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Message About Coronavirus From UK's Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 24, 2020) — University of Kentucky Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Mark Newman is at the helm of UK HealthCare. In the video message above, Newman addresses the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and emphasizes that UK HealthCare's No.1  priority is the safety and health of its patients, people and the entire Kentucky community. For more information visit:  

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.