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Dean Perman's State of the College of Medicine

Published 02-17-2010 2:11 PM | Mark D. Birdwhistell  

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We have recently heard the State of the Union address from President Obama, the State of the Commonwealth from Governor Beshear and the State of the Merged Government Address from Mayor Newberry. Last Wednesday, and then again this Monday, Dr. Jay Perman took the opportunity to brief faculty, staff, students, residents and researchers on the State of the College of Medicine as it reaches its 50th Anniversary.  Dean Perman always speaks directly from his heart.  This occasion was no different as he stated that the College of Medicine is on a "solid foundation."  While introducing his message, I noted also that he was taking advantage of our telemedicine advancements to link in the Center for Rural Health and other parts of the UK family not in Lexington.

I wrote down one quote from the Dean I thought really hit home: "Whenever I reflect on the state of our College, I don't reflect on my work. It's the work of our faculty, staff, students, residents and others .... It's the work of our collective family." "As the College reaches its 50th Anniversary," he said, "We must all become ambassadors for the program."  As I walk the corridors of the UK hospitals and clinics each day, I see faculty and staff who are doing just that. . . . .. . . being great ambassadors of the program.

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