The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute kicked off the upcoming semester with an Open House on August 6th. This year, the Institute, which provides campus and community-based educational opportunities for individuals over the age of 50, celebrates 50 years of learning involving over 1,300 adult learners.
University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto, U.S. Representative Hal Rogers, and Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control Dr. Thomas Frieden discussed health challenges facing the Eastern region of the Commonwealth at a SOAR Health Impact Series this week.
UK College of Public Health alumna, April Harris, MPH, CHES, has been honored by her colleagues as an innovative Quality Improvement practitioner. The Innovative Quality Improvement Practitioner honor recognizes individuals who have championed a Quality Improvement (QI) effort and culture in their public health practice.
The Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition, which is taking a week-long bus tour across the state, made a stop at the UK Markey Cancer Center on July 30th as part of its effort to promote better health for Kentuckians through smoke-free policies.
The University of Kentucky hosted the Kentucky Summit on Childhood Obesity and Physical Activity on July 30, 2014. The Summit, which involved the UK Colleges of Education, Public Health, and Agriculture, focused on the relationship between childhood health - in particular, nutrition and physical activity - and academic success.
Biostatistics Professor, David Fardo, and his colleague, Dr. Peter T. Nelson of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA), received the 2014 Asao Hirano Prize for best paper on neurodegenerative disease. The award, given by the American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP), was presented to Dr. Fardo and Dr. Nelson at the Association's annual conference in Portland, Oregon, in June.
Alumnus, Lazarus Eze, MPH, is bringing public health programming to the air waves of Nigeria with a new radio program in the capital city of Abuja.
UK College of Public Health faculty member, Douglas Scutchfield, MD, has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Public Health for a three-year term.
UK College of Public Health Alumna, Georgia Heise, DrPH, began her term as President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) at the organization's annual meeting this month. Dr. Heise, who received her DrPH from the UK College of Public Health, is Director of Three Rivers Health District Health Department in Owenton, Kentucky. Additionally, UK alumna, Swannie Jett, DrPH, MSc, who is a Health Officer for the Florida Department of Health, will serve as President-Elect.
UK College of Public Health Professor and Director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research, Glen Mays, speaks on Capitol Hill concerning changes in the delivery and financing of public health services across the country.