University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), an alliance of the nation’s leading nonprofit academic medical centers, has named UK HealthCare among the 2013 recipients of the Rising Star Award during the UHC Annual Conference 2013 in Atlanta.

The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science will host the 2nd Annual UK Clinical Research Education Day on Friday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UK Chandler Hospital, Pavilion H North Lobby (outside of the administration offices).

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine, in collaboration with the colleges of pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, health sciences and communications, is preparing to host the annual free community health fair which provides services to underrepresented and uninsured residents in Lexington and the surrounding area.

In January, an advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration recommended tighter controls and greater scrutiny be placed on hydrocodone, one of the most widely abused pain medications in the United States, by reclassifying it from Schedule III to the more restrictive Schedule II.


The University of Kentucky's Dr. Henry C. Vasconez was elected the president of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) at the annual meeting in New Orleans on Oct. 29.

Vasconez serves as the William S. Farish Chair of Plastic Surgery and as a professor of surgery and pediatrics in the UK College of Medicine.

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