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UK researchers secure grant to enhance understanding in child welfare systems

Shelby Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor in the College of Social Work (CoSW), and Elizabeth Riley, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the College of Public Health, have been awarded a grant from the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Small Grants Program for their project “Reimagining Child Abuse and Neglect Reports: A Qualitative Exploration of Attitudes and Beliefs about Mandated Reporting and Mandated Supporting.”

UK Chandler Hospital earns ‘LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer’ designation

Today, UK HealthCare announced that the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital earned a “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was awarded in the 16th iteration of HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), released in May.

St. Claire HealthCare officially becomes part of UK

Morehead-based St. Claire HealthCare officially became part of the University of Kentucky today — a move that will expand academic programs and greater access to quality patient care for more Kentuckians.

Meeting caregivers where they are: Kentucky Kinship Resource Center expanding

The Kentucky Kinship Resource Center (KKRC), housed in the College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky, is expanding to better serve caregivers and children across the Commonwealth.

UK Study reveals concerning decline in cervical cancer screenings

New University of Kentucky research published in JAMA Network Open reveals concerning declines in cervical cancer screening rates among women in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in rural areas.

'Behind the Blue': Keith Wynn strives to help unlock potential and possibilities for transfer students

On this episode of “Behind the Blue,” Wynn talks about how he encourages students to break through self-imposed limitations and seize opportunities available at UK, including understanding their own potential and the breadth of possibilities awaiting them.

International postdoc continues research into space exploration at UK

“I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived in Lexington,” said Davuluri. “But I immediately felt welcome. The people were incredibly friendly, both in the community and at the university.”

New #IChampionHealth initiative targets improving health in Lexington

The program is a partnership between the UK PREVENT Community-Engaged Alliance, Operation Making a Change and the United Way of the Bluegrass. The community members involved in the effort are integral to designing community-based health communication and health equity initiatives tailored to meet the needs of their neighbors.

UK program expands to offer rural Kentucky students more opportunities in medicine

This year, thanks to the generosity of the non-profit Fort Logan Derby-Wright Foundation, PEPP-Scholars was expanded to include seven students from rural Kentucky counties. Rural Kentucky faces a shortage of health care workers. A lack of local providers means significantly increased wait times to see a physician, in addition to greater cost and travel time for those seeking comprehensive medical care at a referral center. Many patients just postpone necessary preventative treatment. The partnership is helping bridge that care gap with a simple idea: Local medical students from rural counties are more likely to return home to fill health care gaps in their own communities.

Record budget proposal represents power of partnerships, advancing Kentucky

The continued trajectory over the last decade has been powered by largely two factors: the continued growth of UK’s health care system and steady growth in enrolling, retaining and graduating more students. An additional driver in this year’s proposed budget is historic increases in support from state policymakers, who Capilouto called “our crucial partners for progress in advancing Kentucky.”

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