CHET Director, Dr. Nancy Schoenberg, Receives Outstanding Service Award
October 25, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Schoenberg for being awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the Society of Postdoctoral Scholars (SOPS) at the SOPS Annual Research and Career Symposium on September 20, 2022.

Dr. Lovoria Williams
September 28, 2022

The cost of cancer treatment negatively impacts the physical and mental health of survivors who are living in poverty, according to a recent study co-authored by Lovoria Williams, PhD, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s associate director of Cancer Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and

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August 31, 2022

Congratulations to Loka Ashwood, PhD, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, for receiving a CHET Just-in-Time award for her project, “Right-to-Farm's Might and Hype: A State-by-State Guide to Understanding and Reforming America's Most Controversial Agricultural Laws.”

Danelle Stevens-Watkins, PhD
August 30, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2022) — As Black Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in the U.S. from Aug. 25-31, researchers at the University of Kentucky are highlighting research and outreach initiatives supporting Black mothers’ choices to initiate and continue breastfeeding.

College of Education STEM Education faculty member Sahar Alameh, Ph.D., is leading an effort to develop and implement a curriculum for Kentucky teachers, inspired by wastewater research developed at UK.
April 19, 2022

Sahar Alameh, Ph.D., is on a mission. She wants to prevent today’s middle and high school students from facing a common regret in adulthood — wishing they had paid more attention in school.

April 15, 2022

Congratulations to Carrie B. Oser, Ph.D., CHET Associate Director of Outreach and Dissemination, who was named a 2022 Sarah Bennett Holmes awardee in the faculty category. This award recognizes UK employees for their contributions to issues that affect women at the university and across the Commonwealth. The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum held a virtual awards ceremony Wednesday, March 30, to honor four awardees who reflect the accomplishments and legacy of Sarah Bennett Holmes.

April 14, 2022

BENHAM, Ky. (April 14, 2022) — Make Better Choices 2 (MBC2), a mobile health (mHealth) project through the University of Kentucky, is celebrating a new wave of community participation with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its project headquarters in Benham, Kentucky, on May 11 at 2 p.m.

April 8, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 8, 2022) — Every year, the University of Kentucky’s Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) recognizes the efforts and voices of UK students, trainees and faculty members who are addressing health inequities.

March 15, 2022

The Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at the University of Kentucky are now accepting letters of intent for health equity-focused pilot grants through April 1, 2022. This collaborative pilot will fund two 12-month awards for up to $25,000 each in total direct costs. The purpose of this funding mechanism is to support meritorious translational projects which focus on identifying, reducing and/or eliminating health disparities and promoting health equity.

February 14, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 14, 2020) — The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science will hold its 17th Annual Spring Conference on April 5, 2022, focusing on “Climate and Health.” 

Join nearly 1,000 researchers, clinicians, students and community members for this free, day-long, in-person event at the Gatton Student Center exploring the relationship between the environment, our health and how we live. 

November 19, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2021) — A new training program at the University of Kentucky will help develop the next generation of scientists needed to reduce Kentucky’s burden of high cancer incidence and mortality rates.

Funded by a $764,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute, Addressing Rural cancer Inequities through Scientific Excellence (ARISE) is focused on preparing postdoctoral researchers to address cancer-related health disparities in Appalachian Kentucky.

October 21, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2021) — A recent University of Kentucky College of Medicine study found that young adults from vulnerable communities are more likely to be exposed to tobacco marketing in their daily lives than are young adults outside these communities.

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October 6, 2021

We are delighted to announce our next round of opportunities for stellar candidates to join our collaborative and transformative research and training environment. 

Senior Research Leader, Associate or Full Professor, Tenure Track Regular Title Series, University of Kentucky’s Center for Health Equity Transformation

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September 17, 2021

A recording of CHET's September 16, 2021 Fall 2021 SPARK Applicant Webinar is available below. We are grateful to those who attended and engaged with us.

As a reminder, applications for this year's program are due October 1, 2021 at 11:59pm. You can find the application and program information here:

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August 24, 2021

We are delighted to announce our next round of opportunities for stellar candidates to join our collaborative and transformative research and training environment.

Open-rank, Tenure-Track Regular Title Series Faculty Positions, University of Kentucky’s Center for Health Equity Transformation

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July 29, 2021

Congratulations to Madeline Dunfee, a CHET graduate research assistant, who was awarded a 2021 James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research. Maddie is is an MD/PhD student, and is in the fifth year of her program to earn both an MD from the College of Medicine and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the College of Public Health.

July 29, 2021

The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute is leading a five year Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau in partnership with the University of Louisville and Eastern Kentucky University. LEND programs share the overall mission of improving the health of infants, children and adolescents with, or at risk for, neurodevelopmental and related disabilities including autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

July 29, 2021
The UK-ADRC is pleased announce the Request For Applications for the UK-ADRC Development Project. This newly established pilot program is supported by the NIH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Grant. The program is aimed at junior investigators (postdoctoral fellows, assistant professors, senior research associates, or clinical fellows). We anticipate funds for several awards at $50,000 per year. The RFA provides a description of the criteria, eligibility requirements, and instructions for the submission.
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June 21, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Meredith Duncan, CHET' Biostatistics Core Coordinator, who recently published an article in The Lancet Healthy Longevity entitled, "Association between HIV and incident pulmonary hypertension in US Veterans: a retrospective cohort study."