Community Outreach
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  • Sep 11 2018

Undoubtedly, being a foster/adoptive parent can be demanding. Research indicates that caregivers often struggle to find support, especially in rural communities. On top of that, the number of children entering foster care in the Commonwealth continues to increase.

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  • Aug 30 2018

The UK-based Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky recently received a major national award for the effectiveness of its outreach programs.

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  • Aug 27 2018

A group of UK students is proving their impact can reach well beyond the Commonwealth. Together, they are using their knowledge of computer science to help some of the most vulnerable members of the largest city in the United States.

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  • Aug 16 2018

Barry Allen, of Nashville, Tennessee, describes his family as tight-knit. Together, he and his twin brother, Scott Allen, and their sister, Roberta Callahan, keep the memory of their late mother and father alive but since their passing, a mystery of sorts has confounded the siblings. Who knew a professor at UK held the key to unlocking that mystery?

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  • Aug 13 2018

Dave Eaton, a scientist at UK's Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), has a passion for mentorship. He recently worked with 12-year-old Todd Prater, who used the opportunity to learn more about the center's research in turning coal byproducts into carbon fiber.

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  • Aug 10 2018

The water quality project was part of Shoulder to Shoulder Global, a UK Global Health Initiative that has assisted over 20,000 patients during its past 11 years of service in Ecuador.

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  • Jul 19 2018

Don Helme is partnering with the Kentucky Attorney General’s office to gauge public opinion on a new drug deactivation pouch, part of a larger effort to develop solutions to the state’s opioid epidemic.

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  • Jul 12 2018

HDI has received a three-year grant totaling $600,000 to enhance and facilitate access to recreational programs to better serve people with paralysis.

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  • Jun 4 2018

The College of Social Work has launched the Self-Care Lab (SCL). The SCL will generate empirical knowledge associated with broad ranging self-care research and education among social workers, educators, nurses, law enforcement and other helping professionals.

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  • May 25 2018

UK College of Nursing professors Sharon Lock and Dianna Inman received a $1.7 million grant to recruit and train nurses to practice in underserved areas of rural Kentucky.