The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved 17 University Research Professorships for the 2016-17 year.
The US is generally prepared to manage public health emergencies like the Houston floods, a Zika virus outbreak or a potential bioterrorist attack, but health protections aren’t distributed evenly across the country, according to a new state-by-state analysis.
The 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index, which measures how communities respond to and recover from “large-scale emergencies,” shows states getting better in areas like health security and engaging their communities than 2014 and 2015. But the national index score of 6.7 on a 10-point scale shows plenty of room for improvement.
Donna Arnett, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, outlined implications for researchers as the nation’s health care system pivots toward precision medicine during the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) 11th annual conference on April 21, 2016.
University of Kentucky's Larry Goldstein MD and Donna Arnett, Ph.D., took part in drafting a policy statement that was published in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) flagship journal Circulation this month.
The statement was intended to provide a thorough review of the scientific underpinnings of the AHA’s public advocacy strategies as they pertain to the association's 2020 Strategic Impact Goals, which target a 10-year 20 percent improvement in the cardiovascular health of all Americans and a 20 percent reduction in deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke.
University of Kentucky researchers Robin Vanderpool and Mark Dignan are leading projects funded by the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities to continue Markey Cancer Center’s community-based efforts aimed at reducing cancer rates in Appalachia. Both programs are funded for three years.
Appalachian regions, particularly in Eastern Kentucky, have disproportionately high rates of both incidence and mortality due to cancer when compared to other regions in the United States. Poverty, lack of access to health care, poor diet, tobacco use, and lack of exercise conspire together to produce high rates of preventable cancers in Appalachia.
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Dr. Corrine Williams has been recommended by Dean Arnett for the position of Director of Graduate Studies for the Master of Public Health Degree. She will serve for a three-year term, effective April 1. This appointment has been confirmed by Dr. Susan Carvalho, Graduate Dean.
During National Public Health Week, we join together to enhance public health -- the foundation of our security and well-being -- here at home and around the world. By supporting health professionals and embracing our obligations to promote public health and protect our planet, we can uphold our shared responsibility to preserve the promise of a happy and healthy life for our children and grandchildren.
Dr. Rice Cowan Leach, a life-long Public Health servant and Lexington’s Commissioner of Health, died Friday, April 1, following a battle with cancer. He was 75.
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PBS showcased the great work of our UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center and the impact our faculty and staff have made across Kentucky. Health officials started training sites on colon cancer about a decade ago. Colon cancer screenings doubled and statewide deaths reduced by 24% during that time. Our RCPC faculty and staff are on the front lines to reach Kentuckians where they live and save lives. #uk4ky #publichealth #cancerprevention
Read more: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/why-cancer-is-so-hard-to-fight-in-rural-kentucky/