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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. 

Global Health Case Competition Showcases Creativity and Teamwork

Nine multi-disciplinary student teams gathered on Saturday, January 24, in the College of Pharmacy to compete in the first-annual Global Health Case Competition.   This competition was hosted by the Global Health Initiative, whose goal is to provide...

UK’s First Global Health Case Competition Will Help Address Global Challenges

The University of Kentucky Global Health Initiative is pleased to announce its first-annual Global Health Case Competition, which will take place on January 24, from 9 a.m till 3 p.m. in the College of Pharmacy. There will be a reception following...

Attend the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale

The Global Health & Innovation Conference (#GHIC) is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55...

UK’s Global Health Initiatives Explores the Curious Case of Cuba

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2015) — UK’s Global Health Initiative is hosting a lecture about the success of Cuba’s health care system in spite of its economy.   The lecture, titled “The Curious Case of Cuba,” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Friday...

Helping Babies Breathe in Honor of Taylor Davis
Helping Babies Breathe - Remembering Taylor Davis

Helping Babies Breathe Training In Honor of Taylor Davis by UK College of Nursing faculty Hartley Feld Helping Babies Breathe is a neonatal resuscitation curriculum for resource-limited circumstances. It was developed on the premise that...

UK Public Health Gains New Insights From Africa

Four University of Kentucky graduate students from the College of of Public Health spent one month in Zimbabwe this past summer working with local nutritionists and teaching courses at Africa University.  Located near the city of Mutare, Africa...

UK HealthCare Pediatric Team Brings Guatemalan Child Closer to a Normal Life

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2014) — After Cony Puac delivered her daughter Evany, birthing attendants placed the newborn in her arms and cleared the room.  Born in a remote Guatemalan village surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes, even in the first...

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...

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...