On Oct. 18, during a celebration of former Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Michael Karpf and his wife, Ellen, UK President Eli Capilouto announced that the UK Albert B. Chandler Pavilion A auditorium will now be known as the Karpf Auditorium in the couple’s honor. Karpf retired in September after helping create a […]
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About UK HealthCare
UK HealthCare is the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky. But it is so much more. It is 9,000 people – physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals – all dedicated to providing the most advanced, most effective care available, not just in Kentucky but anywhere.
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In September, UK HealthCare welcomed Dr. Mark F. Newman as its new executive vice president for health affairs. An Owensboro, Ky., native, Newman comes to UK from Duke University Medical Center, where he had a distinguished career in medicine, working in anesthesiology and healthcare management. In his new role, Newman will be responsible for UK […]
When Morgan Lester tore her ACL in high school, she knew she wanted a career working with athletes. In 2016, Lester achieved her dream and completed her doctor of physical therapy, or DPT, at the UK College of Health Sciences. When Lester completed her studies, she began working full-time as a physical therapist, but kept […]
Picture this: you’re battling heart failure and meeting with your doctor to discuss treatment. Before prescribing anything, the doctor pulls up a virtual model of your heart on her computer and “treats” it with several drugs. A few moments later, she can see how your heart is doing five years down the road. Your doctor […]
Written by Robert Slocum, PhD, the narrative medicine facilitator at UK HealthCare. At the UK Integrative Medicine & Health program, our goal is to combine traditional medical therapies with other health and wellness practices to help patients achieve optimal health and healing. When a patient is diagnosed with an illness or disease, the focus is often […]
Popular cookbook author Jane Esselstyn is coming to UK HealthCare on Nov. 18 for a lecture and cooking demonstration about the benefits of a plant-based diet for heart disease prevention. Esselstyn, a former health educator, has spent most of her life advocating for a plant-based, whole-food diet. A collection of her recipes is featured in The Prevent […]
One in four women (and one in seven men) in the United States will be victims of domestic violence at some time in their lives. Domestic violence isn’t just physical – it’s a pattern of physical, verbal, sexual and psychological violence used by one partner in a relationship to gain power or control over another […]
The UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center is celebrating a significant milestone in its 10-year history with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new clinic expansion at UK HealthCare at Turfland and recognition of a recent top 50 ranking in U.S. News and World Report for patient care in endocrinology and diabetes. Since its inception in 2008, […]
Why do some people stay intellectually sharp into their 90s, while others have memory problems? Is there anything we can learn from their lifestyles that can help everyone age successfully? These are among topics to be discussed at the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging’s Markesbery Symposium on Nov. 3-4. Keynote speakers are: Dr. Claudia Kawas of the 90+ […]
Written by Dr. Jonathan Kiev, a cardiothoracic surgeon at UK HealthCare. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a potentially debilitating lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe and tends to get worse over time. There are two main types of COPD: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. If you or a loved one has been […]
- Auditorium is renamed in honor of Dr. Michael Karpf and his wife, Ellen
- Listen: Dr. Mark Newman talks about coming home to Kentucky
- New sports physical therapy residency program begins at UK
- UK team aims to create software that predicts your heart’s future
- What is narrative medicine? Our expert explains.