Children who suffer from obesity carry a burden of premature death into adulthood. Obese children have more than double the risk of mortality in their 30s and 40s compared to children who begin life with a healthy body mass index (BMI).
Ashton Potter Wright, a recent graduate from the UK College of Public Health, starts work today as Lexington’s local food coordinator, a new position charged with improving connections between Central Kentucky farmers and consumers.
A multidisciplinary team of doctors, researchers, and informaticists the University of Kentucky is working to improve identification of lung cancer patients who are eligible to participate in clinical trials for novel treatments.
The future looks bright for cancer research in Kentucky – on May 22, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center held its annual Markey Cancer Center Research Day, highlighting the work of UK students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty from the past year.
Mark D. Birdwhistell and Dr. Carol Steltenkamp were among the Individuals and organizations honored on May 13 at the eighth annual MediStar Awards. Held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, the MediStar Awards are the region’s premier venue for recognizing excellence in the business of health care.
The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), in conjunction with the Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN), has awarded funding to two projects to develop sustainable, interdisciplinary, community engaged research in Appalachia.
The University of Kentucky's efforts to combat sexual assaults on campus were characterized as a national "model" during a national television program Sunday featuring UK President President Eli Capilouto.
During the College of Public Health graduation reception on May 10, 2014, many of our students and faculty were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in service, research, and academics. These awards are not only an honor, but also a reflection of their dedication and passion for excellence.
A genome-wide association study (GWAS) led by Dr. Peter Nelson of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky, and David Fardo of UK's Department of Biostatistics, has provided new insight into Hippocampal Sclerosis of Aging (HS-A), a common disease affecting the elderly.
Richard J. Charnigo, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health has been named a University Research Professor.The University Research Professors program's purpose is to enhance and encourage scholarly research productivity, provide an opportunity for concentrated research effort for selected faculty members, and to recognize outstanding research achievement by members of the faculty. Funds for these annual awards are provided by the Office of the Vice President for Research.