The Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC) will be hosting the 2013 Central Appalachian Regional Work Safety & Health Symposium, Thursday, August 22. Researchers, government officials, industry representatives and health and safety professionals will gather at the Hilton Lexington Downtown for the daylong conference.
When high school Spanish teacher Joyce Botti started complaining about memory problems a few years ago, doctors dismissed her concerns as normal signs of aging. But new research being presented Wednesday at an international Alzheimer's conference suggests that Botti's worries -- like those of others suffering so-called "senior moments" -- could be the earliest indicators of devastating brain disease.
In conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the new College of Public Health Outstanding Alumni Awards program. These awards will honor graduates who have made outstanding contributions at the local, state, regional, national and/or international level in public health or healthcare leadership.
Professors Thomas Tucker (Epidemiology), Brent Shelton (Cancer Biostatistics), and Heidi Weiss(Cancer Biostatistics), and Assistant Professors Li Chen, Bin Huang, Emily Van Meter, and Chi Wang played pivotal roles in Markey’s successful proposal to the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Tucker serves as the Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control Program, while Drs. Weiss and Shelton provide senior leadership to the Biostatistics Core.
For kids who want a healthier on-the-go snack than the ice cream truck has to offer, there's now a food bike in Lexington that will come to them.
Last month, actor Michael Douglas caused a stir in the media when he suggested his throat cancer might have been caused by oral sex.
He could be right. Although smoking and alcohol use have long been regarded as the key risk factors, new research indicates that HPV, a sexually transmitted virus, is now the leading cause of mouth and throat cancers in the United States.
But there's an important take-away message to this story: Some cancers caused by HPV can be prevented easily, with a simple series of three vaccinations.
Creating jobs and making neighborhoods safer are keys to improving the health of people living in Fayette County. That was the message as representatives of 50 groups meet Friday as part of the Community Health Improvement Project.
In addressing those two issues, "we could take a huge step forward," said Angela Carman, an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, who helped lead the meeting at Bryan Station High School.
Virginia Valentin, assistant professor of physician assistant studies at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, has been elected president of the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA). Her term will begin July 1.
JaNelle Ricks, DrPH candidate at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, has been accepted to the Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching (FIRST) program at Emory University. FIRST provides postdoctoral fellows with both research support and training in teaching methods that are useful to their career development.
Heather Bush, PhD and Richard Charnigo, PhD, Department of Biostatistics have received promotions.