July 5, 2018
The Thursday Letter
Who is Public Health?
Aaron Guest, Gerontology PhD student, has been named to one of the first cohorts of Network Science Fellows from Visual Network Labs . Guest Is part of the APHA “Who is Public Health” campaign .

CPHSSR Director Reappointed
Dr. Glen Mays, professor of Health Management and Policy, has been reappointed as Director of the Center for Public Health Systems and Services Research for a four-year period, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022.

Reappointment as Good Samaritan Chair
Dr. Richard Crosby, professor of Health, Behavior & Society, has been reappointed as 
Good Samaritan Chair in Health Education, Research, Health Promotion, and Preventive Services, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023.
New HMP Faculty
Dr. Joseph A. Benitez joined CPH on July 1 as an assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy.
Departure from CPH
Dr. Hannah Ruehl, Educational Technology Coordinator, will be leaving CPH for a new position in UK CELT. Her last day at CPH will be July 14. The College extends best wishes to Hannah in her future endeavors.

New Administrative Personnel

Heather Fortney has been hired to support Health, Behavior & Society, Biostatistics, Gerontology and the Dean's office. Heather will start on July 16.

Bonnie Gay has been hired to support Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health Management and Policy, and SEAS. Bonnie will start on July 9.
CPH Out and About
🏳️‍🌈Alumni April Ballard (left) and Trey Cardwell...

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Rural Cancer Prevention Ctr on Twitter

We love doing community outreach in beautiful parts of #Kentucky like the Owsley Farmers' Market #ruralhealth #publichealth #farmtotable #cancerprevention #cancerresearch

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Research and Reports
Occupational Therapy for Older Adults

Dr. Daniela Moga, Department of Epidemiology and UK College of Pharmacy, is lead author of the multi-site publication “An investigation of factors predicting the type of bladder antimuscarinics initiated in Medicare nursing homes residents,” appearing in the journal Geriatrics

Dr. Quan Chen, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Shared Resource Facility, is an author on the multi-site publication “Detection of dose delivery variations on TomoTherapy using on-board detector based verification,” appearing in the journal Physics in Medicine & Biology.

Dr. Shani Bardach, Graduate Center for Gerontology, is an author on a publication with colleagues from the UK College of Medicine and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. “Alzheimer Disease Clinical Trial Recruitment: Does Participation in a Brief Cognitive Screen at a Community Health Fair Promote Research Engagement?,” appears in the journal Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders.

IRC Funding for ALS Genetic Research
Funding from the UK Igniting Research Collaboration (IRC) program will enable a multi-disciplinary team of researchers to further explore these familial and genetic connections in ALS. Dr. Haining Zhu, UK College of Pharmacy, and Dr. David Fardo, UK College of Public Health Biostatistics, are co-PIs on the pilot project entitled “Searching for Genetic Modifiers in Familial ALS.” Co-investigators are Dr. Edward Kasarskis and Dr. Daret St. Clair, UK College of Medicine. The research will be supported by $30,000 in IRC funding for a 6-month project period; the investigators will report on their progress in early Spring 2019. 
LGBTQ Aging Project Funding Renewed
The Kentucky LGBTQ Aging Needs Assessment has been refunded for three years by JustFundKY . To date, the project is one of the largest state-based assessments of LGBTQ health among older adults. Aaron Guest , Gerontology PhD student, is project lead. Dr. Elizabeth Hunter is faculty advisor.

In the Media
When's the Next Recession? Ask Medicaid Directors.
Dr. Glen Mays, Health Management and Policy, spoke to Governing.com.

"Medicaid work rules are costly, intrusive," Kentucky Press News Service, op-ed by Adam Edelen, member of the CPH Board of Advisors.