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Global Health at UK

The Global Health Initiative of the University of Kentucky is focused on advancing research, educational programs, and service learning for our faculty and students, with the goal of improving the health of people throughout the world and promoting health equity. 

UK Grad Tracking Ebola in Liberian Slums Featured in The New York Times

Tracking the spread of the deadly Ebola virus from person to person in Liberia's crowded capital Monrovia has proved a difficult task for emergency officials who are working to contain the disease. But despite the known risk of exposure to the virus...

Barnes Helps Lead UK Internationalization Efforts

She may not have realized it at the time, but when Beth Barnes came to the University of Kentucky in 2003 as the new director of School of Journalism and Telecommunications in the UK College of Communication and Information, she was already...

Save the Date! International Tent/Tailgate Party

All international alumni, Education Abroad alumni, IHP families, faculty, staff and students are invited to a celebration of UK’s international family. The International Tent/Tailgate Party will take place on Saturday, October 11, at 10 a.m., two...

Medical brigade from Lexington travels to India to care for 'special children'

Wearing a bright orange shirt that reflects his exuberance, a 6-year-old throws around all the toys he can reach in a cramped, dingy room without air conditioning. He won't respond to his name, Harshit, but he likes all the noises he can make with...

UK Medical Students Observe Cuba's Socialized Health Care System

The flight from Miami to Havana, Cuba, only lasted about 50 minutes - a short trip to a country that seemed so distant from America for a group of 16 first-year University of Kentucky College of Medicine students. During a trip to learn about Cuba's...

Tentative Dates Set for 2015 Brigades to Ecuador

Save the dates...The 2015 brigades to Santo Domingo, Ecuador have been tentatively set for March 14th - 22nd, May 15th - 24th and August 7th - 16th. Stay tuned...Applications will be available on our website in the early fall. We would love to have...

Economic Development Forum hosted by ONE

Join us for an exciting event Wednesday, April 2 at William T. Young Library. The University of Kentucky's ONE organization will host the Economic Development Forum to discuss global poverty, developing economically, and the role of advocacy. The...

EA Scholarship Workshop

On Tuesday, February 4 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. UK Education Abroad will host its Scholarship Workshop in the Hub of William T. Young Library.  This is a drop-in event.  Students are welcome to come any time between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. and stay as...

Human Sexuality & Sexual Health in Amsterdam

HUMAN SEXUALITY & SEXUAL HEALTH IN AMSTERDAM SUMMER 2014 • UK SPONSORED EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM • DATES: July 1 - July 18  This program will introduce students to the cultural comparative study of human sexuality and sexual health...

UK Employees Providing Hope for Haiti

For most of us, vacation days are used for relaxing, traveling, sight-seeing, or even just doing nothing. For some University of Kentucky employees, however, those vacation days are put to use serving those who are less fortunate and in need of...