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CEC Leader Dr. Stanifer 'Proud Daughters are Doing Their Part' in Vaccine Research Trial

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2021) — Moderna’s KidCOVE trial is currently underway to test the dosage and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 6 months through 11 years old. The University of Kentucky...

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CEC Leader Dr. Mark Dignan on how "Bridging the Great Health Divide" Documentary Showcases Efforts to Fight Disparities in Rural America

LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 6, 2021) - Americans living in rural areas face unique challenges when it comes to accessing health care. Many live far from hospitals. Some don’t have a single doctor in their towns.The...

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CEC Leader Dr. Stacy Stanifer Pens OpEd on Importance of Radon Testing and New Home Ownership

LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 6, 2021) - When buying or building a home, have you ever stopped to ask, ‘Is the air inside the home safe for me and my family to breathe?’ Most buyers focus more on questions like, ‘...

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Community Partners Receive $3.3 Million Grant to Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates in Appalachia

HAZARD, Ky. (August 3, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (UK CERH), Kentucky Homeplace, USA Drone Port and a network of community partners are joining forces to intensify...

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Center Member and Grantee, Dr. Tiffany Messer Receives NSF Early Career Development Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 3, 2021) – For her innovative research efforts to improve water quality in rural and urban areas, Tiffany Messer, assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture...

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Summer Research Experience at UK Inspires Undergraduates

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 21, 2021) — Each summer, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine hosts an intensive, graduate-level research program that sets undergraduates aspiring to become health care...

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Center Advisory Board Member Dr. Beverly May Receives 2021 Community Engagement Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 12, 2021) — 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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Center Leader Dr. Wayne Sanderson Receives 2021 UK Great Teacher Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 6, 2021) — Six of the University of Kentucky’s passionate and accomplished educators were surprised earlier this spring by student nominators and the University of Kentucky Alumni...

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Honoring Eula Hall's Legacy as an Appalachian Activist and Healthcare Pioneer

Lexington, Ky. (May 13, 2021) - Eula Hall, age 93, of Craynor, KY, widow of McKinley Hall, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 at her residence. She was born October 29, 1927 in Greasy Creek, Pike County, KY, a...

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Center Leaders Drs. Thomas Curry and Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf Recognized for Their Excellence in Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 4, 2021) — At the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees meeting on May 4, University Research Professorship Awards to 14 faculty members were announced. These awards recognize excellence...

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Pilot Grantee Dr. Cetewayo Rashid Becomes Member of the Research Scholars Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 19, 2021) — A new program aimed at ensuring diversity and inclusion in research by promoting faculty success began this month with the first cohort of junior faculty from six University...

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Registration Open for 2021 John P. Wyatt, MD Traveling Fellowship Symposium

The John P. Wyatt, M.D. Traveling Fellowship 2021 Symposium honors the legacy of Dr. John Wyatt, a pulmonologist who over 50 years ago connected environment with disease. His pioneering environmental clinical...

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New Research Illuminates School Staff Experiences through COVID-19

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 24, 2021) — An ongoing study led by University of Kentucky researchers is giving school staff, including teachers, a needed outlet to voice their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Community Engagement Award 2021 Call for Nominations Open

LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 23, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES), in partnership with the Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH),...

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Drs. Unrine and Hoover Receive NIEHS Research to Action Award to Identify and Reduce Environmental Exposures in Eastern Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2021) ­— In a new study, University of Kentucky researchers and members of three community-based nonprofits will use a multidisciplinary, stakeholder-engaged approach to identify and...

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Citizen Scientists' Radon Research Featured in NIEHS Environmental Factor Newsletter

DURHAM, NC. (Feb. 2, 2021) – When it comes to substances in the environment that can harm our health, radon — a naturally occurring, odorless, radioactive gas — may be overlooked. In January, National Radon...

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