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Posted: October 16, 2014

The University of Kentucky was recently approved by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to lead a $14.9 million project to identify the most effective approaches for patient care transitions as they move between hospitals, nursing homes, and their own homes.  College of Public Health Professor Glen P. Mays, PhD, is involved in the project.  "Each year more than 33 million Americans make this difficult journey from the hospital bed to the post-acute setting to home and community-based care, and, all too often, back again," he stated.  "From public health and economic perspectives, there is no health care delivery quandary more important to solve than this one."

Posted: October 15, 2014

The College of Public Health welcomes Capt. Doug Thoroughman, PhD, MS for its first Grand Rounds of the semester to speak about his work combating the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.  The seminar, titled “Confronting Ebola and Other Public Health Crises: Perspective from a Career Epidemiology Field Officer,” will be held on Thursday, October 23rd at 11:30 am in Room 115 of the Nursing BuildingLunch will be provided.  RSVPs for the seminar should be made by October 21st to Nicole Howard.

Posted: October 13, 2014

UK College of Public Health Professor and Director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research, Glen Mays, PhD, recently traveled to Canada to speak about the impact of PHSSR Research on practice.  Through a week-long series of speaking appearances and discussions, Dr. Mays gained insight into what can be learned from US-Canadian comparative research on public health delivery. 

Posted: October 1, 2014

UK College of Public Health researchers have joined with colleagues in the UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, and extension and health department personnel on a project that focuses on lowering obesity rates in Kentucky counties suffering the most from the issue.  Through a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Health and Human Services, the collaborative effort was recently awarded $1.8 Million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work to implement programs that decrease obesity rates and improve the overall health of residents in six Kentucky counties.  Margaret McGladrey, Dr. Katie Cardarelli, and Dr. Angie Carman from the College of Public Health will work on the project.

Posted: September 30, 2014

Four projects across the country will receive funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the Dissemination and Implementation Research to Improve Value (DIRECTIVE) Awards.  The two-year DIRECTIVE awards will be managed by the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research, which is housed within the UK College of Public Health.  Each award will provide up to $350,000 to support multi-state studies by Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs), investigating strategies to more effectively and efficiently deliver services that protect the public against disease and health risks.  See the full story here and here.

Posted: September 29, 2014

College of Public Health Professor and Chair of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, Dr. David Mannino, was featured on the September 29th episode of KET's Health Three60 Series.  The program, titled "Easing the Burden of Asthma," featured Dr. Mannino as a panelist with other experts, discussing asthma research, treatment, and education.

Posted: September 26, 2014

New research, led by Richard Kryscio, PhD, Chair of the Biostatistics Department in the College of Public Health and associate director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center at UK, indicates that self-reported memory complaints are compelling predictors of clinical memory impairment later in life.  The study found that participants who reported memory changes were almost three times more likely to develop thinking and memory problems in later years.

Posted: September 26, 2014

The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR), which is based in the UK College of Public Health, was recently awarded $1.8 Million in renewed funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The award will enable PHSSR to extend its research into methods for improving the economic and health impact of public health and prevention strategies across the country.

Posted: September 23, 2014

The UK College of Public Health is pleased to announce that Nancy Schoenberg, PhD, has been named Associate Dean for Research.  In addition to her new role with the College, Dr. Schoenberg is the Marion Pearsall Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science in the UK College of Medicine.  In her new role as Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Schoenberg will focus her efforts on supporting junior and other faculty to develop and refine research grants and other scholarly products, promoting collaborations, and enhancing the culture of scholarship.

Posted: September 22, 2014

University of Kentucky College of Public Health professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, Dr. David Mannino, has been honored by the European Respiratory Society (ERS) as a Fellow of the ERS for his contributions to research, clinical leadership, and education in respiratory medicine. Mannino was one of only 125 researchers and clinicians around the world chosen for inclusion in the inaugural class of Fellows for his sustained contribution to research in the respiratory field.