College of Public Health students graduating

Pranav Rane
MPH: Health Management and Policy

Each month we spotlight a student currently enrolled in the college. We'll discuss their interests, their career aspirations, and what they like about the college.

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 assistant professors, Dr. April Young and Dr. Chi Wang have been awarded pilot grants from the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) for their work in innovative, collaborative, health-related research.  Dr. Young's project looks at the role social media and mobile applications play in sexual and drug-related networks, and Dr. Wang's project focuses on the development of a model-based bioinformatics method to be used in comparing somatic mutation patterns.  These projects join 10 others in this most recent round of CCTS pilot funding.

  • Christina Studts, PhD, assistant professors in the College of Public Health's Department of Health Behavior, has recently been selected for funding through the Center for Translational Science (CCTS) Pilot Program for a project examining behavioral problems in children who have hearing loss.  Dr. Studts will be co-PI with Dr. Matthew Bush, assistant professor in the UK College of Medicine's Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, on the project titled, "Assessing and Addressing Behavioral Problems in Children with Hearing Loss."

  • The College of Public Health will hold the first lecture of the Spring 2015 semester in its Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, February 19th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in Nursing Building, Room 115.  The lecture, titled "Socially Integrated Multidisciplinary Epidemiology, Prevention, and Care in Public Health," will feature Dr. Samuel Friedman of the National Development Research Institutes, Inc.  Lunch will be provided.  Those interested in attending should RSVP by Monday, February 16th to Nicole Howard.

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February 26, 2015

Congratulations to CPH assistant professors, Dr. April Young, and Dr. Chi Wang, on recently receiving pilot grants from UK's Center for Clinical and Translational Science for their innovative research projects. http://uknow.uky.edu/content/ccts-funds-pilot-awards-high-impact-studies-junior-faculty-and-collaborative-projects

CCTS Funds Pilot Awards for High Impact Studies, Junior Faculty, and Collaborative Projects | UKNow
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By CCTS Funds Pilot Awards for High Impact Studies, Junior Faculty, and Collaborative Projects � LEXINGTON, Ky.

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February 25, 2015

"Parks and Recreation" may be done, but the public health lessons it taught us live on. https://storify.com/APHA/parks-and-rec

What 'Parks and Recreation' taught us about public health (with images) · APHA
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We said goodbye to our favorite small town heroes last night. But in addition to bringing us lots of laughter, Leslie Knope, Ann Perkins and the rest of Pawnee's residents taught us about public health! Treat yo self to some of our favorite public health moments from NBC's "Parks and Recreation."

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February 23, 2015

Assistant professor of Epidemiology, Dr. Erin Abner, lends her insight to this article concerning early intervention and Alzheimer's disease. Take a look at the article here: http://www.bioworld.com/content/alzheimers-research-moving-toward-early-diagnoses-and-biomarkers

Alzheimer's research is moving toward early diagnoses and biomarkers
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By Nuala Moran Staff WriterSAN JOSE, Calif. – The industry's expensive attempts to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease have been confounded by the difficulties of diagnosis, and multiple drugs

Welcome back! We hope you dug out of the snow and are back on campus safely. Stay warm CPH family and friends!

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Beginning this year, President Capilouto has requested an annual assessment of UK’s campus environment. The Campus Attitudes Toward Safety (or C.A.T.S.) survey consists of several sections that ask students about opinions, knowledge and experiences on various topics relating to safety on campus. Please realize this is an investment in YOUR future at UK and an opportunity to hold the University accountable for providing a safe learning environment for ALL students. • The survey will open to all students March 2, 2015 • You can access the survey through the myUK portal • The survey will take ~25 minutes to complete • This survey is mandatory and must be completed in order to register for classes • Each student who completes the survey prior to registration will be entered for one of the following: UK Dining cards, UK Parking permits, cash

Another foot of snow, another day of classes cancelled and offices closed tomorrow. Be safe and stay warm!

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February 16, 2015

If you haven't done so already, be sure to sign up for UK Alert to get updates on snow days and other emergencies. #snowday

UK Alert - University of Kentucky Crisis Management and Preparedness
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The University of Kentucky has an emergency notification system, UK Alert, to communicate official information during an emergency or crisis situation that disrupts normal operation of the campus or threatens the health or safety of members of the campus community.

Due to anticipated inclement weather conditions, classes at the University of Kentucky are canceled Monday, Feb. 16, and offices are closed.

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February 14, 2015

Today being both Valentine's Day and National Donor Day has a special meaning for this couple. Give love, give life. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/woman-donates-kidney-stranger-now-married/story?id=28919260

Woman Donates Kidney to Stranger, Now They're Getting Married
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She gave him her kidney, then her heart.

Not only is it Valentine's Day, but today is also National Donor Day! Spread the love - register to be an organ donor today.

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Professor Glen Mays is filming a segment for PHSSR Inside Track, discussing his upcoming paper on the effects of the economic recession on public health service delivery. Look for a link to the finished product on our page.

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The next installment of Research 101 will take place Monday February 16 at 11am in CPH 202. Hear from Drs. Crosby and Vanderpool as they talk about student-faculty mentorship and how to get published!

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February 12, 2015

In honor of Valentine's week, here are a few signs you might be taking your love for public health a little too far! http://www.upworthy.com/your-unhealthy-love-for-public-health-in-14-images?c=ufb1

Your Unhealthy Love For Public Health In 14 Images
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Get yourself diagnosed.

You're invited to the Multicultural Health Careers Open House! It takes place April 25. Learn more about programs in CPH, as well as other health professions programs.

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Students, faculty, and staff of the UK College of Public Health showed our support of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women initiative by wearing our red to raise awareness of women's heart disease. #GoRed

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University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

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February 7, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Tina Studts, who was recently awarded funding through the CCTS Pilot Program for her project with Dr. Matthew Bush of the UK College of Medicine, examining behavioral problems in children who have hearing loss. Read more about their project here: http://www.aspph.org/kentucky-faculty-to-conduct-pilot-project-in-childrens-behavior-issues/

ASPPH | Kentucky Faculty to Conduct Pilot Project in Children’s Behavior Issues
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Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally.

Make plans to join us for the College of Public Health Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, February 19th at 11:00 am, featuring Dr. Samuel Friedman. This event is sponsored by CPH, College of Medicine Department of Behavioral Science, and the College of Arts & Sciences' Department of Sociology. RSVP today!

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Join us in supporting the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day this Friday, February 6th!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

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January 31, 2015

A Super Bowl party doesn't have to be a diet or health buster. Here are some tips for staying healthy while you celebrate: http://www.cdc.gov/men/superbowl/

Safe and Healthy Super Bowl - Men's Health - CDC
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The pathway to men’s health information and resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote wellness and prevent disease, injury, and disability.

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January 30, 2015

CPH was well represented last weekend in the UK Global Health Case Competition. Congratulations for a job well done to these Public Health students: Moaz Abdelwadoud, Shreya Berlia, Brandon Cofield, Stephanie Courtney, Marie Higginson-Rollins, and Marylou Wallace! http://uknow.uky.edu/content/global-health-case-competition-showcases-creativity-and-teamwork

Global Health Case Competition Showcases Creativity and Teamwork | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2015) — Nine multi-disciplinary student teams gathered on Saturday, Jan. 24, in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy to compete in the first Global Health Case Competition.

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January 30, 2015

Graduating in May and looking for some inspiration as you work on your resume? Check out this article for some great advice: http://www.higheredjobs.com/blog/postDisplay.cfm?post=522&utm_source=01_28_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=InsiderUpdate

The Purpose and Language of Resumes
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Contrary to popular opinion, the purpose of a resume is not to get you a job. The purpose of a resume is to get you an interview. Therefore,

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January 28, 2015

We love seeing our faculty members in the news! Take a look at this article about an important women's health issue, featuring a quote from assistant professor, Dr. Robin Vanderpool: http://www.kyforward.com/our-health/2015/01/28/appalachian-women-are-more-likely-to-get-cervical-cancer-but-it-could-be-prevented/

Appalachian women are more likely to get cervical cancer, but it could be prevented | Our Health
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By Melissa PatrickSpecial to KyForward A fatalistic belief that getting or preventing cancer is beyond a person’s control is one of many reasons young women in Appalachian Kentucky are likely to not get or complete the series of HPV vaccinations to prevent cervical cancer, according to a study by…

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January 28, 2015

Looking for some healthy recipes for your Super Bowl party? We've got just the thing! #SuperBowlXLIX http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20338949,00.html

11 Healthy Super Bowl Snacks
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Enjoy these 11 delicious and healthy game day recipes.

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January 26, 2015

We are proud of the work Dr. Mark Swanson and his Appal-TREE team are doing to increase access to healthy foods in eastern Kentucky. Read more about it here:http://uknow.uky.edu/content/uk-partners-community-based-programs-working-improve-access-healthy-food

UK Partners with Community-Based Programs Working to Improve Access to Healthy Food | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2015) — Valerie Horn spent most of her career as school counselor in Letcher County, Kentucky. During that time, she worked with the BackPack Program, which provides healthy weekend meals for children.