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Lexington teenager, future doctor flourishes despite rare illness

LEXINGTON, KY. (March 27, 2024) — In many ways, Treasure Newton is your typical 17-year-old.   She loves hanging out with her friends and family, trying new recipes and doing her makeup. But unlike most teens, she knows exactly what she wants to be when she grows up. She has an entire career plan mapped out, shaped by a lifetime of being a patient in the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic. 

ISC senior named 'Most Promising Multicultural Student' by American Advertising Federation

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2024) — Audrey Meulehe, senior integrated strategic communication major in the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, has been named to the 2024 class of the American Advertising Federation’s "Most Promising Multicultural Students" program.

The Disruptors: 6 UK alums talk advancing Kentucky during Women's History Month

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 25, 2024) — From the distilling industry to policy making, University of Kentucky alumnae are not just preserving Kentucky traditions — they’re rewriting them.   Shannon Arvin, J.D., Maggie Davis, Tia Edwards, Ouita Michel, Crystal Staley and Tukea Talbert, D.N.P., offer a glimpse into the diverse experiences of women as they shatter glass ceilings and pave the way for future generations of women.

First-gen medical student ready to tackle next adventure – residency

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 12, 2024) Northern Kentucky has always been home for Dillon Powell, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Raised in Independence, Kentucky, he attended Simon Kenton High School and Thomas More University. When the UK College of Medicine opened its Northern Kentucky Campus in 2019, he knew that was where he wanted to go for medical school.

'Behind the Blue': Gerald Smith discusses the 60th anniversary of the March on Frankfort

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 4, 2024) — On March 5, 1964, following the postponement of legislation aimed at eliminating segregation in public accommodations in Kentucky, some 10,000 residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky came together with notable civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson, to participate in a March on Frankfort. This interracial protest was designed to exert pressure on the governor, urging support for a more robust legislative proposal.

Recognizing women making impact, advancing Kentucky during Women’s History Month

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2024) — Throughout March, the University of Kentucky is spotlighting “Women Making History” across academia, health care, research and beyond. From the distilling industry to policy making, University of Kentucky women are not just preserving Kentucky traditions — they’re rewriting them.  Whether they are students, faculty, staff or graduates, these inspirational women are leading their fields and impacting the lives of Kentuckians through their talents, work and research.

Son inspired by College of Education grad dad to pursue health career, advance Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2024) — Former University of Kentucky Football player Harold Dennis is drawn to opportunities to impact the lives of others — through his career in health care and willingness to share his life’s story. His son Trey Dennis is among those impacted.   Trey grew up hearing his father speak publicly about how, at age 14, he faced extraordinary circumstances. Trey also saw how working in patient care and medical sales gave his father’s career purpose.

‘Research Made Possible’ podcast: Conner discusses HIV prevention in older Black women

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2024) — When Laneshia Conner was in graduate school, an instructor told her that she had great questions. From there, she says she began to find that she had more questions than answers. In this “Research Made Possible” podcast produced by Research Communications, Conner discusses her work that is centered on improving scientific knowledge about HIV prevention for older Black women.  

UK students part of project using digital tools to bring stories of enslaved people to light

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2024) — When Tantalissia Champs and James Lin registered for a slavery and records practicum taught by Kathryn Newfont in the fall of 2023, they had no idea how impactful their experience would be.

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