Over the decades, great gains have been made in reducing black lung disease among coal miners. But, recently, there’s been an uptick in the sometimes fatal condition. Fifty years ago, Central Appalachian Education and Research Center Director Wayne Sanderson says about a third of all miners contracted black lung. Today, the potentially deadly disease afflicts about four to five percent of miners. And, Sanderson says, that number’s climbing.
The University of Kentucky College of Public Health is pleased to announce that Kathryn M. Cardarelli, PhD, has been appointed Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs and Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior.
Kevin M. Schuer, assistant professor and academic coordinator in thePhysician Assistant Studies Program at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).
What if we could pinpoint a hereditary cause for Alzheimer's, and intervene to reduce the risk of the disease? We may be closer to that goal, thanks to a team at the University of Kentucky. Researchers affiliated with the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have completed new work in Alzheimer's genetics; the research is detailed in a paper published today in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Curiosity never retires; it joins the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Kentucky! Adults age 50 or over who love learning for the joy of it are invited to the OLLI open house on Aug. 20. Join more than 1,300 dynamic adult learners in Lexington who share their ideas, interests and passion for learning. The open house and registration is from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the gymnasium of Tates Creek Christian Church, at 3150 Tates Creek Road in Lexington.
The College of Public Health’s Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, along with the UK Level 1 Trauma Center and WKYT, are working together to promote and improve bike safety. Two events will be sponsored this September that are free and open to all those who are interested.
Professor Richard A. Crosby in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health has been named the Good Samaritan Endowed Chair in Health Education, Research, Health Promotion, and Preventive Services.
The Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC) will be hosting the 2013 Central Appalachian Regional Work Safety & Health Symposium, Thursday, August 22. Researchers, government officials, industry representatives and health and safety professionals will gather at the Hilton Lexington Downtown for the daylong conference.
When high school Spanish teacher Joyce Botti started complaining about memory problems a few years ago, doctors dismissed her concerns as normal signs of aging. But new research being presented Wednesday at an international Alzheimer's conference suggests that Botti's worries -- like those of others suffering so-called "senior moments" -- could be the earliest indicators of devastating brain disease.
In conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the new College of Public Health Outstanding Alumni Awards program. These awards will honor graduates who have made outstanding contributions at the local, state, regional, national and/or international level in public health or healthcare leadership.