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.
The University of Kentucky Rural Cancer Prevention Center (RCPC), housed at the College of Public Health, has received $3.75 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote colorectal cancer screening in Central Appalachia. The UK RCPC is one of just 26 CDC-funded Prevention Research Centers (PRC) in the country, and the only one focused on developing and disseminating strategies for rural cancer prevention.
UK HealthCare and Norton Healthcare are building upon their history of collaboration to expand research and educational collaborations between the two institutions, with the goal of improving health and health care for all Kentuckians.
Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH, pronounced "birch"), a mentored career development program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supports junior investigators with training and protected research time to overcome challenges and excel early in their careers, while simultaneously advancing an area of research priority: women's health and sex differences.
The University of Kentucky has received a $12.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue its work to better understand and minimize negative health and environmental impacts from hazardous waste sites.
Children who suffer from obesity carry a burden of premature death into adulthood. Obese children have more than double the risk of mortality in their 30s and 40s compared to children who begin life with a healthy body mass index (BMI).
Ashton Potter Wright, a recent graduate from the UK College of Public Health, starts work today as Lexington’s local food coordinator, a new position charged with improving connections between Central Kentucky farmers and consumers.
A multidisciplinary team of doctors, researchers, and informaticists the University of Kentucky is working to improve identification of lung cancer patients who are eligible to participate in clinical trials for novel treatments.
The future looks bright for cancer research in Kentucky – on May 22, the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center held its annual Markey Cancer Center Research Day, highlighting the work of UK students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty from the past year.
Mark D. Birdwhistell and Dr. Carol Steltenkamp were among the Individuals and organizations honored on May 13 at the eighth annual MediStar Awards. Held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, the MediStar Awards are the region’s premier venue for recognizing excellence in the business of health care.