"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.
The University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology of the College of Public Health. This position leads a multidisciplinary academic department with 11 full-time primary faculty members who conduct research in a variety of sub-disciplines of epidemiology including cancer, aging, occupational/ environmental, infectious disease, genetic and social epidemiology, and substance use. In FY2017, department faculty garnered $1.9 million in primary research funding and $ 3.7 million in collaborative funding. Collaborative research funding with the other health sciences colleges on this land grant campus have been critical to the success of the faculty.
Dr. Sheila Davidson Pressley, who holds a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, was the recipient of a Lyman T.