College of Public Health students graduating

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Posted: May 14, 2014

During the College of Public Health graduation reception on May 10, 2014, many of our students and faculty were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in service, research, and academics. These awards are not only an honor, but also a reflection of their dedication and passion for excellence.

Posted: May 9, 2014

A genome-wide association study (GWAS) led by Dr. Peter Nelson of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky, and David Fardo of UK's Department of Biostatistics, has provided new insight into Hippocampal Sclerosis of Aging (HS-A), a common disease affecting the elderly.

Posted: May 8, 2014

Richard J. Charnigo, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health has been named a University Research Professor.The University Research Professors program's purpose is to enhance and encourage scholarly research productivity, provide an opportunity for concentrated research effort for selected faculty members, and to recognize outstanding research achievement by members of the faculty. Funds for these annual awards are provided by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Posted: May 1, 2014

A genome-wide association study (GWAS) led by Dr. Peter Nelson of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky, and David Fardo of UK's Department of Biostatistics, has provided new insight into Hippocampal Sclerosis of Aging (HS-A), a common disease affecting the elderly.

Posted: April 9, 2014

Leaders in public health research, policy, and practice from around the country will gather in Lexington this week to share their latest lessons learned at the 2014 Keeneland Conference in Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR), a premier national meeting focused on advancing the science of public health across the United States.

Posted: April 8, 2014

Personnel from the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) provided Kentucky Public Health Assistance and Support Team (K-PHAST) training to students from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Nursing and College of Justice and Safety. K-PHAST is a team of volunteers trained to respond to Public Health emergencies and assist with special projects at the state and local levels.

Posted: April 7, 2014

Since 1964, UK has worked through the Donovan Fellowship and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to ensure that "curiosity never retires" in the Commonwealth. Through tuition waivers and community-based classes, workshops, and social events, Kentuckians over the age of 50 find intellectual stimulation, physical activity, creative outlets, and social engagement.

Posted: April 4, 2014

National Public Health Week is April 7-13 and the UK College of Public Health and UK Student Public Health Association, a student affiliate of the Kentucky Public Health Association, have a full week planned! The purpose of the week is to raise awareness about public health and important public health issues.

Posted: April 2, 2014

The University of Kentucky Chapter of the International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) will host the 10th annual Art of Healing silent auction on Wednesday, April 2. Proceeds from the art auction benefit the Shoulder to Shoulder clinic in Ecuador. Shoulder to Shoulder, an initiative supported by many of the health colleges at the University of Kentucky, was founded in 2002 with a mission to improve global health.

Posted: March 31, 2014

We all know that exercise is good for us — it can help us lower blood pressure and cholesterol, maintain a healthy weight, and even improve mood and sleep. But can exercise improve the brain, especially as we age? A multidisciplinary group of University of Kentucky researchers is working to answer that question.