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Biostatistics

Biostatistics

Biostatistics is a discipline that develops and applies methodology for quantitative studies in public health and biomedical research. The methodology focuses on the design and analysis of health surveys, clinical trials, prevention trials, intervention studies, longitudinal studies, and laboratory studies.

Epidemiology

Epidemiology

The Epidemiology Department in the UK College of Public Health, and their faculty, are committed to the practice of epidemiology in our teaching, our research and our service. We teach basic epidemiologic principles to all students in the various programs in our college, as well as to students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and veterinary sciences.

Gerontology

Gerontology

The Graduate Center for Gerontology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health recognizes the diverse ways of exploring aging and older persons. Instead of limiting students to a particular discipline or simply providing opportunities to study in several disciplines, we seek to help students develop a truly interdisciplinary, integrative, and holistic way of thinking about gerontology.

Health Behavior

Health Behavior

The Department of Health Behavior is comprised of highly productive faculty members who embrace the traditions of academia through their teaching, scholarship, and funded research projects. Indeed, the department is home to nationally known scholars who obtain research funding from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Health Management and Policy

Health Management and Policy

As a component of the UK College of Public Health, the Department of Health Management and Policy’s mission is to improve the organization and delivery of personal and public health services in Kentucky and beyond. This mission is addressed through graduate education, health services research, and service by faculty and staff.

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health

Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health

The department offers broad-based programs in environmental and occupational health for graduate students, and occupational medicine physicians. Those interested in studying Occupational/ Environmental Health focus on the influence of environment on the health of the population and its workforce.

Center for Public Health Systems & Services Research

Center for Public Health Systems & Services Research

The Center for Public Health Systems & Services Research (CPHSSR) seeks to explore the impact of specific public health strategies on the quality and performance of the United States public health system. PHSSR is distinct, but related to, the established field of Health Services Research (HSR), which has traditionally focused on the delivery of medical services.

Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Research and Policy

Center of Excellence in Public Health Workforce Research and Policy

The Center’s mission is to initiate and coordinate strategic efforts to improve the public health workforce through research. The Center identifies workforce databases and catalogues them at the National Library of Medicine’s Public Health Systems and Services Research Resources website.

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center

Our purpose is to decrease the burden of injury in the Commonwealth. Our partnership, grounded in a belief that most injuries are preventable, cultivates a collaborative approach to problem solving. KIPRC works to reduce injury through education, policy initiatives, public health programming, surveillance, risk factor analysis, direct interventions, and evaluation.

University of Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults

University of Kentucky Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults

The Center is dedicated to research and educational efforts intended to make a difference in the lives of older Kentuckians. Textbooks and research speak to the huge problem of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly whether it takes the form of emotional, financial, mental, physical, sexual or social mistreatment.

Rural Cancer Prevention Center

Rural Cancer Prevention Center

A CDC-supported research center and part of the national Prevention Research Centers program, guided by CPH faculty, with assistance from faculty in other academic units, including UK’s College of Medicine. The research focus in the UK RCPC is cancer prevention and control, with an emphasis upon community-based participatory research.

Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention

Southeast Center for Agricultural Health
and Injury Prevention

The mission of the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention is to develop and sustain an innovative program of research, education, and intervention services to prevent work-related illness and injury and to improve the safety and health of agricultural workers and their families in the southeastern United States.

Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center

The Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC) is the newest of only 18 such university-based occupational safety and health training programs in the United States. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH.)

  • College of Public Health Epidemiology student William Witt recently won first place for his research in the areas of anthropology and sociology at the Kentucky Academy of Science 100th Annual Meeting.  The Kentucky Academy of Science encourage scientific research and promotes the diffusion of scientific knowledge as it works to unify the scientific interests of the Commonwealth.

  • Margaret McGladrey, Assistant Dean for Research, was named the College of Public Health Employee of the Year for her outstanding service to the College.  Her award was presented at the College's Holiday Celebration and All Hands Meeting on Friday, December 12th.  Awards were also given to those who have committed multiple years of service to the College.

  • Dr. Robin Vanderpool, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior, and Dr. Bin Huang, Assistant Professor in the Division of Cancer Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics, have been awarded special interest project grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for their work in the area of cancer research.  Dr. Vanderpool has received a 5-year, $1.37 million grant to fund the Appalachian Center for Cancer Education, Screening, and Support (ACCESS), and Dr. Huang was awarded a 2-year, $250,000 award to improve Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR) data through ancillary data linkage.

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Congratulations to all students graduating from UK today (especially our CPH graduates)!

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December 18, 2014

Congratulations to CPH Epidemiology graduate student William Witt for winning first place in anthropology and sociology at the Kentucky Academy of Science 100th Annual Meeting in November! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-students-win-kentucky-academy-science-research-competitions

UK Students Win Kentucky Academy of Science Research Competitions | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2014) — Thirteen University of Kentucky students took home top honors at the Kentucky Academy of Science 100th Annual Meeting in November, where hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students from Kentucky colleges and universities participated in research competitions.

On Friday, December 12th, the College of Public Health faculty and staff gathered for a holiday celebration. Awards were presented to members of the CPH family who have given 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service to the College. Additionally, Margaret McGladrey, Assistant Dean for Research, was awarded the Employee of the Year Award for her outstanding service. Our most sincere congratulations to her!

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Holiday Celebration and All Hands Meeting - December 2014
On Friday, December 12th, the College of Public Health faculty and staff gathered for a holiday celebration. Awards were presented to members of the CPH family who have given 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service to the College. Additionally, Margaret McGladrey, Assistant Dean for Research, was awarded the Employee of the Year Award for her outstanding service. Our most sincere congratulations to her!

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December 15, 2014

Congratulations to College of Public Health faculty members, Dr. Robin Vanderpool and Dr. Bin Huang, on their recent grant awards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more about their special interest projects involving cancer research in today's UKNow. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-researchers-awarded-cdc-grants-cancer-research-appalachia

UK Researchers Awarded CDC Grants for Cancer Research in Appalachia | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2014) – Two University of Kentucky researchers have been awarded $1.62 million in grants through special interest projects from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Good luck to all of our students!

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December 12, 2014

Dr. Anna Hoover, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, is featured on the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences' (NIEHS) website. Take a look at her Grantee Profile here: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/dert/programs/peph/grantee-highlights/

Grantee Highlights
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Grantee Highlights Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Table of Contents Anna Goodman Hoover, Ph.D. - Taking Time to Dialogue with Stakeholders Neasha Graves – Translating Environmental Health Research Through Education Viola “Vi” Waghiyi – Fighting for Environmental Justice in the Arctic J…

The CPH holiday social is in full swing! Join us at Pazzo's until 7!

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CPH congratulates Dr. Douglas Scutchfield on the publication of a letter collection titled "The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam." Dr. Scutchfield co-edited the volume, and its publication will be commemorated at a special event on Friday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Art Museum at UK.

We are having a great time with the therapy dogs! Join us today until 3pm in CPH 115!

Take a break from studying for finals and join us tomorrow in CPH 115, 12pm-3pm, for some play time with therapy dogs!

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December 8, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Graham Rowles, Professor and Chair of the Gerontology Department, on being recognized with the Distinguished Faculty honor from the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/association-gerontology-higher-education-honors-health-professor

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 8, 2014) — Graham Rowles, Ph.D, professor and chair of the Department of Gerontology in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, has received the 2015 Distinguished Faculty honor from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE).

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December 3, 2014

CPH Faculty members Dr. Robin Vanderpool, Dr. Kate Eddens, and Dr. Jennifer Redmond Knight are involved in a groundbreaking new project addressing lung cancer in Kentucky. Read more about their work here: http://www.uky.edu/publichealth/about/news/2014-12-02/public-health-faculty-team-awarded-7-million-grant-address-lung-cancer

Public Health Faculty on Team Awarded $7 Million Grant to Address Lung Cancer | University of...
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Faculty members from Kentucky’s College of Public Health, Dr. Robin Vanderpool, Dr. Kate Eddens, and Dr. Jennifer Redmond Knight, are on a team that recently received $7 Million in grant funding from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation as part of its Bridging Cancer Care initiative. The project, na…

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November 21, 2014

The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to develop data-driven multidisciplinary approaches to reduce prescription drug abuse and overdoses in Kentucky. Dr. Svetla Slavova, an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the UK College of Public Health, is the project's principal investigator, and Dr. Terry Bunn, Director of KIPRC, is the project's co-investigator. Read a complete story about the project here: http://www.aspph.org/kentucky-center-awarded-grant-for-prescription-drug-abuse-prevention-program/

ASPPH | Kentucky Center Awarded Grant for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Program
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Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally.

We had a great turnout today for our Grand Rounds Seminar on Healthcare Reform and the ACA, featuring Dr. Julia Costich, Dr. Glen Mays, and Dr. Hannah Knudsen. We look forward to our next seminar in January and hope you will join us!

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November 18, 2014

Don't miss the CPH Grand Rounds seminar, this Thursday, November 20th at 11:00 in Nursing 511. There will be a panel discussion on the "The Post-Election Forecast for Public Health and Healthcare Reform,"and will include our own Dr. Julia Costich and Dr. Glen Mays as speakers. RSVP by today! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/college-public-health-host-panel-discussion-post-election-forecast-healthcare-reform

College of Public Health to Host Panel Discussion on Post-Election Forecast for Healthcare...
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2014) —The University of Kentucky College of Public Health will host a Grand Rounds seminar 11 a.m., Nov. 20 in 115 College of Nursing, featuring a panel discussion on the state of public health and healthcare reform in the wake of the recent elections.

Our #apha14 alumni and friends reception is off to a great start! Hope to see you tonight at Tomas Bistro!

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The gnome in our #apha14 booth has been very popular! We think he needs a name. Any suggestions?

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Stop by our booth and say hi! #apha14

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