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UK’s GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE HOSTS GLOBAL HEALTH LECTURE SERIES “Health: Our Behavior and Our Environment”

The University of Kentucky, Global Health Initiative, is pleased to co-sponsor Dr. Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS from Johns Hopkins University to initiate our Global Health Lecture Series on November 6, 2013 from Noon to 1pm. The event will be held in the Pavilion A Auditorium of the Albert B. Chandler Hospital and is free and open to the public. Dr. Sommer will be delivering The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Medicine.

Students from Saudi Arabia visit UK College of Pharmacy

Six students from Jazan University, in Saudi Arabia, spent four weeks studying clinical pharmacy at UK’s top-ranked College of Pharmacy.

Jazan University, a public research university based in the city of Jazan, which rests by the Red Sea on the southwest coast of Saudi Arabia, is the first clinical pharmacy college in Saudi Arabia to offer the doctor of pharmacy degree.

UK Student Reflects on Medical Rotation in South Africa

As one University of Kentucky graduate prepared to leave campus, she reflected on one of her favorite experiences during her eight years at UK — traveling to South Africa on a medical rotation.

UK College of Medicine student Elaine Patterson was accustomed to studying abroad, having traveled to Ecuador and Denmark while in college. However, there was one other place she had always wanted to see.

UK Delegation Visits Cuba, Learns About its Healthcare System

A delegation of 20 UK students, hospital administrators, faculty and staff recently returned from Cuba, where through an Education Abroad program they explored the country’s unique health care system.

The delegation, led by Peter Berres, retired assistant dean for student affairs in the College of Health Sciences, and Claudia Hopenhayn, associate professor in the College of Public Health, met with a broad range of health care professionals, from family doctors to some of the top medical specialists in the country.

Cardiologists Visit Oman to Discuss Global Health Care, Lung Cancer and Heart Disease

Dr. Sibu Saha and Dr. Thomas Whayne, physicians at UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute, recently visited the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital in Oman to participate in discussions with university physicians on global health care, lung cancer and heart disease.

Saha, who is a professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and chair of the directors council for Gill Heart Institute, discussed the challenges of health care for developing nations and the current obstacles in the global health care system.

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 you join what is always a wonderful team for an amazing brigade experience.

UK Students Bring Renewable Energy Technology to Africa

While Americans may complain about fuel prices, the availability and access to transportation fuel is something that most can take for granted. Several University of Kentucky College of Engineering students from the Paducah campus recently learned that is not necessarily so in other areas of the world.

UK Among Universities Fighting World Hunger

The University of Kentucky, in collaboration with 150 other institutions across the nation, is leading an effort to combat world hunger.

Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH), a partnership program initiated by Auburn University and the UN World Food Programme, was founded to develop and implement action agendas for students and faculty across the globe. The program aims to increase hunger awareness, fundraising, advocacy and academic initiatives, to create a leading university community fully engaged in the effort to eliminate world hunger.

UK's Shoulder to Shoulder Global Recognized as Exemplary Program

What began as a small medical mission trip to Ecuador  in 2002 for a group of pediatric medical residents led by Dr. Thomas Young, professor of pediatrics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has evolved over the years into a large multidisciplinary, interprofessional partnership between UK and the local community working together to discover new and improved ways to teach, learn, and serve vulnerable and resource-poor communities in Ecuador.

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