Education News - Fall 2016

Education News - Fall 2016

The UofL School of Medicine welcomed 156 members to the class of 2020 at the school’s 2016 White Coat Ceremony on July 24. The students received a white coat and a stethoscope, gifts from the Greater Louisville Medical Society and School of Medicine alumni. After donning their coats, the students read the Declaration of Geneva, pledging to serve humanity and honor the traditions of the medical profession. See more photos at the link.…/133728225@N05/sets/72157670519896940

In addition, a record high 52 students enrolled in graduate programs within the School of Medicine.


Environmental Health Training Program obtains $2.4 million renewal grant

The UofL Environmental Training Program, supported by a T32 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, has been renewed for a third five-year term. The program trains pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students in environmental research. Beginning with this term, Gavin Arteel, Ph.D., will direct the program. David Hein, Ph.D., directed the program for the first two terms.


First Cohort of Health and Social Justice Scholars Announced

One student from each of the four Health Sciences Center schools was selected to the inaugural cohort of Health and Social Justice Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic year. Our first scholars include:

  • Ashton Green, School of Dentistry
  • Mallika Sabharwal, School of Medicine
  • Jade Montanez, School of Nursing
  • Diana Kuo, School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Scholars will conduct interprofessional, community-based re-search along with a faculty mentor, participate in community service projects and attend monthly discussions. In addition, the scholars will receive annual financial support of $10,000 toward their education programs. Scholars are expected to continue in the program for three years. The first year of programming kicks off for scholars on August 27.


Medical student Michael Lovelace wins AAFP leadership award for financial planning tool for young physicians


Two Fulbright Scholars to do research in Africa, MacKenzie Flynn and Jessica Eaton


Medical students earn award for plan for physician well being