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Posted: November 2, 2016

Researchers at the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, based at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, have received grant monies to implement a real-time state opioid overdose surveillance system.

The Enhanced State Surveillance of Opioid Morbidity and Mortality surveillance system aims to expedite the collection and dissemination of drug overdose data to key stakeholders, such as healthcare workers and law enforcement officials, according to a news release from the university. University officials did not go into specifics about the grant amount.

Posted: October 28, 2016

Donna Arnett, dean of the Univesity of Kentucky College of Public Health, was featured during "UK at the Half" that aired during the UK vs. Mississippi State football game, broadcast on radio Oct. 22.

"UK at the Half" airs during the halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast and is hosted by Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Marketing.

To hear the Oct. 22 "UK at the Half," click on the play button below. To view a transcript of the show, click here.

Posted: October 4, 2016

90 minutes before he was killed on his first day of work as a temporary employee, 21-year-old Day Davis texted a picture of himself to his girlfriend, excited for their future. Now Day's sister, 17-year-old Antonia, searches for answers. An investigation reveals the troubling issues that led to Day's death and how the $100 billion temporary staffing industry is putting millions of American workers at risk.

Posted: October 2, 2016

Suicides outnumber homicides by nearly 4 to 1 so suicide has been in the forefront of our research focus. Dr. Sabrina Brown, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, recently appeared on the “Public Health Minute,” a radio segment syndicated to National Public Radio affiliates.

Dr. Brown discussed the Kentucky Violent Death Reporting System, which addresses the need for accurate surveillance and data analysis to identify those populations at risk for violent death.

Posted: September 15, 2016

Responding to an environmental health emergency requires public health workers to enter the field, work alongside community members, and educate residents about risk-reduction measures.

And, as a group of UK College of Public Health students learned on Sept. 7, sometimes fieldwork involves unusual tasks, such as asking a complete stranger for toenail clippings.

Posted: September 14, 2016

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and UK Executive Vice President for Health Affairs (EVPHA) Dr. Michael Karpf today announced Karpf’s decision to retire in 2017 following the hiring and appropriate transition period for his replacement.

 

“My original mandate when recruited to this position by then UK President Lee Todd was to revitalize the clinical enterprise at UK incorporating both the hospital system and the College of Medicine,” Karpf said. “Since my arrival in 2003, we have made considerable progress, and I feel that the original goals we established have been achieved and we have built a strong foundation for UK HealthCare.”

 

Posted: September 7, 2016

Dr. Michael D. Singleton, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, published new research on the protective effects of motorcycle helmets in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention. The article, “Differential protective effects of motorcycle helmets against head injury,” was published online on September 2, 2016.

Posted: August 31, 2016

Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health and UK College of Medicine recently published a landmark study examining the relationships between diabetes and two types of cognitive dysfunction, Alzheimer’s disease and cerebrovascular disease.

The results of the study, which appeared in a recent issue of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, suggest a correlation between diabetes and cerebrovascular disease, a neurological condition characterized by constricted blood flow to the brain. Cerebrovascular disease is associated with stroke and ruptures that cause brain damage.

Posted: August 25, 2016

The University of Kentucky invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy within the College of Public Health. This position leads a multi- disciplinary academic department focused on building scientific evidence and cultivating a next- generation workforce needed to improve health care delivery, population health, and health equity. The Department includes eleven full-time primary faculty members who direct research centers and programs devoted to public health systems and policy, rural health services, addiction health services, health economics, and health systems reform.

Posted: August 19, 2016

A new research center operated within the University of Kentucky College of Public Health will investigate and inform health policies and services affecting impoverished rural communities around the nation.

The Center for Rural and Underserved Health Research at Kentucky received a $2.8 million grant from the US Health Resources and Services Administration’s Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement grant program. The Center became one of seven federally funded centers in the nation dedicated to health policy and services research in rural populations. The award will provide an annual $700,000 in funding to operate the center for four years. The Center is situated to address health services and systems in impoverished and underserved areas of Appalachia.