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Coach Cal, Mark Newman Talk Teamwork

John Calipari and Mark Newman discuss why health care is the ultimate team sport.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2021) On the court or in a clinical setting, it takes a team to make magic happen.

Recently, University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Head Coach John Calipari and UK Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Mark Newman, M.D., sat down to talk about UK HealthCare’s role in taking care of the people of Kentucky and what it takes to build and lead a true team.

As Newman is fond of saying, “Health care is the ultimate team sport.” Learn more about what these two leaders — and their respective teams — have done in the past year to try to keep Kentuckians safe and healthy.

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.