Financial access is important, but there are other access issues, such as geographical access to medical care services, access to culturally appropriate services for our growing Latino population, and the lack of adequate health personnel to manage these newly insured patients.
Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) recently lead 49 University of Kentucky (UK) students, faculty, staff and community members in a multidisciplinary health brigade experience to Santo Domingo, Ecuador. STSG is a UK based organization that strives to improve the health and well-being of impoverished communities while offering learners the opportunity to work in a multicultural and interdisciplinary setting.
Katherine Eddens, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Behavior at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Public Health (CPH), received funding from the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Extramural Loan Repayment Program (LRP) in recognition of her promising research agenda to address disparities in health status among underserved populations. Her research focuses on increasing the reach and effectiveness of health communication strategies to connect the underserved to health services and solutions.
The first “Bob G Family Fun and Fitness Day” will be held on the lawn of Morehead State University’s Laughlin Health Building Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. until noon with registration for a fun walk beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Susan G. Komen Lexington is launching Colors of Promise, an African-American community outreach program, as well as Ties That Bind (Lazos Que Perduran), a Spanish-speaking outreach program, in the Lexington, KY area.
Ryan P. Hickson, a third-year PharmD/Master of Public Health candidate from Jeffersonville, Indiana, was one of four students from across the country to be named an Express Scripts Scholar.
Education Abroad (EA) will hold its annual Fall Fair on Wednesday, September 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. From A to Z, the Education Abroad Fair showcases every international education opportunity available at the University of Kentucky. Students will find a range of options, including study, intern, research, teach, and service abroad programs.
David Fardo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Public Health (CPH), received a career development grant from the National Institute on Aging in the area of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Over the decades, great gains have been made in reducing black lung disease among coal miners. But, recently, there’s been an uptick in the sometimes fatal condition. Fifty years ago, Central Appalachian Education and Research Center Director Wayne Sanderson says about a third of all miners contracted black lung. Today, the potentially deadly disease afflicts about four to five percent of miners. And, Sanderson says, that number’s climbing.
The University of Kentucky College of Public Health is pleased to announce that Kathryn M. Cardarelli, PhD, has been appointed Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs and Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior.