A study led by Dr. Tomi Akinyemiju, associate professor of Epidemiology, examined whether metabolic health status is associated with risk of cancer mortality and whether this varies by body mass index (BMI) category.
Dr. Donna Arnett, Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, will speak on “Precision Public Health: Balancing Scientific Investment and Prevention,” in a public event at Boston University School of Public Health.
A new study by University of Kentucky College of Public Health investigators examines whether local expenditures for public health activities influence area-level medical spending for Medicare beneficiaries.
The University of Kentucky College of Public Health welcomes Teresa Waters as chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy. Waters, a health economist, comes to UK from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where she most recently served as professor and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine. Her appointment as chair is effective December 1, 2017.
“I chose to come here because the UK College of Public Health is well-positioned for success,” said Waters.
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a type of growth factor that promotes growth and survival of neurons. Fetal exposure to opiates can lead to postnatal withdrawal syndrome, which is referred as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Preclinical and clinical studies have shown an association between opiates exposure and alteration in BDNF expression in the brain and serum levels in adult.
Dr. James W. Holsinger, Jr., Chancellor and Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, co-authored the publication “Leadership for Public Health 3.0: A Preliminary Assessment of Competencies for Local Health Department Leaders,” along with colleagues from Ferris State University.
Dr. Elizabeth Hunter, assistant professor of Gerontology, University of Kentucky College of Public Health Graduate Center for Gerontology, is an author of a new publication in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
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.