Markey researchers are taking on tobacco use.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, bringing the spotlight to the country’s leading cause of cancer death. As an estimated 80-90% of lung cancer cases are caused by tobacco use, the main line of defense in terms of prevention is to not start smoking or to kick the habit if you are a smoker. 

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Through Nov. 4, visitors to the Gatton Student Center can view an art exhibit expressing the pain, empowerment, and pride of University of Kentucky’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees during the pandemic.

UK Researcher, Dr. Carolyn Lauckner to Use App to Track Link Between HIV, Alcohol Use

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are taking an innovative approach to help a high-risk population by using easily accessible technology: an app on a smartphone.

Dr. Elizabeth Rhodus, CHET Faculty Member Highlighted in UKNow

CHET Faculty Member Dr. Elizabeth Rhodus was recently spotlighted in UKNow for her work on multisensory approaches as potential treatments for Alzheimer’s patients.

CHET Director, Dr. Nancy Schoenberg, Receives Outstanding Service Award

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.

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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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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.”

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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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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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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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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: