College of Public Health students graduating

Asri Mumpuni
MPH: Health Behavior

Each month we spotlight a student currently enrolled in the college. We'll discuss their interests, their career aspirations, and what they like about the college.

Biostatistics

Biostatistics

Biostatistics is a discipline that develops and applies methodology for quantitative studies in public health and biomedical research. The methodology focuses on the design and analysis of health surveys, clinical trials, prevention trials, intervention studies, longitudinal studies, and laboratory studies.

Epidemiology

Epidemiology

The Epidemiology Department in the UK College of Public Health, and their faculty, are committed to the practice of epidemiology in our teaching, our research and our service. We teach basic epidemiologic principles to all students in the various programs in our college, as well as to students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and veterinary sciences.

Gerontology

Gerontology

The Graduate Center for Gerontology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health recognizes the diverse ways of exploring aging and older persons. Instead of limiting students to a particular discipline or simply providing opportunities to study in several disciplines, we seek to help students develop a truly interdisciplinary, integrative, and holistic way of thinking about gerontology.

Health Behavior

Health Behavior

The Department of Health Behavior is comprised of highly productive faculty members who embrace the traditions of academia through their teaching, scholarship, and funded research projects. Indeed, the department is home to nationally known scholars who obtain research funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Health Management and Policy

Health Management and Policy

As a component of the UK College of Public Health, the Department of Health Management and Policy’s mission is to improve the organization and delivery of personal and public health services in Kentucky and beyond. This mission is addressed through graduate education, health services research, and service by faculty and staff.

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health

The department offers broad-based programs in environmental and occupational health for graduate students, and occupational medicine physicians. Those interested in studying Occupational/ Environmental Health focus on the influence of environment on the health of the population and its workforce.

Center for Public Health Systems & Services Research

Center for Public Health Systems & Services Research

The Center for Public Health Systems & Services Research (CPHSSR) seeks to explore the impact of specific public health strategies on the quality and performance of the United States public health system. PHSSR is distinct, but related to, the established field of Health Services Research (HSR), which has traditionally focused on the delivery of medical services.

Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Research and Policy

Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Research and Policy

The Center’s mission is to initiate and coordinate strategic efforts to improve the public health workforce through research. The Center identifies workforce databases and catalogues them at the National Library of Medicine’s Public Health Systems and Services Research Resources website.

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center

Our purpose is to decrease the burden of injury in the Commonwealth. Our partnership, grounded in a belief that most injuries are preventable, cultivates a collaborative approach to problem solving. KIPRC works to reduce injury through education, policy initiatives, public health programming, surveillance, risk factor analysis, direct interventions, and evaluation.

University of Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults

University of Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults

The Center is dedicated to research and educational efforts intended to make a difference in the lives of older Kentuckians. Textbooks and research speak to the huge problem of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly whether it takes the form of emotional, financial, mental, physical, sexual or social mistreatment.

Rural Cancer Prevention Center

Rural Cancer Prevention Center

A CDC-supported research center and part of the national Prevention Research Centers program, guided by CPH faculty, with assistance from faculty in other academic units, including UK’s College of Medicine. The research focus in the UK RCPC is cancer prevention and control, with an emphasis upon community-based participatory research.

Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention

Southeast Center for Agricultural Health
and Injury Prevention

The mission of the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention is to develop and sustain an innovative program of research, education, and intervention services to prevent work-related illness and injury and to improve the safety and health of agricultural workers and their families in the southeastern United States.

Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center

The Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC) is the newest of only 18 such university-based occupational safety and health training programs in the United States. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH.)

  • Dr. Christina Studts, assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior, was recently awarded a three-year, $450,000 grant from NIMH to improve the delivery of behavioral parent training programs (BPT) in underserved communities.  She will partner with health departments in rural Appalachia to increase parent's accessibility to programs that help prevent behavioral disorders in children.

  • UK College of Public Health has once again been ranked a Top 25 School of Public Health by U.S. News & World Report.  The rankings, published March 10th, evaluate schools accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  The UK College of Public Health is proud of the leadership and support of its exceptional students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends that has made an honor of this kind possible.

  • College of Public Health assistant professors, Dr. April Young and Dr. Chi Wang have been awarded pilot grants from the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) for their work in innovative, collaborative, health-related research.  Dr. Young's project looks at the role social media and mobile applications play in sexual and drug-related networks, and Dr. Wang's project focuses on the development of a model-based bioinformatics method to be used in comparing somatic mutation patterns.  These projects join 10 others in this most recent round of CCTS pilot funding.

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March 27, 2015

Looking for some tasty, healthy recipes for your Elite Eight viewing party tomorrow? Add these to your list. Go Cats! http://www.bhg.com/recipes/party/march-madness-recipes/

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March Madness Recipes
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Love March Madness? We do, too! Skip the restaurant scene and throw a March Madness party, complete with winning appetizers and treats.

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March 27, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Richard Kryscio, chair of the department of Biostatistics, on his receipt of a special recognition mentor award at this week's Center for Clinical and Translational Science Conference. Read more about the conference here: http://uknow.uky.edu/content/center-clinical-and-translational-science-conference-examines-physical-inactivity-disease

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Center for Clinical and Translational Science Conference Examines Physical Inactivity as a...
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 27, 2015) — More than 700 researchers, students, policy makers and community members gathered March 27 for the 10th annual conference of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) to share research and enhance collaborations with special focus on physical activity…

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March 26, 2015

It's game day in the Bluegrass! Keep March Madness from getting you down with these helpful tips. http://www.nata.org/nr032105

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NATA Suggest Healthy Tips on How to Stay Sane During 'March Madness' |
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DALLAS, March 21 – March may come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, weather-wise. But when it comes to NCAA collegiate basketball, nothing could be further from the truth. With the early rounds now underway, America’s best Division 1 men’s and women’s basketball players are playing heated, back…

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March 24, 2015

Take a look at assistant professor, Dr. Erin Abner's, opinion piece in The Scientist this week, which explores brain training products and their effectiveness. http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/42522/title/Opinion--Can-the-Brain-Be-Trained-/#articleComments

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Opinion: Can the Brain Be Trained? | The Scientist Magazine®
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Online brain-training is gaining popularity, but so far little evidence exists to support claims of improved cognition.

Join us on Tuesday, March 31st, at Noon in for a panel discussion, "Balancing Individual Liberties and Public Health in the Childhood Vaccination Policy Debate." The event will be held in William T. Young Library's Alumni Auditorium and will feature panelists from the College of Public Health, College of Medicine, College of Law, and the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

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March 23, 2015

Congratulations to assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior, Dr. Tina Studts, on receiving a new $450,000 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health! Dr. Studts' research will improve access for parents in underserved communities to programming assisting them in helping their children with behavioral disorders. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/nih-funded-research-tackles-behavioral-disorders-children-delivers-training-appalachia

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NIH-Funded Research Tackles Behavioral Disorders in Children, Delivers Training to Appalachia |...
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 23, 2015) — Children exhibiting disruptive behaviors are at a greater risk for antisocial behaviors, such as substance abuse and criminal activity, later in life. With the support of a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), University of Kentucky College of…

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Today begins Spring Break for UK CPH students. Enjoy your week off!

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March 12, 2015

Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? Check out these tips for making healthier food choices a little easier. http://www.eatrightpro.org/~/media/eatrightpro%20files/career/career%20development/flyers%20and%20handouts/ernt_20_ways_to_enjoy_more_fruits_and_vegetables.ashx

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We’ve done it again! UK College of Public Health has been ranked a Top 25 School of Public Health by U.S. News & World Report. A most heartfelt thank you to the exceptional students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who make up our institution. This honor belongs to you! See a full list of schools here: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/public-health-rankings?int=a06908

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March 9, 2015

Join UK College of Public Health's Dr. Terry Bunn, associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, and staff from CDC and Shell for a Town Hall Teleconference tomorrow.

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March 10, 2015 | Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconference | Keeping Truckers Safe on the Road
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Approximately 317,000 motor vehicle crashes involving large trucks were reported in 2012, resulting in about 26,000 injuries and 700 deaths.

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March 6, 2015

Don't forget to spring forward this weekend! http://www.getreadyforflu.org/clocksstocks/index.htm?utm_source=Get%20Ready%20Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Clocks%20Stocks%20Infographic&utm_campaign=Clocks%20and%20Stocks%20Spring%202015%20Email

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Get Ready to Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks for preparedness!
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APHA's Get Ready campaign helps Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies.

Stay safe today!

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March 3, 2015

In the College of Public Health, we are proud of our outstanding students - students like Asri Mumpuni, this month's featured student in our Student Spotlight! http://www.uky.edu/publichealth/student-resources/our-students/student-spotlight-asri-mumpuni

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Student Spotlight: Asri Mumpuni | University of Kentucky College of Public Health
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Name: Asri MumpuniDegree program: MPHConcentration: Health BehaviorHometown: Indonesia/LexingtonPrevious institutions: UK What do you like most about the UK College of Public Health? The beauty of the UK College of Public Health is that they make each of us feel valued and excited to be a part of it…

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March 10, 2015

On Saturday, Dr. Graham Rowles received the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Congratulations to Dr. Rowles on this honor! http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150228/Association-for-Gerontology-in-Higher-Education-announces-new-awardees.aspx

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Association for Gerontology in Higher Education announces new awardees
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The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education -- the educational branch of The Gerontological Society of America -- is proud to announce its newest awardees. The presentation of the awards will occur at AGHE's 41st Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, taking place from Februar…

Happy birthday today to Dr. Seuss!

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February 28, 2015

May 2015 Grads, make sure you take a look at this! http://www.ukalumni.net/s/1052/semi-blank-noimg.aspx?sid=1052&gid=1&pgid=426

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UK Alumni Association - Grad Salute
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Tuesday, Mar. 3 - Friday, Mar. 6, 2015 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. dailyKing Alumni House, 400 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 Calling all May 2015 graduates! Finalize all your Commencement needs in one stop! Representatives will be on hand to assist students in making final graduation selections for the foll…

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February 26, 2015

Congratulations to CPH assistant professors, Dr. April Young, and Dr. Chi Wang, on recently receiving pilot grants from UK's Center for Clinical and Translational Science for their innovative research projects. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/ccts-funds-pilot-awards-high-impact-studies-junior-faculty-and-collaborative-projects

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CCTS Funds Pilot Awards for High Impact Studies, Junior Faculty, and Collaborative Projects | UKNow
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By CCTS Funds Pilot Awards for High Impact Studies, Junior Faculty, and Collaborative Projects � LEXINGTON, Ky.

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February 25, 2015

"Parks and Recreation" may be done, but the public health lessons it taught us live on. https://storify.com/APHA/parks-and-rec

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What 'Parks and Recreation' taught us about public health (with images) · APHA
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We said goodbye to our favorite small town heroes last night. But in addition to bringing us lots of laughter, Leslie Knope, Ann Perkins and the rest of Pawnee's residents taught us about public health! Treat yo self to some of our favorite public health moments from NBC's "Parks and Recreation."

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February 23, 2015

Assistant professor of Epidemiology, Dr. Erin Abner, lends her insight to this article concerning early intervention and Alzheimer's disease. Take a look at the article here: http://www.bioworld.com/content/alzheimers-research-moving-toward-early-diagnoses-and-biomarkers

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Alzheimer's research is moving toward early diagnoses and biomarkers
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By Nuala Moran Staff WriterSAN JOSE, Calif. – The industry's expensive attempts to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease have been confounded by the difficulties of diagnosis, and multiple drugs

Welcome back! We hope you dug out of the snow and are back on campus safely. Stay warm CPH family and friends!

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Beginning this year, President Capilouto has requested an annual assessment of UK’s campus environment. The Campus Attitudes Toward Safety (or C.A.T.S.) survey consists of several sections that ask students about opinions, knowledge and experiences on various topics relating to safety on campus. Please realize this is an investment in YOUR future at UK and an opportunity to hold the University accountable for providing a safe learning environment for ALL students. • The survey will open to all students March 2, 2015 • You can access the survey through the myUK portal • The survey will take ~25 minutes to complete • This survey is mandatory and must be completed in order to register for classes • Each student who completes the survey prior to registration will be entered for one of the following: UK Dining cards, UK Parking permits, cash

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