This panel will feature the multidisciplinary expertise of researchers and practitioners engaged in addressing the heroin epidemic in Kentucky and beyond. Faculty, staff, and both undergraduate and graduate students will find this discussion of a timely, significant public health topic relevant to their work.
The University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Health Policy has released a comprehensive report comparing and contrasting health behaviors and health care access in Kentucky's rural and metropolitan areas.
Dr. Anna Hoover, Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health in the UK College of Public Health and Co-Lead of the UK Superfund Research Center Research Translation Core, was a featured speaker at the statewide Watershed Coordinators Workshop held in Frankfort, Ky., on December 8. In her session, "Communicating Risk, Promoting Action", Dr.
For over 10 years, the University of Kentucky has served as a national leader in bystander intervention programming through its innovative programs like Green Dot, AlcoholEdu and Haven. Now, university administrators and researchers are coming together to leverage UK’s expertise in this area of violence prevention to determine which types of programming are most impactful to incoming students.
Dr. Wayne Sanderson will step down as the chair of the Department of Epidemiology effective December 31, 2016. He will continue as a professor in the College of Public Health.
The primary objective of this course is for students to gain experience with public health community programs and be involved in the collaborative planning and implementation of different service projects. The class format will be comprised of both in-class sessions and volunteering in the community with the public school system, health department, parks and recreation, after-school programs, etc. This will provide students with an opportunity for both classroom-based learning and real-world application.
Researchers at the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, based at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, have received grant monies to implement a real-time state opioid overdose surveillance system.
The Enhanced State Surveillance of Opioid Morbidity and Mortality surveillance system aims to expedite the collection and dissemination of drug overdose data to key stakeholders, such as healthcare workers and law enforcement officials, according to a news release from the university. University officials did not go into specifics about the grant amount.
Donna Arnett, dean of the Univesity of Kentucky College of Public Health, was featured during "UK at the Half" that aired during the UK vs. Mississippi State football game, broadcast on radio Oct. 22.
"UK at the Half" airs during the halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast and is hosted by Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Marketing.
To hear the Oct. 22 "UK at the Half," click on the play button below. To view a transcript of the show, click here.