Laurie McLouth
September 27, 2023

The inaugural cohort of President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Scholars includes University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researcher Laurie McLouth, Ph.D.

From left to right: Dr. Rachel Wilson, Lisa Williams, Renee Gallagher, and LeAnn Barber
September 21, 2023

Burnout is a problem in any profession, but it is rampant in health care. This national problem has been evident recently as the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many learners, practitioners, faculty, and staff to the limit.

CHET’s 2023 Health Equity Pilot Grants were awarded to Jessica L. Burris, PhD, (left) and Yuqing Zheng, PhD, (right).
September 18, 2023

The University of Kentucky’s Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) and the Food as Health Alliance (FAHA) awarded pilot funding to support two faculty members’ research projects to identify, reduce and eliminate health disparities.

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September 12, 2023

CHET recently developed a report covering the progress and achievements of the first five years of the Center, titled “Transforming Health in the Commonwealth: The First Five Years of the Center for Health Equity Transformation.” The report includes comprehensive coverage of the health equity research conducted at CHET, as well as an overview of the training programs and health equity programmi

2023 SPARK Webinar Flyer
September 1, 2023

A recording of CHET's Aug. 29, 2023 SPARK Applicant Webinar is available below. We are grateful to those who attended and engaged with us.

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September 1, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Behavioral Science and Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) are excited to welcome four exemplary researchers to campus.

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August 22, 2023

CHET is pleased to announce recruitment for the fifth cohort of the Students Participating as Ambassadors for Research in Kentucky (SPARK) program.

LaTrice Montgomery, PhD and Cannabis Center logo
August 10, 2023

The University of Kentucky Cannabis Center is sponsoring a series of seminars featuring national and international experts on cannabis science.

Abigail Latimer, Laurie McLouth, Elizabeth Rhodus, and Jim Ballard
August 7, 2023

Asked how she copes with the emotional side of her role in palliative care, Abigail Latimer, PhD, MSW, LCSW, puts it simply. “I want to be there for people on some of their hardest days.”

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July 28, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that faculty, staff, learners, and trainees will have free access to a leading online resource for medical Spanish proficiency.

Headshot of Dr. Na'Tasha Evans
July 14, 2023

Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, is a researcher, published author, champion for female empowerment, and our new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Learn more about her goals, her past work, and more in the following Q&A.

Dr. Na'Tasha Evans
May 30, 2023

Following an extensive national search and interviews with highly qualified individuals, the College of Medicine is excited to welcome Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, as the new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and associate professor in the department of behavioral science.

Flyer for Just-in-Time Funding Opportunity
May 24, 2023

Eligible investigators may apply for up to $2,000 annually from CHET. If you have received pilot or other award funding from CHET in the fiscal year, you will not be eligible for CHET JIT funding. The Just-in-Time funding must be spent within the fiscal year awarded. Awards are made on a rolling basis and will continue until funds have been expended.

Dr. Mairead Moloney
May 10, 2023

Congratulations to Mairead Moloney, PhD, associate professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, for receiving a CHET Just-in-Time award for her project “Too tired to sleep: A social-ecological exploration of insomnia in Appalachian women.”

Alliance research initiative - researchers collaborating
March 2, 2023

Nearly three years ago, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine launched the Alliance Research Initiative to promote collaboration and mentorship through interdisciplinary research teams. With members spanning across UK departments and colleges, these teams were established to address Kentucky’s most urgent health needs.

op row left to right: Deirdre Dlugonski, Yasminka Jakubek, Anel Jaramillo. Bottom row: Jayani Jayawardhana, Courtney Perry, Rosana Zenil-Ferguson
March 1, 2023

The Research Scholars Program (RSP) has welcomed its third cohort of six faculty from five University of Kentucky colleges. The program is aimed at ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion in research by promoting faculty success.

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February 24, 2023

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce the faculty, staff, and learners who were winners of the annual Mission, Vision, Pillar, and Enabler Awards.

Gurpreet Dhaliwal
February 2, 2023

The UK College of Medicine is excited to welcome Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, as the visiting professor delivering this year’s Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Humanities Lecture. 

The Pat Summitt Foundation presenting a $25,000 check to UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging during the women's basketball game
January 27, 2023

The Pat Summitt Foundation presented a $25,000 grant to the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA)during the UK women’s basketball game against Auburn University on Thursday evening. The center is one of the nation’s top centers on aging, with a goal to preserve brain health and slow the progression of dementia.

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January 12, 2023

The University of Kentucky’s ninth annual Healthy Hearts for Women Symposium will bring in nationally recognized experts to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease and educate attendees on prevention techniques.