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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 in the College of Pharmacy.
 
This innovative student competition will rally students from various UK colleges to form interdisciplinary teams that will develop strategies to address a critical global health challenge.
 

Senior Advisor for USAID to Present 'Let Girls Learn: Education in Developing Countries'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2014) Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at the U.S. Agency for International Development, will visit the University of Kentucky on Thursday, November 20, as part of UK's International Education Week.

Speaking at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Vilsack will discuss USAID’s education strategy in her presentation titled, "Let Girls Learn: Education in Developing Countries."

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 University (AU) enrolls nearly 1,200 students, representing 22 African nations. The private university was established in 1988, and hosted the UK students for the duration of their stay.

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. 

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

Mosaka FallahTracking 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.

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 positioned to help move the university in an aggressive pursuit of internationalization.

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 hours before UK's football game against the University of Louisiana Monroe. The tent will be located near the corner of University Drive and Cooper Drive, see map below.

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 the cheap plastic surrounding him.

Autism, the doctors and special educators think.

"Reciprocity" is a problem here, says Dr. Dan Larrow, a developmental pediatrician at the University of Kentucky. That means the boy doesn't respond to stimuli such as someone calling his name.

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.

Kentucky Dentist Provides an X-ray of Hope

Dr. Winnie Boling, DMD, is an alumni of the May 2008, August 2011 and March 2014 brigades. Dr. Winnie operates a cosmetic and family dentistry practice in LaGrange, Kentucky. Her business has been built on the dream of serving the community.

Winnie’s efforts to serve the community in Santo Domingo, Ecuador has resulted in dramatic improvements in oral care for the area that STSG serves.

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