The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded its Population Research Prize for 2017 to Donna K. Arnett, PhD, MSPH, “for insightful research successfully blending the basic molecular sciences with population studies to produce a highly relevant new understanding of major aspects of cardiovascular disease including risk prediction, hypertension and heart failure.”
Dr. Kathleen Winter, assistant professor of Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, is the lead author of a new publication examining two pertussis outbreaks that occurred in 2010 and 2014, both in California.
"Kentucky's Evolving Response to the Opioid Epidemic"
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Free naloxone kits to help reverse opioid overdoses will soon be available to the community through a partnership between the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), bona fide agent for the Kentucky Department for Public Health and part of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, yet few Americans are aware of its toll on the population. Every November, COPD Awareness Month passes without the flurry of media coverage, awareness ribbons, and and fundraising merchandise that attends days dedicated to cancer or heart disease.
The University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy within the College of Public Health. This tenure-earning position will contribute actively to the research, education and service activities a multi-disciplinary academic department focused on building scientific evidence and cultivating a next-generation workforce needed to improve health care delivery, population health, and health equity. We seek candidates who demonstrate outstanding potential for developing a robust program of extramurally-funded research on topics in health policy, healthcare delivery and financing, and population health.
Dr. Michael Singleton, assistant professor of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and a faculty in the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, is co-investigator on a new award from the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.