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Some stories require a little more – a little more discussion, more context, more depth and breadth.

That’s the idea behind “Behind the Blue” – a new weekly podcast created by UK Public Relations and Marketing. It is designed to explore through probing interviews the in-depth the stories that make UK the university for Kentucky and that have impact across the institution, the Commonwealth and, in some cases, the world.

Behind the Blue University of Kentucky Public Relations / UK HealthCare

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Some stories require a little more – a little more discussion, more context, more depth and breadth.

That’s the idea behind “Behind the Blue” – a new weekly podcast created by UK Public Relations and Marketing. It is designed to explore through probing interviews the in-depth the stories that make UK the university for Kentucky and that have impact across the institution, the Commonwealth and, in some cases, the world.

    September 29, 2022 - Dr. Carl Backer (UK Joint Pediatric Heart Program)

    September 29, 2022 - Dr. Carl Backer (UK Joint Pediatric Heart Program)

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 29, 2022) – A collaboration between Kentucky Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center brings together the expertise of Kentucky’s top hospital and one of the country’s best children’s hospitals to create one of the top pediatric heart programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
    Entering its fifth year, the innovative Kentucky Children’s Hospital Joint Heart Program follows the one-program, two-sites model, which means pediatric cardiology experts and a team of pediatric heart surgeons at Kentucky Children’s Hospital benefits from the support of other pediatric heart specialists at Cincinnati Children’s to provide a full spectrum of children’s cardiology services. This collaboration provides Kentucky families with the reassurance of knowing they have access to exceptional heart treatment for children close to home.
    Dr. Carl Backer is chief of pediatric cardiac surgery and director of the Joint Pediatric Heart Care Program. Dr. Backer joins KCH from the Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where he served as the surgical director of the pediatric heart transplant program and the A.C. Buehler Professor of Surgery since 2001. He has been an attending surgeon in the division of cardiovascular-thoracic surgery since 1988, and served as head of that division from 2008 to 2018.
    On this episode of ‘Behind the Blue’, Dr. Backer talks about the state of the program on its fifth anniversary, the importance of the program for the people of Kentucky, and more.
    ‘Behind the Blue’ is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.
    For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.
    To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

    • 30 min
    September 21, 2022 - UK EVPFA Eric Monday (UK Invests)

    September 21, 2022 - UK EVPFA Eric Monday (UK Invests)

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 21, 2022) – UK Invests is a first-of-its-kind initiative announced recently by the University of Kentucky.
    It is a wellness effort, anchored by financial education. The premise: provide access to every student on the UK campus with a low-risk investment account. UK will match investments that students make, in small increments, for participating in healthy behaviors – such as going to the gym, conducting a wellness visit or participating in a student organization.
    The idea is that micro-investments can have a macro impact. Further, according to UK Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Dr. Eric Monday, UK Invests underscores the idea that there is tremendous long-term potential and value in a University of Kentucky degree – so much that the institution should start investing in that promise now, long before students graduate.
    Monday, along with a team of UK administrators and staff, have been working on UK Invests for several months and will be rolling it out to the entire campus community over the next several months, starting this September with UK’s nearly 600 student athletes.
    In this episode of ‘Behind the Blue’ Monday discusses the initiative – its goals and how it fits into a holistic approach to student wellness.
    ‘Behind the Blue’ is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.
    For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.
    To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

    • 32 min
    September 15, 2022 - Dr. Rebecca Dutch (Coronavirus update)

    September 15, 2022 - Dr. Rebecca Dutch (Coronavirus update)

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 15, 2022) – As the Vice Dean of Research for the UK College of Medicine, Dr. Rebecca Dutch oversees research for the College, from basic areas to clinical applications. Dutch also serves as a member of UK’s START team, an interdisciplinary group of UK HealthCare physicians and clinical and research leaders at UK, that continues to develop strategies to ensure safe and healthy operations on campus.
    Now, at the beginning of the university’s fall 2022 semester, Dr. Dutch returns to the ‘Behind the Blue’ podcast to discuss where our community stands in regards to coronavirus, the upcoming flu season, monkeypox outbreaks, and more.
    "Behind the Blue" is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.
    For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.
    To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

    • 30 min
    September 8, 2022 - Ashley Westerman (UK Journalism Alumnus in Ukraine)

    September 8, 2022 - Ashley Westerman (UK Journalism Alumnus in Ukraine)

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 8, 2022) – Part of the mission of the University of Kentucky’s College of Communication and Information is to teach students how to communicate effectively, obtain and evaluate information, and to create, produce and disseminate effective communication messages. Implementing that mission into their careers, many of the college’s graduates are doing important work in their area of study that often takes them across the globe.
    Ashley Westerman is one such graduate. A 2010 journalism major from western Kentucky, she has lived out her dream of working in public radio. Currently, she is a producer for National Public Radio (NPR) based in Kiev, Ukraine, where she and her team cover the current war there, and the stories of the Ukrainian people living day-to-day in uncertainty.
    On this episode of ‘Behind the Blue’, Westerman talks about growing up in Kentucky and the importance of attending the University of Kentucky, how her career path took her from Washington, DC to southeast Asia and eventually Ukraine, and how her mentors and teachers at UK prepared her for the unpredictable path her career as a journalist has led her on.
    "Behind the Blue" is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.
    For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.
    To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

    • 36 min
    September 2, 2022 - Kirsten Turner (UK's Office for Student Success)

    September 2, 2022 - Kirsten Turner (UK's Office for Student Success)

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (September 2, 2022) – Comprised of more than four hundred professional staff and faculty across more than two dozen units, the University of Kentucky Office for Student Success is committed to engaging students from the time of early college outreach to graduation and beyond.
    With programs ranging from the Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Service (CARES), the Center for Support and Intervention, Campus Recreation, the Disability Resource Center, the Stuckert Career Center, Violence Intervention and Prevention, the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, University Admissions and beyond, the Office for Student Success facilitates a broad range of programs and resources designed to assist with student development and well-being in some of the most critical areas of the university experience.
    Dr. Kirsten Turner is UK’s Vice President for Student Success and chief student affairs officer. A leader with a long tenure at the University of Kentucky, she transitioned to her current position after serving in multiple associate provost roles and as an architect of the institution’s strategies to improve retention and graduation rates.
    On this episode of ‘Behind the Blue’, Turner talks about the overall goals for the Office for Student Success, the challenges in scaling services to match ever-growing enrollment numbers, new services like Integrated Success Coaches that assist students in all areas of wellness and more.
    "Behind the Blue" is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.
    For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.
    sTo discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

    • 28 min
    August 25, 2022 - UK President Eli Capilouto

    August 25, 2022 - UK President Eli Capilouto

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 25, 2022) – Welcoming its largest freshman class in history, the University of Kentucky begins its fall 2022 semester. As the Commonwealth’s flagship and land-grant research university continues to see exponential growth, Dr. Eli Capilouto begins his 12th year overseeing the mission of teaching, research, service and health care.
    On this episode of Behind the Blue, Capilouto sits down for a conversation about the upcoming fall semester, what he admires most about UK students, his hopes for this record-setting incoming class, and what it means to see faculty, staff, students and alumni seeking out ways to assist the state in times of crisis.
    "Behind the Blue" is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Become a subscriber to receive new episodes of “Behind the Blue” each week. UK’s latest medical breakthroughs, research, artists and writers will be featured, along with the most important news impacting the university.
    For questions or comments about this or any other episode of "Behind the Blue," email BehindTheBlue@uky.edu or tweet your question with #BehindTheBlue. Transcripts for this or other episodes of Behind the Blue can be downloaded from the show’s blog page.
    To discover what’s wildly possible at the University of Kentucky, click here.

    • 19 min

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