Keri Remmel, M.D., PhD, Receives KMA Educational Achievement Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 24, 2019 CONTACT: Emily Schott KMA Communications Director 502-814-1388 schott@kyma.org Keri Remmel, M.D., PhD, Receives KMA Educational Achievement Award LOUISVILLE, KY —  The Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) presented its Educational Achievement Award to Keri Remmel, M.D., PhD, of Louisville during the Leadership Dinner at the 2019 KMA Annual Meeting on Sept. 21. The award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions and achievements in the area of continuing medical education. Dr. Remmel is a

Students and Leaders of Johnson County Middle School Receive KMA Debra K. Best Outstanding Layperson Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 24, 2019 CONTACT: Emily Schott KMA Communications Director 502-814-1388 schott@kyma.org Students and Leaders of Johnson County Middle School Receive KMA Debra K. Best Outstanding Layperson Award LOUISVILLE, KY —  The Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) presented its Debra K. Best Outstanding Layperson Award to students and leadership of Johnson County Middle School during the Leadership Dinner at the 2019 KMA Annual Meeting on Sept. 21. The award is given to a non-physician or group in Kentucky who

Gordon R. Tobin, II, M.D., Receives KMA Distinguished Service Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 24, 2019 CONTACT: Emily Schott KMA Communications Director 502-814-1388 schott@kyma.org Gordon R. Tobin, II, M.D., Receives KMA Distinguished Service Award LOUISVILLE, KY —  The Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) presented its Distinguished Service Award to Gordon R. Tobin, II, M.D., of Louisville during the Leadership Dinner at the 2019 KMA Annual Meeting on Sept. 21. This award is presented annually to a KMA member who has provided outstanding service to patients, organized medicine and the community at

Glasgow Physician R. Brent Wright, M.D., MMM, Installed as KMA President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 24, 2019 CONTACT: Emily Schott KMA Director of Communications 502-814-1388 schott@kyma.org Glasgow Physician R. Brent Wright, M.D., MMM, Installed as KMA President 2019 Annual Meeting Also Honors Award Recipients, Program Graduates LOUISVILLE, KY—R. Brent Wright, M.D., MMM, a Glasgow family medicine physician, was installed as the 169th President of the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) on Sept. 21 during the organization’s Annual Meeting in Louisville. KMA members also elected four other officers during the 2019 Annual Meeting.

KMA to Honor Contributions to Medicine, Public Health with Awards Recognition During 2019 Annual Meeting

Posted September 17, 2019 During its 2019 Annual Meeting later this week, KMA will honor a number of individuals for their contributions to medicine, public health and their communities. The KMA Distinguished Service Award will be awarded to Gordon Tobin, M.D. of Louisville.  Doctor Tobin is a KMA Past President and a passionate champion for KMA and for public health.  He is actively involved in the Supplies Over Seas program, providing desperately needed equipment and supplies to underserved populations around

Success Happens When We Unite as Physicians

Posted September 16, 2019 Have you ever been working on a project only to look at the clock and realize much more time has passed than you’d thought? Staying busy can do that. This has certainly been true for the KMA this past year. We have accomplished so much together, and it’s hard for me to believe my term as President is coming to a close. My goal this year as your President was to unite physicians around issues of

Scombroid Poisoning Clinician Alert

Posted September 11, 2019 This alert is to warn you about possible Scombroid poisoning following consumption of Yellowfin tuna steaks.  On September 7, 2019, the FDA issued a consumer alert for Yellowfin tuna steaks sold at Kroger retail stores in several states, including Kentucky, with “sell by” dates of August 29 – Sept. 14, 2019. Scombroid poisoning is caused by eating fish that has not been properly refrigerated and therefore contains high levels of histamine.  Symptoms typically develop within a

State Loan Repayment Program Now Accepting Applications from Health Care Providers

Posted September 10, 2019 The Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program (KSLRP) is now accepting applications from health care providers seeking assistance with paying off their student loan debt. The KSLRP is a loan repayment assistance program that helps to recruit and retain health care providers in rural and underserved communities across the state. Applicants selected to participate in the competitive program agree to work full time for two years providing primary care services at an eligible practice site located in a Health Professional Shortage Area. Participants receive

Angela Tackett Dearinger, M.D., 2018 KPLI Graduate, Named New Commissioner for Kentucky’s Department for Public Health

Commonwealth of Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services names new commissioner for Kentucky’s Department for Public Health Contact: Christina Dettman (502) 229-2791 Jordan Rowe (502) 352-3977 FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 26, 2019) – The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is proud to announce Dr. Angela Tackett Dearinger as the new commissioner of Kentucky’s Department for Public Health (DPH). Dr. Dearinger is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. She is an associate professor at

TOBACCO-FREE FOR STUDENTS: Partnership to Donate Signage to Newly Tobacco-Free School Districts

(FRANKFORT, Ky – August 22, 2019) Kentucky school districts that adopt tobacco-free campus policies under a new 2019 law are eligible for free tobacco-free campus and vehicle signage, thanks to a partnership among the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHKy), the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) and the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC). The groups say their “Tobacco Free for Students” program will cover the chief cost of implementing the new law and significantly help improve community compliance. “Schools should

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