A publication from University of Kentucky College of Public Health investigators estimates the cost of resources required to implement a set of Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) as recommended by the Institute of Medicine.
New research from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health investigates the failure of policies that treat substance-using African American mothers as criminal adversaries unable or unwilling to care for their children.
University of Kentucky College of Public Health researchers Dr. Bin Huang and Dr. Thomas C.
Dr. Bin Huang joined colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to publish “Prostate cancer survival in the United States by race and stage (2001-2009): Findings from the CONCORD-2 study.” The article appears in the December 5, 2017, issue of the journal Cancer.
A new study from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health seeks to identify older patients’ perceptions of primary care providers’ influence on their likelihood of improving diet and physical activity.
A study led by Dr. Tomi Akinyemiju, associate professor of Epidemiology, examined whether metabolic health status is associated with risk of cancer mortality and whether this varies by body mass index (BMI) category.
Dr. Donna Arnett, Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, will speak on “Precision Public Health: Balancing Scientific Investment and Prevention,” in a public event at Boston University School of Public Health.
A new study by University of Kentucky College of Public Health investigators examines whether local expenditures for public health activities influence area-level medical spending for Medicare beneficiaries.
The University of Kentucky College of Public Health welcomes Teresa Waters as chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy. Waters, a health economist, comes to UK from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where she most recently served as professor and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine. Her appointment as chair is effective December 1, 2017.
“I chose to come here because the UK College of Public Health is well-positioned for success,” said Waters.
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a type of growth factor that promotes growth and survival of neurons. Fetal exposure to opiates can lead to postnatal withdrawal syndrome, which is referred as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Preclinical and clinical studies have shown an association between opiates exposure and alteration in BDNF expression in the brain and serum levels in adult.