VP for Health Care

Richard Lofgren has been named UK’s vice president for health care operations and chief clinical officer.

In the position, Lofgren will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of clinical services and coordinating services between UK HealthCare and its regional partners. He and Jay Perman, dean of the College of Medicine, will be jointly responsible for ambulatory services.

Lofgren is currently UK HealthCare’s chief medical officer. His appointment to the new position is subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.

UK Center for Oral History names director

UK named Doug Boyd the new director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.

As director, Boyd will oversee the center’s collection of more than 6,500 oral history interviews on a variety of topics, according to the center’s Web site (www.uky.edu/Libraries/ nunncenter). The center is developing an online database, the Online Oral History Projects Initiative, to offer searchable transcripts of interviews online.

Boyd has conducted folklore and oral history research in Appalachia, Northern Ireland, the Navajo in Arizona and other areas. He is working on a manuscript discussing how oral history and public history are related, according to a news release.