the annual Saha Awards for medical and nursing education. This year, speakers include Dr. Peter Libby, Mallinckrodt Professor of Mmedicine and Cchief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women... FULL STORY
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College of Medicine Hosts Free Community Health Fair on Sept. 8

Posted: 9/3/2013
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine, in collaboration with the colleges of pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and public health, will host the annual free Community Health Fair from 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, at the BioPharm Building (College of Pharmacy), located at 789 South Limestone St. on UK's campus. The annual event, organized by UK College of Medicine students, targets all underrepresented, uninsured, low-income and no-income persons interested in access to free health care. Among its many services, the health fair will offer blood pressure checks, women’s health care, nutritional assessments, hearing and vision screenings, blood glucose and HbA1c... FULL STORY
Tags: Community Health Fair, Students, Undergraduate Medical Education

Town Hall to Address Alzheimer's Information

Posted: 8/16/2013
Members of the public interested in participating in research related to aging and Alzheimer's disease are invited to a town hall-style meeting to be held on Monday, Aug. 19, in Lexington. The meeting, sponsored by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place. During the town hall, participants will have the chance to hear from physicians and scientists currently engaged in research to find a cure or preventive measures for Alzheimer's disease. The researchers will describe their programs, as well as opportunities for the general public to become involved through... FULL STORY
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Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education

Posted: 7/23/2013
Effective August 1, 2013, Dr. Darrell Jennings will step down from his role as Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education to focus primarily on his role as chair in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine including the department’s acquisition of the Medical Directorship of the State Public Health Reference Lab in Frankfort. This change concludes the transition which began in August of 2012 when Dr. Jennings assumed the position of departmental chair. Dr. Jennings led the Office of Medical Education for 10 years with a focus on educational quality management and accountability, stressing a balanced approach of strategic and operational oversight.... FULL STORY
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