News

Markey's new Halcyon treatment system is designed to deliver precise image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy up to four times faster than standard technology.

Newly Renovated Radiation Medicine Expansion at Markey Now Open

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s Department of Radiation Medicine recently completed a major renovation, including the installation of new cutting-edge technology.The renovation includes a new...

Tags -

Posted - Nov 15Read More

Nurse practitioner Joanne Brown has made it her goal to support and advocate for her LGBTQ* patients. Pete Comparoni l UK Photo.

UHS Nurse is Changing the Narrative Surrounding Transgender Health

Students face challenges today that generations before them couldn’t even dream of. From using technology in the classroom to the pressures they feel from social media, the college experience today is...

Tags -

Posted - Nov 15Read More

Photo by Alex Slitz /Lexington Herald-Leader: The Curs Crum Reservoir in Martin County, Ky., on Oct. 2, 2018

CLIK Participant’s Report on Eastern Kentucky Water Affordability Crisis Receives National Attention

A recently published a report on the failing water system of Martin County in Eastern Kentucky finds that almost half of the county’s residents cannot afford their current water service. Residents and county...

Tags -

Posted - Nov 13Read More

Navy Officers Find Bond as 'Wildcats'

Capt. Eric Stedje-Larsen, MD, and Cmdr. Ryan Phillips, MD, had worked with one another in the Navy for years, but on opposite sides of the country, Dr. Stedje-Larsen on the east coast in Portsmouth, Va., and...

Tags -

Posted - Nov 8Read More

Bowling Green Campus Leads Navy Veteran Toward New Career Path

Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Sherrod’s final duty before closing his 10-year Navy career was as a recruiter, traveling across the region to teach young, prospective military members about the opportunities...

Tags -

Posted - Nov 8Read More

After Scare on the Battlefield, Army Veteran Inspired to Pursue Medical School

Sgt. Everett Curry enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry in 2004 when he was 18 years old and worked his way up to becoming a sniper, a job that put him on the frontlines.During his first deployment, a nine-month...

Tags -

Posted - Nov 8Read More

New Northern Kentucky Campus Provides 'Blessing' for Marine

Staff Sgt. Sean Thornton joined the Marine Corps in 2009 for a variety of reasons. He wanted to serve his country. He wanted to continue the tradition within his family. He also wanted to improve himself, both...

Tags -

Posted - Nov 8Read More

Lance Cpl. Benjamin Shaw: From Rocket Launchers to Alzheimer's Research

For Lance Cpl. Benjamin Shaw, enlisting in the military was almost inevitable. Dedication to serving the country ran in his family.Something else was also a significant part of his family history: autoimmune...

Tags -

Posted - Nov 8Read More

Sound Off - A discussion on best practices for working with the LGBTQ* community in mental health and substance use treatment settings. Nov 7, 2019 5:30-7:30

UK's Transform Health Clinic Hosts 'Sound Off'

A developing issue within the health care realm is understanding what it means to be transgender inclusive. UK HealthCare’s Transform Health Clinic is hosting an event to discuss what it means to be...

Tags -

Posted - Nov 6Read More

The "Unbelievable" Panel Discussion will take place Nov. 11. Flyer courtesy of: UK College of Law.

UK Law to Host Panel of Experts for 'Unbelievable' Discussion

The University of Kentucky College of Law will host a panel comprising experienced professionals including prosecutors, advocates, social workers, trauma therapists, journalists and psychologists to discuss...

Tags -

Posted - Nov 5Read More

After receiving his third pacemaker, 13-year-old Jeremiah is happy and healthy and ready to play.

After Successful Treatment, KCH Patient's Heart is 'Happy'

Ask 13-year-old Jeremiah Zurowski how he’s feeling and his one-word reply speaks volumes.“Happy.”And he is happy. He talks excitedly about his favorite movies and playing with his brothers. He’s generous with...

Tags -

Posted - Nov 4Read More

Eric S. Bensadoun, MD, FRCPC, MPH

What You Need to Know About Screening for Lung Cancer

The leading cause of cancer death in both men and women the United States is lung cancer. Unfortunately, Kentucky is home the highest incidence and death rate from lung cancer in the country. The American...

Tags -

Posted - Nov 4Read More

Dean DiPaola, Dr. Studts honored with MediStar Awards

The 2019 MediStar Awards honored University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean Robert S. DiPaola, MD, and Jamie L. Studts, Ph.D., professor in the UK College of Medicine Department of Behavioral Science. ...

Tags - Behavioral Science, MediStar, Lung Cancer, Northern Kentucky Campus, College of Medicine Bowling Green Campus

Posted - Nov 1Read More

Lindi Campbell photographed at Everybody Fights, Lexington, Ky. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo

Lung Cancer Survivor Unites Others in Fight Against the Disease

Picking up a thick set of battle ropes, Lindi Campbell crouches down and knocks out smooth sets of traditional alternating waves, slams and in-and-out waves, pausing only for a moment between sets to shake out...

Tags -

Posted - Oct 31Read More

College of Medicine Faculty Named 'Emerging Leaders' by AAHPM

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is proud to share that two of our faculty members, Lindsay Ragsdale, MD, and Jessica McFarlin, MD, have been named Emerging Leaders in Hospice and Palliative...

Tags - Palliative Medicine, Pediatrics, Neurology

Posted - Oct 30Read More

Dr. Swope receiving her award at the FCN Gala on Oct. 18, 2019

Swope Recognized as 'Pioneering Physician' at the UK College of Medicine

Dr. Marian Swope has done it all:  University of Kentucky College of Medicine graduate, professor and a pioneering physician. She was recently recognized at the College’s first Faculty of Color Network (FCN)...

Tags -

Posted - Oct 30Read More