University of Kentucky

Qualifying UK medical students in rural provider program to get scholarships

BY: - November 16, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky are giving medical students on a path to serve rural areas seven scholarships worth $100,000 in total.  Fourth year students in UK’s Rural Physician Leadership Program will benefit from this money, UK said. They need to demonstrate financial […]

University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center makes history with national designation 

BY: - September 15, 2023

Anna Cox had just graduated from the University of Kentucky when she was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2018.  She first sought emergency care for a “wrenching abdominal pain.” It turned out to be related to stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.  Cox was treated at the university’s Markey Cancer […]

Kentucky researchers to examine neighborhood health

BY: - August 1, 2023

LOUISVILLE – Eighteen months from now, Kentucky researchers hope to know how to diagnose neighborhoods in much the same way doctors diagnose illnesses in the human body.  A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant of $500,000 will fund a Louisville-based neighborhood study, featuring researchers from Simmons College of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, leaders from […]

Kentucky researcher helps link intimate partner violence with diabetes risk

BY: - July 18, 2023

People who experience intimate partner violence or the threat of it are much more likely to end up with diabetes, according to a new study published by a University of Kentucky researcher and others.  Experiencing violence, abuse and neglect as adults and children increased the risk of adult-onset diabetes in women and men by 23% […]

FDA approves Alzheimer’s disease treatment under clinical trial at University of Kentucky

BY: - July 7, 2023

A key antibody treatment in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, which the University of Kentucky has been studying, just got a full green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  The approval, which came out Thursday afternoon, means that many Kentuckians with mild cognitive impairment may enjoy an extension of their quality of life.  […]

Resistance was everywhere in Kentucky. Enslavers advertised it daily.

BY: - July 4, 2023

LEXINGTON — Throughout the late spring of this year a group of nine University of Kentucky students did work that no one had ever done before.  They scrolled through digital copies of early Kentucky newspapers, looking for advertisements seeking the return of people who had fled slavery, to record and preserve them. “Ran away last […]

University of Kentucky’s $6.8 billion budget is largest ever, driven by health care

BY: - June 16, 2023

The University of Kentucky’s largest ever budget, approved Friday at $6.8 billion, includes a huge chunk dedicated to health care expansion.  Of the budget, almost $4 billion will go back into the university’s health care system. Part of that, UK said, is because of its 2022 acquisition of King’s Daughters hospital in Ashland.  Additionally, UK […]

Grant provides scholarship funding for special education master’s degree

BY: - May 30, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Education has funding available for individuals interested in earning a Master of Science (M.S.) in special education (moderate and severe disabilities), according to a news release from UK.  Funds for the program are from the Training InterdisciPLinary Educators to Support High-Needs Populations (TRIPLETS) grant, awarded to UK by the U.S. […]

The late Bill Gatton’s latest gift to his alma mater is the largest in University of Kentucky history

BY: - May 25, 2023

LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky on Thursday announced a $100 million gift, the largest in UK’s history, to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The gift is from the Bill Gatton Foundation, endowed by the late Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton, a businessman, investor and UK alum who gave generously to his alma mater. […]


Daniel Cameron enemy of open government

BY: - May 25, 2023

What would a Daniel Cameron gubernatorial administration look like through the lens of Kentucky’s open government laws? In a word: opaque. Since taking office as attorney general in December 2019, Cameron has established a track record of disdain for the public’s interest in free and open examination of public records and the formation of public […]

COVID-19 national emergency declaration ending. Virus is still here.

BY: - May 11, 2023

LOUISVILLE – The national COVID-19 public health emergency declaration expired Thursday, but Kentucky health experts caution that the virus isn’t gone. “We have to remember that the disease has not gone away,” said Dr. Dan Goulson, the chief medical officer for CHI Saint Joseph Health. He spoke during a Thursday press conference featuring several Kentucky […]


University of Kentucky should pay student workers what they’re worth: $15 an hour

BY: - April 18, 2023

In 2020 with pressure from the wall-to-wall union United Campus Workers of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky raised its minimum wage for all regular employees to $15 an hour. Notably left out of that pay increase were undergraduate workers, who UK relies on for critical jobs across campus: operating desks at residence halls, assisting with […]