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UK-CARES Career Development Program Leader Dr. Kevin Pearson Receives Inclusive Excellence Recognition Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 18, 2020) — The University of Kentucky Office for Institutional Diversity recognized a student, faculty member and college department recently with the 2020 Inclusive Excellence...

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UK-CARES Executive Committee Member Dr. Fan Awarded $50,000 to Support Cancer Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 14, 2020) – Earlier this month, two researchers, Drs. Teresa Fan and Kate Zaytseva, were awarded the 2020 Markey Women Strong Distinguished Researcher Grant.The researchers, chosen by the...

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Wilmhoff, Perry Central High School Students Receive 2020 UK-CARES Community Engagement Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 27, 2020) — The University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES), in partnership with the Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH), recently...

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UK-CARES Researchers Awarded $2.6 Million to Engage 'Citizen Scientists' to Reduce Radon Exposure in Rural Areas

LEXINGTON, KY. (May 4, 2020) – Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing’s BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments), in conjunction with the Kentucky...

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Faculty Fellow Dr. Jeannette Sutton Receives Funding to Study Risk Communication on Twitter During Pandemic

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 30, 2020) —Jeannette Sutton, an associate professor of communication in the University of Kentucky’s College of Communication and Information, has recently been awarded more than $93,000...

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Call for Nominations Due May 11 for Faculty Fellows in Science Communication

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 29, 2020) — UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES) is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the third cohort of Faculty Fellows in Science...

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Pilot Grantee and Interest Group Leader Dr. Hollie Swanson Wins Election for UK Faculty Trustee

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 29, 2020) — Hollie Swanson, a professor and researcher in the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences in the College of Medicine, has been elected to serve as a faculty...

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Pilot Funding Available for COVID-19 Research in Health, Materials and Methods and Social Sciences

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 27, 2020) – The University of Kentucky CURE Alliance, in collaboration with the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science, has issued RFAs for COVID-19 funding in three categories...

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Pilot Grantee Dr. Jamie Sturgill Creates New Breath Test to Diagnose Lung Disease

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 10, 2020) — As the worldwide coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to play out, researchers are among those working to find innovative solutions to help flatten the curve.One such...

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Pilot Grantee Dr. Anna Hoover's Health Literacy Research Featured on NIEHS Website

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 31, 2020) - Anna Goodman Hoover, Ph.D., is assessing Appalachian Kentuckians’ water-related environmental health literacy. She says that providing residents with useful information to...

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Pilot Grantee Dr. Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf featured in the Member Magazine Of The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2019) — Yvonne Fondufe–Mittendorf took a winding path from the Republic of Cameroon to the bluegrass of Kentucky.“I call myself an academic tourist,” she said.Inspired by her older...

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Center Director Dr. Ellen Hahn Demonstrates Commitment to Health Research, Advocacy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 15, 2019) — Working hard to help Kentuckians get on, and stay on, the road to better health. For the past 25 years, the University of Kentucky’s Ellen Hahn has been doing just that.Hahn is...

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UK-CARES Science Communication Fellow Dr. Jean Edward is helping Kentuckians better understand health insurance

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2020) – When Jean Edward, Ph.D, assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing, first started her research into disparities in health care access in the Hispanic...

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MEMBER NEWS: Mountain Air Project Uses Photovoice to Engage Appalachian Youth in Environmental Health Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 12,2019) —A team of investigators working with the Mountain Air Project (MAP) based at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health equipped young research volunteers with digital...

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Pilot Grantee Dr. Anna Hoover and Team Receive National Library of Medicine Grant to Improve Environmental Health Information and Literacy in Eastern Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20,2019) –In a new National Library of Medicine-funded study, "Integrating Information Resources to Promote Environmental Health Literacy in Appalachian Kentucky", a multidisciplinary...

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UK's Arts In Healthcare Program Announces Holiday Programming

Everyone wants to be home for the holidays. Unfortunately, hospital patients don't have that luxury. For those who are unable to enjoy the comforts of a holiday at home, the UK Arts in Healthcare program has...

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