College of Public Health students graduating

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Posted: June 3, 2016

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently recognized Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Board Member F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD, for "bringing new visibility and credibility to the field during a time of rapid change in public health and health care" in the United States.

Posted: June 2, 2016

Epidemiologists examine public health problems through a wide-scope lens to determine the impact of disease and health disparities at the population-level. Medical practitioners, on the other hand, are attuned to the health problems of the individual.

During the spring 2016 semester, students in Dr. Henrietta Bada’s maternal and child health course discovered both perspectives are helpful — and necessary — for solving the health problems impacting children and mothers in Kentucky.

Posted: May 31, 2016

Three of the college’s outstanding faculty received teaching awards presented at the graduation reception on May 6, 2016. These awards recognize faculty achievement in teaching and mentoring.

Posted: May 16, 2016

Close to half of patients with severe or difficult to treat asthma participating in a large trial still had poorly controlled symptoms after a decade, researchers reported here.

The multicenter, observational TENOR II study evaluated the prevalence of persistent very poorly controlled asthma more than 10 years after their enrollment in TENOR I, which was designed to examine the causes of poor asthma control in this subset of patients.

Posted: May 16, 2016

Welcome to the era of precision medicine — a new frontier in health care delivery with the promise of improving outcomes and extending lives.

Posted: May 13, 2016

A new study led by University of Kentucky researchers and published in Nature shows a potential new biological marker for the development of obesity and a possible target for obesity prevention and treatment.

Posted: May 5, 2016

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved 17 University Research Professorships for the 2016-17 year.

Posted: April 27, 2016

The US is generally prepared to manage public health emergencies like the Houston floods, a Zika virus outbreak or a potential bioterrorist attack, but health protections aren’t distributed evenly across the country, according to a new state-by-state analysis.

Posted: April 25, 2016

Donna Arnett, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, outlined implications for researchers as the nation’s health care system pivots toward precision medicine during the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) 11th annual conference on April 21, 2016.

Posted: April 22, 2016

University of Kentucky's Larry Goldstein MD and Donna Arnett, Ph.D., took part in drafting a policy statement that was published in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) flagship journal Circulation this month.

The statement was intended to provide a thorough review of the scientific underpinnings of the AHA’s public advocacy strategies as they pertain to the association's 2020 Strategic Impact Goals, which target a 10-year 20 percent improvement in the cardiovascular health of all Americans and a 20 percent reduction in deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke.