Community Outreach
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  • Apr 19 2021

The Summer HealthCare Experience (SHE) in Oncology program, is aimed at empowering high school girls throughout Kentucky to learn more about the field of cancer medicine and research. The inaugural program will be held July 12-23 and will be virtual due to the ongoing pandemic.

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  • Apr 9 2021

Through a collaboration with local agritourism company Black Soil, a group of students from the UK College of Nursing have taken up the mantle to deliver health education to Lexington’s communities of color. 

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  • Mar 31 2021

The STEM Through Authentic Research and Training (START) program at UK is creating a unique pipeline to promote careers for underrepresented populations, first-generation college students, and girls and women in STEM. START is funded by a five-year, $1.3 million Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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  • Mar 19 2021

March 20 is National Kick Butts Day, a time to raise awareness of the health effects of cigarettes and nicotine products and take action to lower one’s risk. Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are creating a series of comic books focusing on treatment and cessation.

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  • Feb 19 2021

The curriculum includes information on cancer data and risk factors in the region, follows national and state science and health education standards, and is tailored to cultural aspects of Appalachian Kentucky.

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  • Feb 18 2021

The equity and access initiative was announced last week by Gov. Andy Beshear. It is in response to obstacles that have prevented individuals with access and equity issues from receiving the vaccine.

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  • Feb 9 2021

Based on the study findings, the researchers suggest standardizing assessment and treatment approaches based on existing quality reporting measures, integrating telephone quit-line services, and offering cessation counseling and medication to all tobacco users as a standard of care.

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  • Feb 4 2021

Prediabetes and diabetes are big problems in Kentucky. According to the 2019 Kentucky Diabetes Report, one in 10 Kentucky adults have been told by a medical professional that they have prediabetes. An additional 12% have diabetes, and Kentucky has the fourth highest mortality rate due to diabetes in the nation.

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  • Jan 28 2021

Two programs fostered by the University of Kentucky Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) have been awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the National Science and Technology Council for creating “a more inclusive research and development innovation ecosystem for the future.”

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  • Jan 27 2021

SPARK, which was launched last year by UK’s Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) and Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS), is a year-long community-engaged program for undergraduates focused on research related to health equity.