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Posted: July 1, 2013

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.

Posted: June 24, 2013

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.

Posted: June 18, 2013

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.

Posted: June 17, 2013

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.

Posted: June 4, 2013

Heather Bush, PhD and Richard Charnigo, PhD, Department of Biostatistics have received promotions.

Posted: June 4, 2013

Sujin Kim, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Biostatistics, within the College of Public Health, jointly appointed with the School of Library and Information Science, College of Communication and Information has been awarded the first Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies (APAT) Internal Grant Award in the amount of $13,000, to pursue her study, “An Effectiveness Study of a Personalized Learning Platform for Health Informatics Instruction.”

Posted: May 16, 2013

The Laboratory of Environmental Epigenetics at the Harvard School of Public Health (Departments of Environmental Health and Epidemiology; PI: Andrea Baccarelli) invites highly motivated applicants to a 2‐3 year Postdoctoral Fellow position in computational environmental epigenomics...

Posted: May 15, 2013

This past year, many of our students and faculty were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in service, research and academia.

These awards are not only an honor, but also a reflection of their dedication and passion for excellence.

Posted: May 6, 2013

Ms. Amirah Abullah, DrPH Candidate at the University Of Kentucky College Of Public Health, has been selected for the Southeastern Healthy Equity Council (SHEC) summer internship.

The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) is one of ten regional health equity councils in the U.S. formed in 2011 as part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), which is the first national multi-sector community- and partnership-driven effort on behalf of health equity, spearheaded by the federal Office of Minority Health (OMH). 

Posted: May 6, 2013

Ms. Amirah Abullah, DrPH Candidate at the University Of Kentucky College Of Public Health, has been selected for the Southeastern Healthy Equity Council (SHEC) summer internship.

The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) is one of ten regional health equity councils in the U.S. formed in 2011 as part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA), which is the first national multi-sector community- and partnership-driven effort on behalf of health equity, spearheaded by the federal Office of Minority Health (OMH).