For over 10 years, the University of Kentucky has served as a national leader in bystander intervention programming through its innovative programs like Green Dot, AlcoholEdu and Haven. Now, university administrators and researchers are coming together to leverage UK’s expertise in this area of violence prevention to determine which types of programming are most impactful to incoming students.
Dr. Wayne Sanderson will step down as the chair of the Department of Epidemiology effective December 31, 2016. He will continue as a professor in the College of Public Health.
The primary objective of this course is for students to gain experience with public health community programs and be involved in the collaborative planning and implementation of different service projects. The class format will be comprised of both in-class sessions and volunteering in the community with the public school system, health department, parks and recreation, after-school programs, etc. This will provide students with an opportunity for both classroom-based learning and real-world application.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”