Kentucky, like most states nationwide, is experiencing a shortage of qualified nurses. For UK HealthCare, which sees some of the sickest and most severely injured patients in the Commonwealth, this presents a particular problem. But UK HealthCare is working to combat the shortage by offering a wide variety of recruitment incentives and professional development opportunities.
Dr. Colleen Swartz
Congratulations to Dr. Colleen Swartz, the chief nurse executive and chief administrative officer at UK HealthCare, for her recent induction into the UK College of Nursing Hall of Fame!
Dr. Swartz earned her bachelor's degree in nursing in 1987 and her doctoral degree in nursing practice in 2011 from the UK College of ...more
UK College of Pharmacy Dean Kip Guy's research focuses on drug discovery and development for neglected diseases, particularly those that affect pediatric patients. Coming to UK from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, much of his work has focused on fighting malaria, a major killer of children, as well as pediatric cancers including ependymoma, leukemia and medulloblastoma.
Newly published findings from UK faculty reveal a novel cell signaling interaction that may prevent a key step in lung cancer progression.
Kentucky continues to lead the nation in incidence and death rates from lung cancer, and the UK College of Pharmacy is committed to reducing these numbers.
Lung cancers are often diagnosed in later stages, with very few treatment options ...more
Dr. Gretchen Wells
Written by Dr. Gretchen Wells, director UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute’s Women’s Heart Health Program
Most people don't realize that the power to prevent many diseases is in their own hands.
By exercising – even a little – and quitting smoking, you greatly reduce your risk for diabetes, heart disease and even dementia. But ...more