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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Pilot Funding Program of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) provides funding and multidisciplinary research support for preliminary and proof-of-concept studies in translational science. The program received a significant boost in 2011 when the CCTS earned a $20 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH. The CTSA program aims to improve human health by transforming research and training environments to enhance the efficiency and quality of clinical and translational research, and the Pilot Program is one of the primary methods through which the CCTS achieves this goal.
National Poison Prevention Week is March 16-21, 2014, as designated by the U.S. Congress. Each year, more than 2 million poisonings are reported to the nation’s poison centers. According to Dr. Susan Pollack, director of the Pediatric and Adolescent Injury Prevention Program at the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, specific high-risk items vary for different age groups. Medication poisoning is particularly common among youngsters.