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6th Annual Appalachian Research Day: Come Sit on the Porch

Community-based research begins at the local level, built upon the foundation of relationships with individuals, neighborhoods, and groups who have common questions and concerns. The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health hosts Appalachian Research Day each year in Hazard to provide an opportunity to join in the discussion and learn about findings from research studies that have occurred in local communities.

The 6th Annual Appalachian Research Day: Come Sit on the Porch will be held as a virtual seminar series, beginning September 16, 2020.  

Register for Appalachian Research Day here

Submit poster abstracts here


  • Reducing Environmental Exposures in Appalachia through Community-Academic Partnerships, by Ellen J. Hahn, RN, PhD, FAAN University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences, September 16, 2020, 2:00-3:15 pm.
  • Substance Use Disorder Recovery Task Force Panel, by Jennifer Sandlin, KY State Police; JoAnn Vanzant, Operation Unite; and others to be announcedSeptember 30, 2020, 2:00 – 3:15 pm.
  • Project Presentations by Graduates of the 2020 Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky, by the 2020 CLIK graduates: Cathryn Forester, Ricki Draper, Sandra Jones, Sarah Olinger, Brandy Slone and Sherry Spragens.  Moderated by Kathryn Cardarelli, PhD, University of Kentucky, October 14, 2020, 2:00 – 3:15 pm.
  • Virtual Poster Session, posters will be judged and the winners will have the opportunity to present their research during this shared session.  All selected posters will be published in an online gallery. October 30, 2020, 2:00-3:15 pm.