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Environmental, Nursing Researchers Help Teen 'Citizen Scientists' Lead Charge in Home Radon Testing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2021) – Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that seeps up from the ground and into homes, schools, work sites, and other indoor spaces. Radon is colorless, tasteless and...

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USA Drone Port, UK-CARES and Kentucky Homeplace Partner to Bring PPE to Rural Kentuckians

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2020) — The COVID-19 pandemic introduced many new actions to our daily lives — wearing masks, washing hands more frequently, and watching our distance from others. Add these health...

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Grantees Advancing Wastewater Testing to Track COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2020) — Researchers in the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine and College of Engineering are testing a new technology to evaluate wastewater to track community presence of...

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Center Director's Vaping Links To COVID-19 Risk In Teens And Young Adults Featured on NPR

Vaping is linked to a substantially increased risk of COVID-19 among teenagers and young adults, according to a new study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.  As part of our...

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UK Researchers Study COVID-19 and Decision-Making for Reopening Schools

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2020) — Over the past several months, schools across the country have been forced to make difficult decisions about whether and how to return to the classroom.At what point will it be...

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Science Communication Fellow Dr. Lovoria Williams Featured in National Nursing Podcast Series

“When COVID-19 first started and more of the data started to emerge about the disparities among Blacks and other populations of color, I was really disturbed by some of the narrative. To me, the discussions in...

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Registration, Calls for Poster Abstracts Now Open for Annual CERH Appalachian Research Day

HAZARD, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2020) — The 6th Annual Appalachian Research Day (ARD): Come Sit on the Porch will be held as a virtual seminar series, beginning Sept. 16, 2020. ARD is an annual event hosted by the...

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Pilot Study Finds High Levels of Contaminants in Martin County Drinking Water Samples

Lexington, Ky. (July 28, 2020) - Martin County drinking water regularly exceeded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maximum contamination levels for cancer causing disinfection byproducts and coliform...

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Stakeholder Advisory Board Member Dr. Beverly May Featured in NIEHS Grantee Highlights

Lexington, Ky. (July 1, 2020) - Beverly May, Dr.P.H., strives to empower rural communities to address the environmental issues that concern their health. As a family nurse practitioner in Appalachian Kentucky...

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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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