The two-year awards from the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research, housed at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide $100,000 in funding for each scholar along with targeted scientific mentoring, career development and technical assistance.
Dr. Robin Pendley, in the department of health services management and policy at East Tennessee State University College of Public Health has received a grant from the de Beaumont Foundation to study the characteristics of public health doctoral students over the past 50 years.
Improved population health links directly to improved education and vice versa. The same goes for economic vitality. If we want a prosperous, smarter Kentucky ready to compete with the world, we need a healthy Kentucky.
The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), housed at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, and the Kentucky Labor Cabinet are partnering to warn employers and employees to take precautions. “Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because it doesn’t have an odor or a taste,” said Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry Roberts.
The 1964 landmark report, released by Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry, was the first federal government report linking smoking and ill health, including lung cancer and heart disease. This scientifically rigorous report laid the foundation for tobacco control efforts in the United States.
There's a proverb in the business world that says, "If you don’t know, hire someone who does." In the world of translational research, the saying might go like something this: "If you don't have the expertise or resources, collaborate with someone who does."
The College of Public Health is pleased to announce that the Department of Health Services Management is now recognized as the Department of Health Management and Policy.
The University of Kentucky College of Public Health has presented its inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award to Yousuf J. Ahmad, a 2008 doctoral graduate of the college.
Public health researcher Richard Crosby says it will take extraordinary measures for that notion to gain wide acceptance, especially among those most at-risk for developing an HIV infection, which can lead to AIDS.
While critics of the Affordable Care Act use the problems of a newly launched website to discredit the law and the idea of expanded access to healthcare, new evidence keeps emerging of the benefits that expanding access to health coverage and investing in prevention and public health can bring to the people who need it most.