Campus Walk Video: UK College of Medicine

Campus Walk Video: UK College of Medicine

Campus Walk Video: UK College of Medicine.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 28, 2019) — The responsibility of leading the charge to educate a new generation of health care providers, researchers and leaders isn’t something University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean Robert DiPaola takes lightly.

With the challenges facing health care today, he hopes to position UK as a national leader in solving those issues through multidisciplinary research, transformational education and advanced clinical care.

The UK College of Medicine is expanding both in terms of the research being conducted on campus and the educational opportunities offered beyond the Lexington Campus. Watch the video above to learn how this growth is designed to help the overall health of all Kentuckians.

About Robert DiPaola:

Dr. DiPaola is the dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky and vice president of clinical academic affairs for UK HealthCare. With considerable experience in the area of translational research and a primary focus on the study of prostate cancer, he was one of the earliest investigators to target the degradation of bcl-2/apoptosis and autophagy/cancer metabolism in both the laboratory and clinic as a means to restore drug sensitivity in prostate cancer. He has led clinical studies that have had impact on standards of care, including recent studies published as senior author in high impact journals including the New England Journal of Medicine (2015) and Lancet (2016).

He has also had considerable experience in leadership and administration in research, Campus Walk and education. At Rutgers he led the growth, restructuring and integration of an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center as a full-financial responsibility center within a large state university matrix; the creation and launch of a full-clinical service line co-managed with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where he also served on the board; and programmatic multidisciplinary research initiatives with an emphasis on building upon academic strengths bridging multiple schools and institutes.

As dean at the University of Kentucky, he manages all aspects of operations of the College of Medicine with approximately 1,000 full-time faculty; is leading efforts at state-wide four-year program campus expansions in Bowling Green and Northern Kentucky; is a leader on efficiency-based initiatives for clinical operations in both the hospital and practice-based settings; and has increased philanthropic funding for the College of Medicine.

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The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion two years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety and the Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for.” We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for three straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.

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This article was originally published by Amy Jones-Timoney and Kody Kiser and Brad Nally in University of Kentucky. Click here to view the original article.

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Campus Walk Video: UK College of Medicine.

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