University of Kentucky researchers Robin Vanderpool and Mark Dignan are leading projects funded by the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities to continue Markey Cancer Center’s community-based efforts aimed at reducing cancer rates in Appalachia. Both programs are funded for three years.
Dr. Corrine Williams has been recommended by Dean Arnett for the position of Director of Graduate Studies for the Master of Public Health Degree. She will serve for a three-year term, effective April 1. This appointment has been confirmed by Dr. Susan Carvalho, Graduate Dean.
During National Public Health Week, we join together to enhance public health -- the foundation of our security and well-being -- here at home and around the world. By supporting health professionals and embracing our obligations to promote public health and protect our planet, we can uphold our shared responsibility to preserve the promise of a happy and healthy life for our children and grandchildren.
Dr. Rice Cowan Leach, a life-long Public Health servant and Lexington’s Commissioner of Health, died Friday, April 1, following a battle with cancer. He was 75.
PBS showcased the great work of our UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center and the impact our faculty and staff have made across Kentucky. Health officials started training sites on colon cancer about a decade ago. Colon cancer screenings doubled and statewide deaths reduced by 24% during that time. Our RCPC faculty and staff are on the front lines to reach Kentuckians where they live and save lives. #uk4ky #publichealth #cancerprevention
CPH researcher Kate Eddens received a grant from the Kentucky Lung Cancer Research Program to investigate how social ties and communication networks influence Appalachians’ lung cancer screening behaviors.
Abstract: In the last decade, significant global health resources have been allocated to contain the emergent and frequently co-occurring epidemics of HIV, TB, and drug use in Ukraine. A substantial portion of available treatment services for these diseases is supplied by international donors. As a consequence, integrated TB, HIV, and addiction treatment programs for 'high-risk' individuals have become quasi-experimental staging areas for standardized, directly observed treatment protocols such as monitored methadone therapy and DOTS.
By focusing on a cure for cancer, the $1 billion "Cancer Moonshot" initiative announced earlier this year by President Obama is ignoring the impact that has already been made on cancer mortality and incidence from public health and prevention initiatives, including screening, say public health experts.
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.