Interdisciplinary Education and Training

Welcome to the Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center (CARERC), established on July 1, 2012, under CDC/NIOSH Cooperative Agreement 1T42 OH010278-01.

The CARERC is the newest of only 18 such university-based occupational safety and health training programs in the United States. The CARERC combines the academic resources of four colleges at the University of Kentucky (UK) and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) to provide a fully equipped and recognized resource for occupational safety and health research and training in Central Appalachia. As a result of this forward-looking partnership between two leading institutions of higher education, we offer graduate programs and continuing education in