In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has joined 68 of the nation’s top cancer centers in issuing a statement urging for increased HPV vaccination for the prevention of cancer.
he University of Kentucky Global Health Initiative is welcoming its second annual Global Health Case Competition, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the UK College of Pharmacy.
Fifteen interdisciplinary student teams representing 15 different colleges will develop strategies to address a critical global health scenario during the Global Health Case Competition.
For this year’s scenario, each student team will serve as a multidisciplinary consultant team to the Division of Child Health in Mexico’s Ministry of Health. The teams will create a strategy for reducing the health and socioeconomic burdens of childhood obesity in Mexico and determine the costs and trade-offs involved.
Adults ages 50 and older who harbor a passion for furthering their knowledge are invited to learn about courses and programs offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) during the OLLI Open House on Jan. 21.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has appointed Terry Bunn, a University of Kentucky preventive and environmental medicine expert and director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), as a member of an independent advisory committee to the director of NIOSH.
The University of Kentucky College of Public Health’s mission of promoting optimal health across populations is underscored by its work to advance research, serve disadvantaged communities and prepare students for meaningful careers in the public health workforce.
Results from a collaborative study involving researchers at University of Kentucky College of Public Health and Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health suggest the ongoing Medicaid expansions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have the potential to improve health insurance coverage and access to behavioral health care among low-income adults with mental health and substance use disorders.
Twenty-five years ago, while they were still in graduate school, Nancy Schoenberg and Mark Swanson met at a meeting of the Anthropology Student Association at the University of Florida. They're still arguing about who sat next to whom.
"This year’s Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky graduates are addressing the Commonwealth’s most intractable and important health problems," said Nancy Schoenberg, associate dean for research in the UK College of Public Health and director of community engagement and research in the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
Second-year doctoral student Thi Hong Phuc Dang from the University of Victoria works with Glen Mays, the F. Douglas Scutchfield Endowed Professor in Health Services and Systems Research and director of the S4A program, to conduct research on public health services and systems in both the United States and Canada.
Seven faculty members from the University of Kentucky have been selected to participate in the 2015-16 SEC Faculty Travel Program. The program, in its fourth year, provides support for faculty to collaborate with colleagues at other SEC member institutions.