Public Health
  • Article
  • Nov 18 2020

“We have the expertise and equipment to advance testing procedures and understand more about the virus’ presence in wastewater—gaining knowledge that can help not only our local community, but also areas around the world that may lack testing infrastructure.”

  • Video
  • Nov 16 2020

“Although the pandemic changed our plans for an in-person celebration, we are looking forward to spotlighting the initiatives that are moving our mission forward, as well as honoring the individuals who had the vision to establish the center and help lay our foundations.”

  • Article
  • Nov 13 2020

Anyone over the age of 18 is invited to complete a short survey from Wellness, Health, & You (WHY), an ongoing research project that seeks to understand how different life experiences affect wellbeing and health.

  • Article
  • Nov 11 2020

Wasp dope is a crystalline substance created by electrifying pyrethroid-containing substances – such as wasp sprays – that may give users a methamphetamine-like “rush.” Recent reports have highlighted the emergence of this new drug as an issue of concern, research into the substance is so far lacking.

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  • Nov 9 2020

The National Institutes of Health/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute recently awarded a five-year $3.8 million grant to the University of Kentucky to begin a new study aimed at improving diet and activity among rural Appalachian Kentuckians. 

  • Article
  • Nov 5 2020

Janssen’s AdVac® technology was used to develop Janssen’s Ebola vaccine regimen and is the basis for its HIV, RSV and Zika vaccine candidates.

  • Article
  • Oct 30 2020

The RUHRC was established in 2016, with an initial HRSA funding award of $2.8 million. Since then, the Center has produced 22 research products, including policy briefs and peer-reviewed publications, as well as more than a dozen related publications.

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  • Oct 28 2020

Although small tattoos are less likely to interfere with overall body temperature regulation, decreased sweating in tattooed skin “could impact heat dissipation especially when tattooing covers a higher percentage of body surface area,” the researchers wrote.

  • Article
  • Oct 26 2020

Kelly G. Pennell, Gill Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and director of the UK Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC), has co-authored an article detailing lessons learned about stakeholder engagement and risk communication relevant for COVID-19 and school reopening.

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  • Oct 19 2020

As Assistant Dean for Research, Stapleton will serve as a senior research administrator for the College. Reporting to Associate Dean for Research Dr. Teresa Waters, he will share responsibility for developing and facilitating the college’s programs of research.