August 16, 2018
The Thursday Letter
News
Attention CPH faculty and staff: just like in grade school, it's time to share what you did over the summer. Maybe you were engaged in research, outreach, or travel. Did you give a great presentation? Prepare for an innovative class? Complete a useful training? Tell The Thursday Letter , so we can share our experiences as we prepare for a new academic year.
Breast Cancer Research in Nigeria
MPH student XiHua Mao (top photo, right) joined Dr. Tomi Akinyemiju, Dept. of Epidemiology, (second from right) in Nigeria to collect data and recruit for an NIH-funded study on breast cancer. With Dr. Akinyemiju as principal investigator, the study is focused on evaluating the role of metabolic dysregulation and epigenetic markers in aggressive breast cancer subtypes in Nigerian women. Mao’s participation was funded by a Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations (CEESP) fellowship. 
Faculty/Staff Retreat Roundup
The CPH Faculty/Staff Retreat was a success, with more than three-fourths of college employees participating. A huge round of applause goes to the Retreat Committee for putting together a day of fun programming, good food, and exercises designed to help us bond as a college-wide team. Particular kudos to Tyler Jennings , outgoing Staff Council Chair, and Dr. John Watkins , Faculty Council Chair, who served as emcees for the day. Those who attended the retreat should have received an online survey from Becki Flanagan ; please fill it out to let CPH leadership know what you liked, what you didn't, and how the next retreat can be even better.
KIPRC at the Kentucky State Fair
Faculty and staff from the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center are at the Kentucky State Fair this week, sharing information about FindHelpNowKY.org , a tool to help Kentuckians find treatment for substance use disorders. Above, Tyler Jennings speaks to a fair attendee. Find KIPRC in the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services space at the fair.
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Research and Reports
KIPRC Releases 2016 DOFSS Report
A result of an extensive program of monitoring and analysis, the 2016 Kentucky Drug Overdose Fatality Surveillance System (DOFSS) report offers the latest available information on drug overdose fatalities in the Commonwealth. Alongside the data, the document offers evidence-based recommendations and proposals to turn back the tide of drug overdose injuries and deaths in Kentucky.

Dr. Wayne T. Sanderson , Professor of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine & Environmental Health, is a co-author of "Laboratory comparison of new high flow rate respirable size-selective sampler," appearing in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene . Dr. Taekhee Lee , NIOSH, is lead author.

Dr. Richard Crosb y, Professor of Health, Behavior & Society, is the lead author of "Correlates of Not Using Antiretroviral Therapy Among Transwomen Living with HIV: The Unique Role of Personal Competence," appearing in Transgender Health .

Dr. Philip Westgate , Associate Professor of Biostatistics, is a co-author of "Human adipose beiging in response to cold and mirabegron," appearing in JCI Insight . Dr. Brian S. Finlin , UK College of Medicine, is the lead author.
Events
August 17 - 21: K-Week
August 17: CPH Graduate Student Orientation
August 21: CPH Undergraduate Student Orientation
August 22: Fall Semester Begins
October 20: UK Homecoming and CPH Tailgate