This past Thursday, long-time KFTC member and community advocate Beverly May visited Berea College to receive the Berea College Service Award, an honor conferred to those deemed by the college to be “persons who in their daily lives and service to humanity have exemplified the Great Commitments.”
The University of Kentucky Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation (CDART) has received a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), funding which will continue the center's long history of developing novel intervention strategies that target high-risk individuals.
Lexington, Ky, – The UK College of Public Health's Department of Health Behavior selected Community Action Council, in Lexington, Kentucky to receive holiday gift baskets with gift cards, children's books and toys as a part of its December 2012 Holiday celebration. Thanks go to Lindsay Griffith, Development Manager for working with Dr. Linda Alexander to identify acceptable items for the Council's target population.
Mark Swanson, associate professor in the Department of Health Behavior, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, and Nancy Schoenberg, the Marion Pearsall Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science, UK College of Medicine, have been awarded a three year R24 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to explore ways to reduce and eliminate health disparities.
Kate Eddens, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, served as co-editor and author of numerous articles in the December supplement of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, which focused on research partnerships with 2-1-1 to eliminate health disparities.
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the National Leadership Honor Society, inducted 57 into the University of Kentucky’s Circle during their Fall Initiation Banquet on December 2, 2012. Five of those were College of Public Health (CPH) faculty, staff, and students.
Stephanie Mayfield Gibson, MD, FCAP, Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health presented at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health’s Grand Rounds. Over 70 people, from various colleges across campus, attended the presentation that was held at the Hilary J. Boone Center on November 30.
Findings from, ‘Condom Effectiveness against non-viral sexually transmitted infections: a prospective study using daily diaries’ that was published in the November issue of Sexually Transmitted Infections, provides a striking contrast between two tests of male latex condom effectiveness against three common sexually transmitted infections (Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis).
A multidisciplinary team, headed by UK College of Public Health faculty member Dr. Lawrence Prybil, recently completed a two-year study of governing boards in the country’s largest health systems. Results have just been published by the Commonwealth Center for Governance Studies in a report entitled “Governance in Large Nonprofit Health Systems.”