Useful and informative work safety videos are one click away on the new YouTube channel, “U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers,” www.youtube.com/USagCenters. The channel is a joint project of 10 research, education and prevention centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), including the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention at the University of Kentucky.
Stephen W. Wyatt, DMD, MPH, Dean at the University of Kentucky College Of Public Health, has been selected to serve as President of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for a fifth term.
Lexington, KY is home to one of the country's oldest and most robust lifelong-learning programs; locals age 65 and older can sit in on university classes, sans tuition, whenever there are open seats. The school's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers classes for the 50-plus set.
As policymakers debate the weighty issues of federal spending, budget deficits and health care reform, it is easy to lose sight of the small things that have the greatest consequences for our health and well-being. Americans have added 30 years to their life expectancy during the past century, and 25 of those additional years result from public-health protections that prevent disease and injury in communities.
Dr. David M. Mannino, professor and chair of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, has been honored as the recipient of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment Achievement Award from the COPD Foundation. Mannino holds a joint appointment as professor of medicine in the UK Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, and as the director of the UK Pulmonary Epidemiology Research Laboratory.
Mr. Tom Kmetz, Division President, Norton Healthcare Women’s and Children’s Services and President of Norton Kosair Children’s Hospital, was acknowledged recently with a Recognition of Appreciation for his outstanding service as the inaugural chair of the Master of Health Administration Boards of Advisors.
The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science will host the 2nd Annual UK Clinical Research Education Day on Friday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UK Chandler Hospital, Pavilion H North Lobby (outside of the administration offices). The free, public event will feature a variety of informational tables for patients, students, faculty, staff and visitors to learn about clinical research activities and opportunities at UK.
Financial access is important, but there are other access issues, such as geographical access to medical care services, access to culturally appropriate services for our growing Latino population, and the lack of adequate health personnel to manage these newly insured patients.
Katherine Eddens, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Public Health (CPH), received funding from the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Extramural Loan Repayment Program (LRP) in recognition of her promising research agenda to address disparities in health status among underserved populations. Her research focuses on increasing the reach and effectiveness of health communication strategies to connect the underserved to health services and solutions.
Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) recently lead 49 University of Kentucky (UK) students, faculty, staff and community members in a multidisciplinary health brigade experience to Santo Domingo, Ecuador. STSG is a UK based organization that strives to improve the health and well-being of impoverished communities while offering learners the opportunity to work in a multicultural and interdisciplinary setting.