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Ryan Quarles elected president of National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles was elected president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) at its annual meeting. “I am grateful to my counterparts in the other states for selecting me to serve as president of NASDA,” Quarles said. “2020 has been a challenging year for all industries, but especially our agriculture sector. In this role, I...

Lexington physician Dr. Dale Toney becomes KMA president; has practiced medicine for 30 years

Dale Toney, M.D., a Lexington internist, became the 170th president of the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) over the weekend during the organization’s annual meeting, which was held virtually for the first time in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. KMA members also elected three other officers during the 2020 meeting. Neal Moser, M.D., of Crestview Hills was elected president-elect, Michael Kuduk,...

UofL researchers part of $17 million investment to fast-track studies on effects of vaping, nicotine

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville The American Heart Association is investing nearly $17 million to fund a two-year research initiative, ENACT (End Nicotine Addiction in Children and Teens), led by a national network of scientists focusing on the health impacts of e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems on youth and young adults. As part of this network, researchers at the University...

Louisville COVID-19 antibody initiative receives $1.5 million to expand testing, launch ‘virus radar’

By Betty Coffman University of Louisville The Co-Immunity Project, a groundbreaking collaboration to track and curb COVID-19 in Kentucky, has received $1.5 million from the James Graham Brown Foundation, as well as additional gifts, to expand community coronavirus testing and launch a public ”virus radar” for understanding its spread. “We are deeply grateful for this timely philanthropic support...

FNU’s Dr. Catherine Collins-Fulea named president of American College of Nurse-Midwives

Catherine Collins-Fulea, an assistant professor at Frontier Nursing University, was officially inducted as the new president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) at the organization’s annual meeting on May 31. ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. Collins-Fulea, who also received her Doctor...

Republic Bank appoints Logan Pichel as new president; arrives from Regions Bank in Alabama

Republic Bank & Trust Company Chairman and CEO Steve Trager announced Tuesday that Logan Pichel has been appointed as the Bank’s new president. “It is an exciting time for Republic Bank, as we continue to explore new areas, enhance our financial service capabilities and increase access for customers,” said Trager. Steve Trager“I’m delighted Logan will join our team. His appointment as...

Oleka selected as president of Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities

After an extensive search, the Board of Directors of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) has named OJ Oleka as its next president. Oleka, who currently serves as Chief of Staff for Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball, will assume his duties as AIKCU president on Dec. 1. Oleka succeeds Gary S. Cox, Ph.D., who is retiring after serving as AIKCU president since...

Sebastian Torres to give lecture, ‘Free Speech in the Age of Donald Trump,’ at Campbellsville University

By Scarlett Birge Campbellsville University Sebastian Torres, president of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, will speak at the first Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) event of the fall semester at Campbellsville University on Sept. 17. Torres will elaborate on “Free Speech in the Age of Donald Trump” at 5:30 p.m. in the Badgett Academic Support Center...

LaGrange resident William ‘B.J.’ Senior elected as president of Campbellsville Board of Alumni

William “B.J.” Senior, a resident of LaGrange, has been elected as the 2019 president of the Campbellsville University Board of Alumni. The Board of Alumni is a group of Campbellsville graduates appointed to create an environment that keeps alumni connected with Campbellsville and to raise money for student scholarships. As president of the Board of Alumni, Senior will preside over the...

Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Jennifer Nolan named president of Saint Joseph Mount Sterling

CHI Saint Joseph Health CEO Bruce Tassin announced Tuesday that Jennifer Nolan has been named president of Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. Nolan is also the president of Flaget Memorial Hospital, which she has led since September 2017. Nolan will work with the leadership team led by Cinda Fluke, M.Ed., BSN, RN, NEA-bc, vice president of Hospital Operations at Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. Jennifer Nolan“Jennifer...

Mayor Jim Gray gives key to the city to new president, CEO of Hospice of the Bluegrass

Liz Fowler, Hospice of the Bluegrass President and CEO and Jim Gray, Lexington Mayor (Photo provided)   Liz Fowler recently moved to Kentucky to become president and CEO of Hospice of the Bluegrass.   Lexington Mayor Jim Gray presented her with a key to the city.   To see more on KyForward, read Hospice of the Bluegrass names public health administrator from Florida its new president.       From...

The Henderson Community Foundation names new officers, praises new president

  The Henderson Community Foundation announced its new officers and members for the 2014-15 year.   The new executive leadership consists of Chase Fulcher as president, Dawn Kelsey as vice president, Curt Hamilton as secretary and Wes Sights as treasurer.   Hamilton and Sights both retained their elected officer seats with Fulcher replacing Chris Smith as president and Kelsey replacing...

Date set for public forum for the search for new president and CEO of LexArts

  LexArts wants to hear what the public has to say as they look for a new president and CEO.   An integral part of the search process is determining what role the new leader will play.   As such, the search committee and LexArts’ contracted search firm, Management Consultants for the Arts, have determined that a public discussion is in order.   The panel will be moderated...