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Global Health at UK

The Global Health Initiative of the University of Kentucky is focused on advancing research, educational programs, and service learning for our faculty and students, with the goal of improving the health of people throughout the world and promoting health equity. 

UK Offers Many Ways to Help Ecuador's People After Earthquake

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on Saturday, April 16. The epicenter was in Manabi province, in the Ecuadorian coastline, where many cities and villages have been devastated.   According to CNN, the quake has killed at least...

Global Health Case Competition Tackles Child Obesity in Mexico

Eleven multi-disciplinary student teams gathered on Saturday, Feb. 27, to compete in the second annual Global Health Case Competition, where they sought to find solutions to tackle childhood obesity in Mexico.   This competition was hosted by...

2016 Global Health Case Competition Participants to Address Ways to Combat Burdens of Childhood Obesity in Mexico

The University of Kentucky Global Health Initiative is welcoming its second annual Global Health Case Competition, which will take place 8 a.m.- 5p.m. Feb. 27, 2016 at the College of Pharmacy.   Fifteen interdisciplinary student teams...

UK’s Global Health Initiative Talks Child Malnourishment and Pneumonia in Developing Countries

The University of Kentucky Global Health Initiative is hosting a lecture on the challenges that a malnourished child with pneumonia in developing countries poses to health care systems.   The lecture, titled “A Challenge to Health Systems: The...

UK to Send Students to Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting

The University of Kentucky is looking for students interested in participating in the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Meeting. This is the second year the university will participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University...

UK 2015 Global Health Case Competition Registration Now Open until Dec. 1

The University of Kentucky Global Health Initiative has opened registration for its second annual Global Health Case Competition, which will take place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 23, 2016 at the College of Pharmacy. Registration will close at 11:59 p.m...

ACE Peer Review Team “Admires” UK’s Progress in Comprehensive Internationalization

A team of American Council on Education (ACE) representatives visited the University of Kentucky to conduct a peer review in early September, as part of UK’s participation in the ACE Internationalization Lab 2.0. “The internationalization...

June Brigade 2016

June Brigade 2016 The health of a community is determined by more than the anatomical and physiological welfare of a group. Health and wellbeing also depend on infrastructure, education, safety, individual and public health, community...

UK Hosts 100 International Fulbright Students For Global Health Seminar

Lexington, Ky. (March 13, 2015) — The University of Kentucky International Center hosted 100 Fulbright students from 55 different countries for the 2015 Fulbright Global Health Innovations Seminar from February 25 to March 1.   As one...

Global Health Fulbright Seminar Gathers Students from Around the World

Lexington, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2015) – The University of Kentucky will host 100 Fulbright students from 55 different countries who are studying public health and related areas in the United States for the 2015 Fulbright Global Health Innovations Seminar...