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Some stories require a little more – a little more discussion, more context, more depth and breadth. 

That’s the idea behind “Behind the Blue” – a weekly podcast created by UK Strategic Communications. It is designed to explore through probing interviews the in-depth the stories that make UK the university for Kentucky and that have impact across the institution, the Commonwealth and, in some cases, the world. 

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Mar 28, 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 27, 2024) – Four years ago, the world at large became more familiar with the field of health care known as “critical care” when the COVID-19 pandemic led to unprecedented numbers of patients being admitted to hospital intensive care units.

Dr. Ashley Montgomery-Yates, a critical care...

Mar 21, 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 21, 2024) – The Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN) is a collaborative team that advocates to empower communities impacted by disability. Their focus is improving the quality of life for all. The organization is directed under the University of Kentucky College of Health...

Mar 15, 2024

 LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 15, 2024) – Dr. Tessa London-Bounds, a cardiothoracic surgeon at UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart & Vascular Institute, had two vastly different breastfeeding experiences as a resident and later as an attending surgeon. Variations in workplace support, along with access to technology and...

Mar 7, 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 7, 2024) – On March 11th, UK’s James B. Beam Institute will host their annual Beam Institute Industry Conference, where hundreds of distillers, researchers, distillery and supporting industry employees gather for 3 days of learning and information exchange in Kentucky’s signature industry.

Mar 1, 2024

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2024) On March 5th, 1964, following the postponement of legislation aimed at eliminating segregation in public accommodations in Kentucky, some 10,000 residents of the Commonwealth came together with notable civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jackie Robinson to...