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UK researchers create task force aimed at lowering state’s maternal mortality rate

A team of providers and researchers at the University of Kentucky is working with community and government leaders across the state to address a pressing issue facing the Commonwealth: the maternal morbidity and mortality rate.

Scheduled for trouble: Studying the unintended consequences of classifying controlled substances

Researchers’ reasons for launching a study are sometimes purely intellectual: They may be intrigued by an inexplicable observation or challenged by a compelling question. Other times, the spark may be deeply personal. Such was the case for University of Kentucky (UK) Ph.D. student Kara Cook.

UK study finds disparities in substance use disorder for communities of color

A recent University of Kentucky study found that overdose fatalities in Kentucky are on the decline overall.

Mayor proclaims April as John P. Wyatt, M.D., Environment and Health Awareness Month

The 2024 John P. Wyatt, M.D., Environment and Health Symposium was held Thursday, April 4 on the University of Kentucky campus at the J. David Rosenberg College of Law Grand Courtroom.

UK celebrates National Public Health Week with opportunities to learn and engage

Public health is more important than ever. Unfortunately, the public health policies, authorities and budgets that could make our nation healthier are facing challenges.

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