The drive down the Mountain Parkway from Lexington to Campton is only about an hour. It’s a beautiful drive, as the mountains of Kentucky come into view as you leave the Bluegrass. But hidden behind those beautiful views is one of our state’s most serious problems — profound differences in health, with disparities that are striking from the mountains to the Bluegrass.
Epidemiologists examine public health problems through a wide-scope lens to determine the impact of disease and health disparities at the population-level. Medical practitioners, on the other hand, are attuned to the health problems of the individual.
During the spring 2016 semester, students in Dr. Henrietta Bada’s maternal and child health course discovered both perspectives are helpful — and necessary — for solving the health problems impacting children and mothers in Kentucky.
Three of the college’s outstanding faculty received teaching awards presented at the graduation reception on May 6, 2016. These awards recognize faculty achievement in teaching and mentoring.
Close to half of patients with severe or difficult to treat asthma participating in a large trial still had poorly controlled symptoms after a decade, researchers reported here.
The multicenter, observational TENOR II study evaluated the prevalence of persistent very poorly controlled asthma more than 10 years after their enrollment in TENOR I, which was designed to examine the causes of poor asthma control in this subset of patients.
Welcome to the era of precision medicine — a new frontier in health care delivery with the promise of improving outcomes and extending lives.
A new study led by University of Kentucky researchers and published in Nature shows a potential new biological marker for the development of obesity and a possible target for obesity prevention and treatment.
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved 17 University Research Professorships for the 2016-17 year.
The US is generally prepared to manage public health emergencies like the Houston floods, a Zika virus outbreak or a potential bioterrorist attack, but health protections aren’t distributed evenly across the country, according to a new state-by-state analysis.
Donna Arnett, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, outlined implications for researchers as the nation’s health care system pivots toward precision medicine during the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) 11th annual conference on April 21, 2016.