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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 alumna, Ashton Potter Wright, has hit the ground running in her first months as Lexington's first local food coordinator.  She has met with individuals from 75 different organizations and an advisory committee to chart a path toward building the city's first farm-to-table program and build upon the area's growing interest in the promotion of growing and buying food locally.  "There's a lot of great ideas," Wright said.  "But we have to figure out which ones of those can make the most meaningful impact."

  • Two UK College of Public Health faculty members were part of a team that developed a new web-based program designed to provide a simple way for healthcare providers to determine whether a brain tumor case requires testing for a genetic mutation.  Dr. Li Chen and Dr. Eric Durbin, of the Biostatistics Department, worked with fellow UK Markey Cancer Center researcher, Dr. Craig Horbinski, to craft a program that uses a statistical model to predict with accuracy the likelihood a patient carries a gene, known as an IDH1 mutation. Patients who carry the IDH1 mutation tend to survive years longer than brain tumor patients who do not carry it.

  • On July 9, 2014, the University of Kentucky announced a $3.75 million grant from the CDC for colorectal cancer prevention in Eastern Kentucky. The grant provides free FIT kits to local health departments and supports outreach through UK's Rural Cancer Prevention Center over the next 5 years.

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Welcome to our incoming MHA students! They're on campus today for New Student Orientation.

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Welcome to our incoming MPH students! They're on campus for New Student Orientation.

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August 21, 2014

College of Public Health Alumna, Ashton Potter Wright, is charting a path for success as Lexington's first local food coordinator. Check out this feature in today's Herald-Leader. http://www.kentucky.com/2014/08/19/3386850/lexingtons-new-food-coordinator.html

Lexington's new food coordinator says she has tried to plant seeds for success | Fayette County...
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In the first two months as the city's first local food coordinator, Ashton Potter Wright has met with 130 people who represent 75 different organizations.

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August 20, 2014

It is great to see our Biostatistics faculty, Dr. Li Chen and Dr. Eric Durbin, in the news for the work they have done with Dr. Craig Horbinski of Markey Cancer Center to develop a web-based app to assist in brain tumor screening. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/markey-researchers-develop-web-based-app-predict-glioma-mutations

Markey Researchers Develop Web-Based App to Predict Glioma Mutations | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2014) – A new web-based program developed by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers will provide a simple, free way for healthcare providers to determine which brain tumor cases require testing for a genetic mutation.

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August 15, 2014

Join us for the SOPHAS Virtual Fair to learn more about our degree programs! September 10 we'll be chatting 11am-2pm and 6pm-9pm and September 11 we'll be chatting 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9pm. Register below!

Fair Details
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August 14, 2014

FUSION (For Unity and Service in Our Neighborhoods) is the largest one-day service event in Kentucky! It takes place Monday 8/25. This year, CPH is going to be volunteering at God's Pantry. This will be a great opportunity to meet other students and give back to the community! Register online before the event (see below). Participants get free a lunch and t-shirt! Students must arrive to the Johnson Center Fields by 9:30am (the event should end around 3:00pm).

UKY: FUSION 2014 - Center for Community Outreach
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August 13, 2014

Take a moment to watch this video, highlighting the important work of the Rural Cancer Prevention Center, which is housed within the College of Public Health. We are proud that RCPC calls us home. http://youtu.be/3V1GuZh_kSs

Community-Based Rural Colon Cancer Prevention

On July 9, 2014, the University of Kentucky announced a $3.75 million grant from the CDC for colorectal cancer prevention in Eastern Kentucky. The grant prov...

It's great to see our faculty and staff in the news! Congratulations to UK College of Public Health's Anna Hoover, who was one of two recognized health and environmental literacy experts featured in a webinar developed and supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' Partnerships for Environmental Public Health program.

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August 10, 2014

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Public health messaging: How it is said can influence behaviors: Beyond the facts
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A young man walks up to a convenience store counter and asks for a pack of cigarettes. He throws some money on the counter, but the cashier says, “That’s not enough.” So the young man pulls out a pair of pliers, wrenches out one of his teeth and hands it over.

The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), which calls the College of Public Health home, is one of only five awardees in the country to receive a $1.08 Million CDC grant to address prescription drug overdose prevention! Congratulations to the fine folks of KIPRC!

Don't forget to purchase your ticket for the Lexington Legends game! CPH will be at the ballpark on Tuesday August 26 at 7pm!

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There's only two weeks left to enjoy the Lexington Farmer's Market @ UK! Check them out today, 3pm-6pm, in the Commonwealth Stadium parking lot.

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August 5, 2014

If you're following the news about Ebola, you might find this article interesting. A quick look at how the American citizens with Ebola were transported home.

How the American Ebola Patients Are Being Brought to the U.S.
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Similar past experiences show how Americans who are overseas with a highly fatal disease can safely get to a U.S. hospital

UK College of Public Health alumna, April Harris, MPH, CHES, has been honored by her colleagues as an innovative Quality Improvement practitioner. The Innovative Quality Improvement Practitioner honor recognizes individuals who have championed a Quality Improvement (QI) effort and culture in their public health practice. Congratulations to April!

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July 31, 2014

Remember, you have until August 15th to submit your recommendation for the 2014-2015 Outstanding Alumni Awards. You can find the details here: http://www.uky.edu/publichealth/alumni/cph-oustanding-alumni-award

CPH Oustanding Alumni Award | University of Kentucky College of Public Health
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2014-2015 Call for NominationsThe University of Kentucky Outstanding Alumni Awards program was established in 2013, in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the College. The award recognizes UK CPH graduates who have made outstanding contributions at the local, state, regional, national and/or i…

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July 30, 2014

Did you hear about the Surgeon General's call to action to prevent skin cancer? Read more about it here:

Peanuts, Cracker Jack, and Public Health! Join us in saying goodbye to Summer Break at the ballpark! Students, alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends are all invited!

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Looking for a fun way to get some physical activity? Check out Walk with a Doc tomorrow (Wednesday) 6:30pm-7:15pm at the Lexington Arboretum visitor center. Walk with Dr. Alison Bailey, cardiologist at the Gill Institute, and learn about heart health. Open to everyone!

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July 28, 2014

What do you think? Will you be fist bumping instead of shaking hands?

Fist Bump Your Doctor? It May Be Less Germy - NBC News
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Could a fist bump be a cleaner, better way for people to greet each other, especially in germy hospitals? British researchers have done an experiment that se...

The College of Public Health looks forward to Professor Julia Costich's presentation on Kentucky's response and implementation of the Affordable Care Act at a National Press Club Forum on August 25th. We are proud to have faculty who represent not only the University, but the state as well, at such meaningful events.

Congratulations to our own David Fardo, Professor in the Biostatistics Department, for being awarded the 2014 Asao Hirano Prize from the American Association of Neuropathologists. Dr. Fardo, along with Dr. Peter Nelson of the Sanders-Brown Center for Aging, received the award for best paper presented on neurodegenerative diseases at the AANP's annual conference.

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July 22, 2014

Have some time to spare? Check out a few of these videos about Public Health!

30 TED Talks Everybody in Public Health Should Watch | Smart Health Claims
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Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

Students: What are you doing this summer for your practicum?