LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2010) - Members of the Kentucky Legislature joined Dr. Jay Perman, University of Kentucky College of Medicine dean and vice president for clinical affairs, for a photo in their white coats at the state capitol Wednesday, Jan. 20. Representative Rocky Adkins, Rep. Susan Westrom, Rep. Carl Rollins, Rep. Ruth Ann Palumbo, Dean Perman, Rep. Tayna Pullin, Rep. David Floyd, Rep. Arnold Simpson, Rep. Bill Farmer, Rep. Bob DeWeese, Rep. John Will Stacy, and Rep. Sannie Overly (from left to right) stand with their white coats they received upon graduating from the University of Kentucky’s first Legislative Mini-Medical School this past October.
Attendees of the program not available for the photograph include: Sen. Tom Buford, Sen. Julie Denton, Rep. Jeff Hoover, Sec. Janie Miller, Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry, Sen. Tim Shaughnessy, Sen. Kathy Stein, Sen. Damon Thayer, Sen. Johnny Ray Turner, and Sen. Ken Winters.
Future mini-medical schools are being planned by the college in 2010 as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary. The UK College of Medicine celebrates educating the best physicians, providing outstanding care in both urban and rural communities, and conducting breakthrough biomedical research. The college gives rise to innovative change that positively impacts the Commonwealth—both economically and through quality health care.