The incidence of tobacco-related cancer persists in Appalachia, a geographic region disadvantaged by a number of socioeconomic factors related to demographics, health care accessibility, screening behavior and environmental risks.
National network expands commitment to improving the health of populations in the Appalachian Region
Dr. Angie Carman was recently featured in the the Oldham Era. Dr. Carman served as the facilitator for a planning session with a group of leaders from the community. The session focused on how to make Oldham County a safer, healthier place to live. Our faculty members are making a difference in the Commonwealth! #UK4KY #seeblue
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Three faculty members within the College of Public Health have been accepted into the UK eLearning Innovation + Design Lab. Participants in this program will engage in an intensive faculty development program and take part in one or two Faculty Learning Communities about Online and Blended Learning Innovation to share best practices in learning and teaching, commit to future related research, and apply new skills and knowledge gained from the program within their teaching practice.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.