Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine


This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we talk with Amy Rodquist-Kodet with UK Health and Wellness about the physiological and psychological benefits to bundling up and heading out in the great outdoors, yes, even in winter. Amy is now based in Minnesota so she knows of what she speaks.

UK Now

Dr. Greg talks with his friend and colleague Vaneet Arora, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UK HealthCare about the latest developments of coronavirus vaccines, their efficacy, and their eventual availability to all Kentuckians.


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Before the end of the year, Kentucky is expected to receive around 38,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 77,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine. This week Dr. Greg talks with Clark Kebodeaux, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice and science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, about what to expect during and after this vital rollout.


Researchers in the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine and College of Engineering are testing a new technology to evaluate wastewater to track community presence of COVID-19. This week on Dr. Greg Davis On Medicine the host talks with James Keck, assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine.

The uncertainty brought on by the pandemic could have a profound impact on people’s mental health — leading to increased feelings of anxiety and depression. Millions of people have lost their jobs; some have lost their homes or businesses. At the same time, isolation could compromise mental health — even as it protects physical health. Dr. Greg talks with Julie Cerel, a licensed psychologist and professor in the University of Kentucky College of Social Work. 


To date President-Elect Biden's task force on the COVID-19 pandemic does not have a representative from the nursing profession.  This week Dr. Greg talks with Theresa Brown, nurse and author of the New York Times' Best Seller, The Shift - One Nurse, 12 Hours, Four Patients' Lives, about the critical role nurses are playing in the fight against the deadly virus outbreak.

The University of Kentucky, in partnership with Baptist Health Lexington and Norton Healthcare in Louisville, has been selected as a testing site for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson’s Phase 3 clinical research study, called the ENSEMBLE trial, to evaluate Janssen’s investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate, JNJ-78436735, also known as Ad26.COV2.S.  Dr. Greg speaks with UK Director of Clinical Operations Linda Rice about the effort.

UK Now

As part of its observance of National Family Caregivers Month throughout November, UK Elder Care and Work+Life Connections is hosting its 5th annual Senior Caregiving Conference Friday November 6th.  Dr. Greg gets a preview of the all-virtual event from UK Eldercare Specialist Terri Weber.

The 10th annual Sanders Brown Center on Aging's Markesbery Symposium is a virtual event.  Dr. Greg gets a preview on the major programming from Dr. Donna Wilcock, Assistant Dean For Biomedicine and Sweeney-Nelms Professor in Alzheimer's Research. 

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Vaping is linked to a substantially increased risk of COVID-19 among teenagers and young adults, according to a new study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.  As part of our ongoing COVID-19 coverage, Dr. Greg Davis talks about the study with Ellen Hahn, Marcia A. Drake Professor in the UK College of Nursing and Public Health, and Director of BREATHE including the Tobacco Policy Division, the Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy (KCSP), and the Radon Policy Division.