January 10, 2019
News and Events
Staff Employee of the Year and Service Awards
Congratulations to Lindsay Stradtman , CPH Staff Employee of the Year. Stradtman was chosen by the CPH Staff Council from among a group of individuals nominated by supervisors and peers, and received her award from Staff Council Chair Justin Sumner at the CPH Winter Assembly in December 2018. The other nominees were Rosa Mejia , Ashley Rockwell , Jamie Taylor , and Linda Williams .
Also at the Winter Assembly, the College recognized several employees for their years of service at the University of Kentucky.

5 Years

Shana Moore
Courtney Brown
DeAnna McIntosh

10 years

Stacy Duke
Kara Richardson
Charles Sparrow

15 Years

Allison Elliott-Shannon

20 Years

Shannon Beaven

30 Years

Andrea Flinchum
Bonnie Gay
Marilyn Underwood
CPH at NIEHS Public Health Annual Meeting
Dr. Anna Goodman Hoover , Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, was an invited panelist at the Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Annual Meeting of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences , held on the NIEHS campus in Research Triangle Park, N.C.. During the “Promising Practices: Community-Level Report-Back” session, Hoover shared lessons from more than a decade of community-engaged UK environmental health studies. Hoover also assisted Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Dr. Kathleen Gray and Univ. of Arizona’s Dr. Marti Lindsey in facilitating their session, “Tools for Measuring Environmental Health Literacy”. Hoover is a consultant on a joint UNC/UA study developing informational report-back tools to help build environmental health literacy among STEM educators in N.C and tribe members in Arizona. Other CPH attendees were Dr. Kate Cardarelli , Dept. of Health, Behavior & Society, and Beverly May of the Mountain Air Project. 
Dr. Hefei Wen's JAMA Publication is "Most Talked-About"
An article by Dr. Hefei Wen , Dept. of Heath Management and Policy, is the fifth "Most Talked-About" publication in JAMA for 2018 . The rankings are based on Altmetric data combining traditional and social media. "Association of Medical and Adult-Use Marijuana Laws With Opioid Prescribing for Medicaid Enrollees" appeared in JAMA Internal Medicine in May 2018.
Patient Experience Award for Travel Clinic
The UK HealthCare Occupational and Travel Clinic , a program of the Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health , received a Patient Experience Award for the FY19 first quarter. The Travel Clinic was in the top 25 percent in patient satisfaction compared to academic medical centers across the nation. Within the UK Healthcare system, it was one of seven clinics (out of more than 238) to receive the honor. Clinic physicians and staff were recognized with a luncheon and award presentation.
CIPH Presents: Dr. Steve Miff on Artificial Intelligence for Population Health
Measurement in Violence and Resilience Research with Dr. Sherry Hamby
Prospective Students Invited to Connect with CPH Through Virtual Fair
Contact Rosa.Mejia@uky.edu for more information.
CPH In the Media
LGBTQ Aging Needs Assessment Helps Older Kentuckians
New Group Aims To Address Isolation Among LGBTQ Older Adults

New preliminary survey research from the University of Kentucky shows that many older LGBTQ adults feel isolated and aren't tapped into senior services. And that research is shaping programming of a new group geared toward these adults out of...

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Aaron Guest , Graduate Center for Gerontology doctoral candidate, recently spoke with NPR affiliate station 89.3 WFPL in Louisville about the LGBTQ Aging Needs Assessment.
Marijuana Policy Research Cited by Herald-Leader
It shouldn't be a crime to feel better. Kentucky...

Kentucky should join the 33 states and D.C. that allow access to a drug that has been safely used for thousands of years, relieves chronic pain and PTSD symptoms, and reduces the use of the addictive prescription opioids that have killed...

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Research and Reports
New R01 Focuses on Childhood Obesity
UK College of Public Health researchers are partnering with the Children’s Healthy Weight Research Group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and the UK Human Development Institute on an implementation study targeting prevention of obesity in early childhood. Dr. Tina Studts is the site PI for UK on the four-year NIH-funded R01 led by Dr. Dianne Ward at UNC. Julie Jacobs , MPH, is the UK project coordinator. Studts and Jacobs are in the CPH Dept. of Health, Behavior & Society.

Dr. Erin Abner , Dept. of Epidemiology, and Dr. David Fardo , Dept. of Biostatistics, are among the co-authors of “Estimation of multi-state models with missing covariate values based on observed data likelihood” , appearing in Communications in Statistics – Theories and Methods . Dr. Lou Wenjie , UK College of Arts & Sciences Dept. of Statistics, is the first author. Dr. Richard Kryscio , Dept. of Statistics, is the corresponding author. 

Dr. Olga Vsevolozhskaya , Dept. of Biostatistics, is a co-author of “Earlier tracheostomy and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in patients with hemorrhagic stroke: associated factors and effects on hospitalization” , appearing in the Journal of Neurosurgery . Dr. Matthew R. McCann , UK College of Medicine, is the first author.

Dr. Robin C. Vanderpoo l and Lindsay Stradtman , Dept. of Health, Behavior & Society, with Dr. Heather M. Brandt of the University of South Carolina, are authors of “Policy opportunities to increase HPV vaccination in rural communities” , appearing in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics . Dr. Vanderpool is first and corresponding author. 

Dr. Julia F. Costich , Dept. of Health Management and Policy, is the author of a commentary on "Patient Beliefs and Preferences Regarding Surrogate Decision Makers" , appearing in the Southern Medical Journal .