College of Public Health students graduating


Posted: February 19, 2016

Jessamine County is the second county in Kentucky to receive this national designation with assistance from the Safe Communities America Initiative based at the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC). Safe Communities America director Carrie Nie, Jessamine County Judge-Executive David West and Nicholasville Mayor Pete commemorated the accreditation at a ceremony held at West Jessamine High School Auditorium.


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Posted: February 18, 2016

University of Kentucky College of Public Health alumnus Keith Knapp, a transformative leader who has improved standards of care for Kentucky’s older and disabled population, will receive the third Outstanding Alumni Award from the UK College of Public Health on Feb. 19.

Posted: February 9, 2016
College of Public Health Magazine

The first ever College of Public Health Magazine is now available online! This inaugural edition features news and stories about our faculty, students, and research.

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Posted: February 5, 2016

In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has joined 68 of the nation’s top cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer.

Posted: January 21, 2016

he University of Kentucky Global Health Initiative is welcoming its second annual Global Health Case Competition, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the UK College of Pharmacy.

Fifteen interdisciplinary student teams representing 15 different colleges will develop strategies to address a critical global health scenario during the Global Health Case Competition.

For this year’s scenario, each student team will serve as a multidisciplinary consultant team to the Division of Child Health in Mexico’s Ministry of Health. The teams will create a strategy for reducing the health and socioeconomic burdens of childhood obesity in Mexico and determine the costs and trade-offs involved.

Posted: January 20, 2016

Adults ages 50 and older who harbor a passion for furthering their knowledge are invited to learn about courses and programs offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) during the OLLI Open House on Jan. 21.

Posted: January 7, 2016

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has appointed Terry Bunn, a University of Kentucky preventive and environmental medicine expert and director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), as a member of an independent advisory committee to the director of NIOSH.

Posted: December 22, 2015

The University of Kentucky College of Public Health’s mission of promoting optimal health across populations is underscored by its work to advance research, serve disadvantaged communities and prepare students for meaningful careers in the public health workforce.

Posted: December 16, 2015

Results from a collaborative study involving researchers at University of Kentucky College of Public Health and Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health suggest the ongoing Medicaid expansions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have the potential to improve health insurance coverage and access to behavioral health care among low-income adults with mental health and substance use disorders.

Posted: December 9, 2015

Twenty-five years ago, while they were still in graduate school, Nancy Schoenberg and Mark Swanson met at a meeting of the Anthropology Student Association at the University of Florida. They're still arguing about who sat next to whom.