College of Public Health students graduating

Angel Algarin
MPH, Epidemiology

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University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
May 16, 2016

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.

Precision medicine and the future of health care
kentucky.com

Precision medicine is an individualized approach to achieving optimal health founded on the premise that our DNA, our environments and our lifestyle choices are the three major predictors of our health.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
May 13, 2016

UK Ag has launched a new website with information on the Zika virus. http://pest.ca.uky.edu/EXT/ZIKA/1kyzika.html

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
May 11, 2016

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared an event.

Postdoctoral Research Symposium at UK
Postdoctoral Research Symposium at UK

This event will feature the work of postdoctoral scholars in Kentucky and surrounding areas, a keynote presentation by UK’s Dr. Hollie Swanson, oral presentations by Kentucky postdocs, a poster session, and a panel discussion on interviewing techniques. Abstract submissions are welcome from any discipline, with special encouragement to Kentucky and Ohio postdocs. Graduate students are welcome to participate and present posters. The 15 minute talks (including time for questions) should be general and accessible to an audience outside of the speaker's area of specialization. There is an option to present digital posters, or short films about your research on a laptop. There is no charge to present at or attend the symposium. Food at lunch and coffee breaks will be provided. To submit an abstract, please go to: http://tiny.cc/SOPS2016 Talk abstract submission deadline is Friday May 13, 2016. Poster abstract submission deadline is Friday May 27, 2015. For more information, and if you wish to participate, please contact our organizers at uk.sops@gmail.com To submit an abstract for a talk or a poster, to register to attend, or to read more information, please visit: the SOPS symposium page (http://sops.as.uky.edu/?q=content/current-symposium).

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 65 new photos to the album: Graduation Weekend 2016.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

Our First BPH Cohort attended Commencement on Sunday.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 4 new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
May 7, 2016

Happy Graduation CPH! Devon created a video slideshow of photos from the past year. Check it out on Youtube!

Dr. Terry Bunn was selected as the 2016-17 Research Professor in the College of Public Health. The University Research Professors Program recognizes excellence across the full spectrum of research, scholarship and creative endeavors at the University of Kentucky. http://www.uky.edu/publichealth/about/news/2016-05-05/uk-board-approves-17-university-research-professorships

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
May 5, 2016

Gabriella Hodges, a soon-to-be alumnus of our MPH program, was recently named CSTE's 2016 Student Scholar. The award will provide her an all expenses paid trip to CSTE's Annual Conference. This year's conference is being held in Alaska. Way to go, Gabby!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists's photo.

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists

Congratulations to Gabriella Hodges, CSTE's 2016 student scholar. Thanks to the donations of CSTE members like you, Gabriella has been awarded attendance at the #CSTE2016 Annual Conference in Anchorage with all expenses paid. CSTE sincerely appreciates the donors whose continued support makes this opportunity possible. Gabriella's biography: Gabriella is currently a graduate student at the University of Kentucky. She will graduate in August 2016 with a master's of public health with an epidemiology concentration. At University of Kentucky, she maintained a 4.0 GPA and served in a leadership position for the University of Kentucky Student Public Health Association. Gabriella previously worked as a graduate research assistant at the Kentucky Department for Public Health in the HAI prevention program. From there, she went to her current job--regional epidemiologist at the Laurel County Health Department in London, KY where she serves eight counties in the southeastern, Appalachian part of the state. If you're considering donating to the scholarship, please click here: http://bit.ly/1YUbvp8

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 22 new photos to the album: Delta Omega Induction and Annual Meeting — with Daniel Barber.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 29, 2016

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center's post.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 22, 2016

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center's post.

Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center

It's been a challenge coming up with so many superlatives to describe the great work done by our CARERC trainees this year. Today we had our final MPH capstone defense of this academic year. Congratulations to Amah Martin on her successful presentation of her research "Risk Factors Associated with Severe Occupational Injuries in Inland Aquaculture Farms" This project took Amah through all the paces of data file configuration; open ended text coding for injury severity and mechanism of injury right up through analysis, write up and presentation. Congratulations Amah! How wonderful to have had such a supportive group to listen and learn from you today!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 26 new photos to the album: CCTS 2016 — at Lexington Convention Center.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 20, 2016

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center's post.

Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center

Congratulations to CARERC's newest DrPH graduate! Miriam Siegel gave a wonderful presentation on her research "Neurotoxic Manifestations of Occupational Exposures in an Agricultural Population". It was a fascinating exploration of the relationship between pesticide/solvent exposures and depression and neurotoxic disorders. Great job Miriam! We wish you well in what we're certain will be a successful career!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 15, 2016

Walking is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your health. Join American Public Health Association (APHA) 1 Billion Steps Challenge and invite your friends and colleagues get involved. Together, we’ll have a lot of fun and improve our health on the way to achieving #1billionsteps.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 14, 2016

University of Kentucky researchers Robin Vanderpool and Mark Dignan are leading projects funded by the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities to continue Markey Cancer Center’s community-based efforts aimed at reducing cancer rates in Appalachia. Both programs are funded for three years.

Over the weekend, students from the college participated in UK's Relay for Life event. When all of the donations were counted, Team CPH ranked #5 out of 36 teams and raised a total of $1,114.50!

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 2 new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 6, 2016

Meet Angel. He's a first year MPH student here at UK. He's also the CPH Student Spotlight for the month of April. Be sure to click the link below to learn more about him!

Student Spotlight: Angel Algarin
uky.edu

Degree Program: MPH Concentration: Epidemiology

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 6, 2016

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research's photo.

National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research

WEBINAR 15m: @KCPubHealth Chan & Kern #ACH Structures & #Cross-Sector Coord http://bit.ly/Web46

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
April 4, 2016

The following information has been released regarding the funeral services for Dr. Rice C. Leach. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place in the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Frankfort at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, with visitation preceding at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dr. Rice's memory are suggested to the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 72 Shepherd Way, Frankfort, KY 40601. An online tribute is available at www.rogersfrankfort.com.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared Mayor Jim Gray's post.

Mayor Jim Gray

Very sad to learn of the passing of Dr. Rice Leach. Dr. Leach was a great man in every way. Compassionate. Committed. Determined. He saw suffering and tried to heal it.

MPH student, Candace Brunk, joined the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and the Kentucky CancerLink in a #ColonCancerAwareness event at Imani Missionary Baptist Church to promote colon cancer screening. The group used the health department's inflatable colon to help educate the public on colon health. The inflatable colon has examples of healthy tissue, polyps, inflammatory disease and colon cancer that people can see up close. Candace is completing her Field Practicum and Capstone primary data collection with the Kentucky CancerLink. #uk4ky #seeblue #thisispublichealth

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added 2 new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health added new photos.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
March 28, 2016

PBS showcased the great work of our UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center and the impact our faculty and staff have made across Kentucky. Health officials started training sites on colon cancer about a decade ago. Colon cancer screenings doubled and statewide deaths reduced by 24% during that time. Our RCPC faculty and staff are on the front lines to reach Kentuckians where they live and save lives. #uk4ky #publichealth #cancerprevention

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center's post.

UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center

You can watch the PBS Newshour segment about the connection between cancer and poverty at this link: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/why-cancer-is-so-hard-to-fight-in-rural-kentucky/

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
March 21, 2016

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
March 18, 2016

For the last three years, efforts have been underway to make Mason County a healthier place to live, work and play. On Wednesday, approximately 70 people attended a community forum, facilitated by Dr. Angie Carman, to discuss how far the county has come in its efforts and discuss priorities for the future. #UK4KY #SeeBlue University of Kentucky Buffalo Trace District Health Department

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
March 15, 2016

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared Kentucky.com's post.

Kentucky.com

Mayor Jim Gray issued a statement thanking Leach for his service to the city and its citizens. “He truly is a Public Health Hero because he has made Lexington citizens healthier and given them better access to the health care services they need,” Gray said.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared a link.
March 15, 2016

UKCPH congratulates Dr. Rice C. Leach on the 2016 Public Health Hero Award. We were honored when Dr. Leach joined our Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health faculty in 2010. Dr. Leach had previously been inducted into the University of Kentucky College of Public Health Hall of Fame in 2008 for his service and contributions to public health throughout the United States and for the people of our Commonwealth. His faculty role here was cut short when he resigned in 2011 to become the Commissioner of Health for the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. It was a bittersweet moment but we knew no one but Dr. Leach could contribute such vast knowledge and affect such positive change. It's only fitting the award bear his namesake "so future generations will know what a true public health super hero is." Thank you for your service, Dr. Rice C. Leach.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health shared Lexington-Fayette County Health Department's photo.

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

It was an emotional night Monday as the Board of Health honored Commissoner Dr. Rice Leach, who has entered hospice care as he battles cancer, with the 2016 Public Health Hero Award. The following was read prior to Dr. Leach receiving the award: The Public Health Hero Award is given each year to a person in Lexington who has worked to improve the community’s health. The award is designed to recognize a person who has shown exemplary leadership and diligence in promoting public health, has made remarkable contributions and support in fostering public health programs and whose work or actions have impacted the community’s health in a positive way. For 50 years, Dr. Rice Cowan Leach has provided medical and public health services to the United States. His career includes time as an officer in the United States Public Health Service, running hospitals in New Orleans and working with Indian Health Services in the southwest. He served as Kentucky’s Commissioner of Public Health and as the chief of staff to the U.S. Surgeon General. For the past five years, we have been fortunate to have him in Lexington as our commissioner of health, overseeing the daily operations of our health department. His contributions are too numerous to list – we would be here all night -- but we can list two recent successes he was extremely proud of for Lexington: the launch of the city’s first needle-exchange program and the department’s national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. In everything he has done, he has epitomized those words you’ve heard him say countless times: “Helping Lexington be well.” It is very clear: Dr. Rice Leach has served Lexington well. And now, as he battles his lymphoma and says his goodbyes to this department, this board and this staff he loves so dearly, it is my distinct honor and privilege to make the following motion: I move that the 2016 Public Health Hero Award be given to Dr. Rice C. Leach in honor of his lifetime of service to medicine and public health, for making the community healthier, for making the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department stronger and for helping Lexington be well. Further, I move that the name of the Public Health Hero Award be changed henceforth to the Dr. Rice C. Leach Public Health Hero Award so future generations will know what a true public health super hero is.