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UK alum among ‘The Ebola Fighters’ recognized as Time Person of the Year

(From Time Magazine. To see the rest of the Time article, click here.)     University of Kentucky graduate Mosoka Fallah is one of the Ebola fighters in West Africa named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.   A native of Liberia, Fallah received his bachelor’s degree in his home country and a master’s degree from Kent State University in the United States. He studied...

For the first time, twins going their separate ways to pursue differing medical careers

Brett, left, and Blake Dickens will soon go their separate ways – Blake to pursue a career in dentistry; Brett a career in medicine. (Photo from UKNow)   By Ann Blackford Special to KyForward   The Dickens’ twins look alike, have similar taste in food, listen to the same music, and enjoy outdoor activities. They are both good in math and science, both earned a bachelor’s...

UK Community Health Fair provides free services to low-income, others without access

The Community Health Fair targets underrepresented, uninsured, low-income and no-income persons. (Photo from UKNow)   By Kristi Lopez Special to KyForward   The University of Kentucky College of Medicine, in collaboration with the colleges of pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and public health, will host the annual free Community Health Fair from 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, at the BioPharm Building...

From Marshall County to Mayo Clinic: UK medical student’s journey is dream come true

UK medical student Clayton Spiceland and his wife, Lauren, will be moving to Rochester, Minn., next month, where Clayton will begin a three-year residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic.   By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   As the first person in his family to attend college, 26-year-old University of Kentucky medical student Clayton Spiceland has set the bar pretty high.   Spiceland...

Speaking second language shows benefits
to the aging brain, new UK study shows

(Photo from UKNow) Older adults who have spoken two languages since childhood are faster than single-language speakers at switching from one task to another, according to a study conducted at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.   The study also found that lifelong bilinguals show different patterns of brain activity than their monolingual counterparts when making the switch.   The...