LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 21, 2021) – A new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study will examine how policies that restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes impact health disparities among vulnerable populations.
A five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will support the study on how local policies impact at-risk groups – including communities of color, low-income populations and youth – that are more likely to use flavored tobacco products.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 14, 2021) – The University of Kentucky’s Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) has awarded pilot funding to support two faculty members’ research aimed at identifying, reducing and eliminating health disparities.
Congratulations to Shuoli Zhao, PhD, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, and Courtney T. Luecking, PhD, MPH, RDN Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Health and Nutrition in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition who received 2021 CHET Pilot Awards.
A recording of CHET's April 30, 2021 National Minority Health Month event, "Achieving Health Equity: Student Research on Black Health" is available below. We are grateful to our panelists, moderator, and those who attended and engaged with us.
On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 2pm-5pm, partners from the Office for Student Success, Office for Institutional Diversity, International Student and Scholar Services and Student Government Association are hosting a two-part event centered on solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and across communities.
A recording of CHET's April 19, 2021 National Minority Health Month event, "Promoting Maternal Health Equity: A Panel Discussion" is available below. We are grateful to our panelists, moderator, and those who attended and engaged with us.
We are delighted to release the latest issue of our quarterly CHET newsletter. Inside, you will find information about our activities and perspectives, personnel, and events. If you have not already, please join the 160+ proud CHET affiliates by contacting Ms. Ariel Arthur (email@example.com).
You can view past newsletters here: https://chet.med.uky.edu/chet-newsletter-archives
The College of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the LGBTQ* Advisory Committee present: "Queer Monologues"
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 26, 2021) — Since 2018, the Disparities Researchers Equalizing Access for Minorities (DREAM) Scholars Program has supported the training of exceptional, underrepresented pre-docs, post-docs and assistant professors at the University of Kentucky who are committed to health equity research.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 15, 2021) — The Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) at the University of Kentucky is now accepting applications for its health equity-focused pilot grants through April 1. The awards are open to health equity studies affecting vulnerable groups or populations affected by health disparities.
The University of Kentucky’s TRIPPPLe Team Alliance, Center for Health Equity Transformation, and the Center for Advancement of Pharmacy Practice are delighted to host Dr. Geoffrey Curran from the University of Arkansas who will be presenting on “An Overview of Hybrid Effectiveness – Implementation Designs”.
Anita F. Fernander, Ph.D., ABPBC Diplomate/Fellow, Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and Chair of CHET's Core Faculty, and Lovoria B. Williams PhD, APRN-BC,FAANP, FAAN, Associate Professor in the College of Nursing and CHET Core Faculty member recently penned an op-ed for the Lexington Herald-Leader on February 11, 2021 entitled "The same Ky. communities most harmed by COVID-19 now face a lack of vaccine access." A brief excerpt and links to the full article are below.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2021) – Each year, the University of Kentucky’s Students Participating as Ambassadors for Research in Kentucky (SPARK) gives a select group of undergraduates from diverse backgrounds a unique, hands-on research opportunity to prepare them for graduate study in health-related fields.