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Medical Education & Research

UK HealthCare encompasses six distinguished University of Kentucky health profession colleges and has a thriving research community.

    • Medical Education

      UK College of Dentistry

      The College of Dentistry offers postdoctoral programs in six fields of study. 

      Stephanos Kyrkanides, Dean 
      Phone: 859-323-1884

      UK College of Health Sciences 

      The College of Health Sciences is among the first of twelve charter schools for Allied Health in the country. 

      Scott M. Lephart, Dean 
      Phone: 859-218-0480 

      UK College of Medicine

      The College of Medicine's alumni currently practice in 88 percent of Kentucky's 120 counties and in every state of the continental United States. 

      Robert S. DiPaola, MD 
      Dean, UK College of Medicine  
      Phone: 859-323-5079

      UK College of Nursing

      The College of Nursing's faculty and professional staff provide clinical services in nearly 30 locations throughout central and eastern Kentucky. 

      Janie Heath, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN 
      Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing 
      Phone: 859-323-4857  

      UK College of Pharmacy

      The College of Pharmacy has been consistently ranked in the top ten in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for more than a decade for the quality of its academic program. 

      Kelly M. Smith, Dean 
      Phone: 859-257-2521

      UK College of Public Health

      The College of Public Health is one of over 30 established schools that provide education to students pursuing careers in public health. 

      Wayne T. Sanderson, Dean 
      Phone: 859-218-2227

      • Medical Research

        Medical advances are frequently made in a wide variety of health care disciplines. By participating in a research-based clinical trial, you can play a more active role in your health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available.

        You can also help others by contributing to medical research. Ask your physician if there are any research studies being conducted at UK that may benefit you. To help you decide, the researchers involved will explain the details of the study.