Tag Archives: public health

UofL public health associate dean to guide curriculum changes, new web-based degree

Jack Barnette, Ph.D., joins the University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Sciences (SPHIS) as the new associate dean of academic affairs and professor of bioinformatics and biostatistics. “Jack will help us make revisions and develop new curricular plans,” said Craig Blakely, Ph.D., MPH, dean and professor of the UofL School of Public

Eleven Northern Kentucky schools recognized for excellence in school health

Many schools in Northern Kentucky are actively shaping the health and wellness of their students and staff. The Northern Kentucky Health Department supports these efforts through its school health initiatives. As a part of this, the Award of Excellence in School Health was developed to recognize and celebrate schools in Northern Kentucky that have policies,

Health department honors public health practices

Prevention and planning are cornerstones of public health practice, though these functions are often overlooked because, when successful, something bad does not happen. The efforts of two individuals to prevent a whooping cough outbreak and better plan for disasters are noteworthy accomplishments to improve health in Northern Kentucky, and are being recognized with the 2013

UofL math wizards provide analysis to advance health sciences

National Public Health Week is April 1-7 From historical origins in agriculture to contemporary applications in clinical interventions and pharmaceutical development, statistics is a corner stone of innovation and research. In light of the International Year of Statistics (Statistics 2013), the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences is recognizing the important role of biostatisticians

Foundation, UK name endowed co-chairs in rural health policy

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the UK College of Public Health will be home to the new Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Endowed Co-Chairs in Rural Health Policy. Tyrone “Ty” Borders of the College of Public Health department of health services management, and Brady Reynolds of the College of Medicine department of

Drug overdoses in Kentucky

An examination of Kentucky emergency department, inpatient hospitalization and mortality data over an 11-year period revealed an alarming increase in drug overdoses in Kentucky. Drug overdose mortality rates among Kentuckians increased 282 percent between 2000 and 2010, from a rate of six overdose deaths per 100,000 residents in 2000 to 22.9 deaths per 100,000 residents