College of Public Health students graduating

Vishal D. Nathu
Bachelor of Public Health

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.)

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January 21, 2016

The University of Kentucky Global Health Initiative is welcoming its second annual Global Health Case Competition, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the UK College of Pharmacy. For more information about UK’s 2016 Global Health Case Competition visit the GHCC website, http://www.uky.edu/international/global_health_program.

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January 20, 2016

Adults ages 50 and older who harbor a passion for furthering their knowledge are invited to learn about courses and programs offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) during the OLLI Open House on Jan. 21.

OLLI Open House Showcases Learning Opportunities for Older Adults | UKNow
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Lexington, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2016) – Adults ages 50 and older who harbor a passion for furthering their knowledge are invited to learn about courses and programs offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) during the OLLI Open House on Jan. 21.

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Welcome back students. Don't forget to stop by the student lounge (room 112) for lunch.

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It's not too late to RSVP for the next Distinguished Lecture Series event on Thursday, January 21, 11am - 12pm. RSVP deadline is January 19: https://redcap.uky.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=XL3HWCW8FM

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January 8, 2016

Say hello to Vishal, a current BPH student who came to CPH from Franklin, KY. Thanks for being a great ambassador for our college!

Student Spotlight: Vishal D. Nathu | University of Kentucky College of Public Health
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Name Vishal D. NathuDegree Program Bachelors of Public HealthHometown Franklin, KYPrevious Institutions Eastern Kentucky University What do you like most about the UK College of Public Health? Small cohort of students, the exceptional faculty, and of course our program itself. Are you engaged in a…

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January 7, 2016

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has appointed Terry Bunn, a University of Kentucky preventive and environmental medicine expert and director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), as a member of an independent advisory committee to the director of NIOSH.

UK College of Public Health Occupational Safety Expert Appointed to NIOSH Board | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2016) — The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has appointed Terry Bunn, a University of Kentucky preventive and environmental medicine expert and director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC), as a member of an independent…

Mark your calendars for the Research Committee's Spring 2016 events, the first of which is a distinguished lecture with Dr. Michael Hendryx on January 21.

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December 27, 2015

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In celebration of UK's Sesquicentennial this year, UKNow embarks on a series of features highlighting each of UK's 16 colleges as well as UK Libraries and The Graduate School. Celebrating these areas of the university in the chronological order of their establishment, this month we examine how University of Kentucky College of Public Health is transforming health in disparate regions of the Commonwealth and across the country through robust academic programs, research centers, community partnerships and outreach efforts. http://ow.ly/We2us #UK150

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December 22, 2015

Be sure to check out this brief history of the college that was featured in today's UKNOW newsletter!

UK College of Public Health Gains Ground Improving the Health of Kentuckians and the Nation | UKNow
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 22, 2015) — The University of Kentucky College of Public Health’s (CPH) mission of promoting optimal health across populations is underscored by its work to advance research, serve disadvantaged communities and prepare students for meaningful careers in the public health workfor…

With another semester officially in the books, we wanted to be sure to wish all of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff a Happy Holiday season!

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December 18, 2015

Dr. Glen Mays was recently quoted in an article in The Atlantic about heath-care in Kentucky, http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/12/kentucky-bevin-obamacare-kynect-medicaid/420690/.

Can Kentucky's New Governor Undo Obamacare?
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Matt Bevin campaigned on reversing the work of his Democratic predecessor. He’s discovering things are a little more complicated than that.

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December 15, 2015

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UK unveils new logo
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Jay Blanton announced that UK would retire the logo featuring the silhouette of Memorial Hall at the December Meeting of the Human Resources and University Relations Committee on Tuesday.

Good luck to everyone this week!

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December 10, 2015

For the last 18 years, Nancy Schoenberg and Mark Swanson have called the University of Kentucky home and have dedicated themselves to addressing health disparities, particularly in Appalachia.

UK Couple Committed to Impacting Kentucky Communities
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Nancy Schoenberg and Mark Swanson are focussed on "working with communities, for communities" throughout Appalachia. Watch how they work together, both in th...

Tom Collins is the winner of the 2015 Employee of the Year Award. Congratulations Tom!

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CPH Faculty and Staff at the 2015 All-Hands Meeting

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Students, need a place to relax between classes or to study for an upcoming exam? The new student lounge, located in suite 112 at CPH, is now open!

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December 1, 2015

Today is World AIDS Day. Do you know your HIV status? Find a testing location near you by clicking on the image. #knowyourstatus

Spread awareness not ignorance. #RethinkHIV #WorldAIDSDay

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November 23, 2015

The University of Kentucky is looking for students interested in participating in the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Meeting. This is the second year the university will participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University Network, a growing consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor and provide seed funding to student leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are developing solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

We're at the Tobacco Free Tailgate today until 2pm! Stop by to say hi and get some information about our public health programs!

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November 19, 2015

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Leading Alzheimer’s expert to speak at UK
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The physician who diagnosed former President Ronald Reagan with Alzheimer’s disease and treated country musician Glen Campbell for Alzheimer’s will speak at the University of Kentucky in hopes of raising awareness about the disease.

CPH's DanceBlue team is having a fundraiser at Mellow Mushroom on Monday November 30. Stop by for some pizza and say you're with the College of Public Health DanceBlue team--the team will get a portion of the proceeds!

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the CPH food drive ! We received over 200 items to donate to UK's Big Blue Pantry! Congratulations to staff who won the food drive competition.

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