The College of Public Health will celebrate its tenth anniversary for a full year beginning in June, 2013. Events will be held throughout the year that will showcase our education, research, and service mission. We will begin with our annual Summer Series on Aging in June and finish in May 2014 with a college-wide celebration. We have much to celebrate: the College was established in 2004, was immediately accredited by CEPH, and is now a Top 25 School of Public Health in U.S. News and World Report rankings.
UK Public Health Milestones
1917 University of Kentucky President Frank McVey establishes the “Department of Hygiene and Public Health” in the College of Arts and Sciences.
1928 John S. Chambers, M.D. is appointed Director of the Department and Professor of Public Health. He proposes a School of Public Health for the university
1932 President McVey agrees to establish a “Summer School in Public Health” with 30-40 students annually.
1938 to 1955 Thirty-eight Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) degrees are awarded by the University of Kentucky.
1998 The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approves establishment of a School of Public Health in the College of Medicine. F. Douglas Scutchfield is named its first director.
2000 Kentucky School of Public Health, Public Health Grand Rounds begin with presentations offered at 15 sites using the Kentucky Telecare and Kentucky-Telelinking Networks.
2000 First Master of Public Health class of 37 students enrolls in the School of Public Health.
2001 First Doctor of Public Health class of 14 students enrolls in the School of Public Health.
2004 The College of Public Health is established by a vote of the Board of Trustees of the University of Kentucky. Stephen W. Wyatt is named Dean.
2005 The College of Public Health is awarded five-year accreditation, the maximum possible for initial accreditation, by the Council on Education for Public Health.
2011 U.S. News and World Report ranks the UK College of Public Health a Top 25 School of Public Health