News

Monday, October 16, 2017

Representatives from the University of Kentucky College of Nursing recently met with eight Kentucky legislators on Capitol Hill on behalf of Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research (FNINR), the advocacy arm of the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR) which is one of 27 institutes of the National Institutes of Health that funds nurse researchers.


Monday, September 11, 2017

The BREATHE Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) training program is now accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP). The training uses an online platform to deliver twenty-seven hours of self-paced learning over eight weeks. Registration and information is available on our webpage.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Enrolled Chrysalis House clients participate in 10 hour and a half-long Get Fit and Quit sessions with 45 minutes of each session dedicated to group tobacco cessation content followed by 45 minutes of physical activity at the Northside YMCA.


Friday, April 21, 2017

The Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy marked 10 years recognizing smoke-free advocates and policy influencers across the state at its annual conference April 18.


Friday, April 21, 2017

An interdisciplinary team of health care providers presented early signs of success treating pregnant women with opioid use disorders through the PATHways program during the National Rx Abuse and Heroin Summit on April 18.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ellen J. Hahn, director of BREATHE and Marcia A. Dake professor of nursing at the UK College of Nursing, discusses the impacts of tobacco use and how to prevent them on Kentucky Educational Television (KET) with Dr. Tuckson


Monday, March 13, 2017

Members of the UK College of Nursing Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Health Environments (BREATHE) team recently had an article published in the Journal of Environmental Health (JEH) titled “Lung Cancer Worry and Home Screening for Radon and Secondhand Smoke in Renters.” 


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Assistant Professor Dr. Chizimuzo (Zim) Okoli picked up his first and last cigarette when he was just six years old – a mistake that landed him in the emergency room but inspired his life’s work to study mental illness and substance use among marginalized and underrepresented populations.


Thursday, October 13, 2016

In 89.3 WFPL's recent article on Kentucky's smoking rates, College of Nursing Professor and Director of Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN, discusses the correlation between the prices of tobacco products and smoking rates in the state.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Monica Mundy, MPH, community advisor for KCSP, and Carol Riker, MSN, RN, associate professor emeritus, will serve as panelists among a group of experts who will present scientific data on the effects of secondhand exposure to e-cigarettes and hookah products.