The College of Public Health Magazine

CATalyst is the biannual magazine of the UK College of Public Health. Every issue features stories about the achievements of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni, along with updates on public health research and practice.

Allison Elliott-Shannon

Director of Communication

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News and Articles from Winter 2019

$3.4 Million Grant Empowers UK, U of L, and State Commission to Support Kentucky Children with Hearing Loss and Deafness   For children with hearing loss or deafness, health interventions often focus on immediate issues related to the ear and language development, sometimes overlooking important psychosocial dynamics such as behavior and parenting patterns....
Dr. Heather Bush Named Chair of Biostatistics   The University of Kentucky College of Public Health has named Dr. Heather M. Bush as Chair of the Department of Biostatistics, effective immediately.   “Dr. Bush has already proven herself an able leader, serving as...
Dr. Marc Kiviniemi joins College of Public Health as Chair of Health, Behavior & Society   The University of Kentucky College of Public Health (CPH) has appointed Dr. Marc T. Kiviniemi as professor and chair of the Department of Health, Behavior and Society. Kiviniemi, a social and health psychologist, comes to UK from...
Dr. Terry Bunn Named Chair, NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors   Dr. Terry Bunn of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health is now chair of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). She is an associate professor of Preventive...
From Hanoi to Kentucky: PhD and MPH Grad Tracks Opioid Crisis   Dr. Huong Luu came to the University of Kentucky from her home city of Hanoi, Vietnam, where she earned a medical degree at Hanoi Medical University. In December 2018 she graduated from the UK College of Public Health with a PhD in...
Haynes Joins College of Public Health as Epidemiology Chair     The University of Kentucky College of Public Health has named Dr. Erin Haynes as professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, effective Dec. 1, 2018. Haynes comes to UK from the University of Cincinnati, where she...
International Internship and Campus Involvement Enrich Bachelor of Public Health Student Experience   Maanasa Manchikanti is busy—but she’s enjoying every minute. The Paducah, Ky., native came to the University of Kentucky with her sights set on medical school. On track to graduate next year with her Bachelor of Public Health and...
Jockey and Equestrian Initiative Leads on Safety   Think of a dangerous sport. What comes to mind?   Auto racing? Motocross? Rugby?   Think again. More dangerous than any of these activities is the broad category of equestrian sports. From professional thoroughbred...
Linking Data to Fight the Opioid Epidemic   Dr. Svetla Slavova, Dept. of Biostatistics, has been named to the National Center for Health Statistics Board of Scientific Counselors Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Drug Work Group. She will serve a term of two years. The work group...
Lyman T. Johnson Honors for Douglas, Crawford   Two members of the UK College of Public Health community were among those honored by the UK Alumni Association Lyman T. Johnson African American Alumni Group during Homecoming 2018.    Bachelor of Public Health student...
MPH Grad Puts Public Health Training to Work in the Peace Corps Ethan Trey Cardwell graduated from the College of Public Health with a Master of Public Health in May 2018 and is currently in Lesotho, where he was sworn into service as a member of the Peace Corps on December 13, 2018. Cardwell will spend two...
Partnership Between FDA, UK, UNC Will Shape Opioid Regulatory Decisions   The U.S. Federal Drug Administration has awarded a four-year $3.3 million contract to researchers at the UK College of Public Health and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) to conduct studies to help the agency evaluate...
Ready for LAUNCH: Bridging the Digital Divide to Improve Cancer Care   Dr. Robin Vanderpool, associate professor of Health, Behavior & Society and director of Community Outreach and Engagement at the UK HealthCare Markey Cancer Center, is leading a project to help bridge the broadband health...