September 20, 2018
The Thursday Letter
Faces of the "Kentucky Can" Campaign
Dr. Teresa Waters , Chair, Dept. of Health Management and Policy, is featured on the new website created by UK Philanthropy for the "Kentucky Can" comprehensive fundraising campaign . Waters is the second person to hold the Charles T. Wethington, Jr., Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences. Dr. James Holsinger , Chancellor and Professor Emeritus, was the first.

(Photo, L to R: Dr. Holsinger, Dr. Waters, President Wethington)
Save the Date for "CPH: Let's Talk!" Series
Sponsored by the CPH Office of Inclusive Excellence. Lunch will be provided at all seminars.

Reminder: Upcoming Events
September 28 (RSVP by September 25) : QPR and Suicide Prevention . Lunch provided.
Today, September 21, Dr. Darrell Gaskin at UK CHSR.
Help Students as they Conduct Indoor Air Quality Assessment in Research Facility 1
A message on behalf of Dr. Nancy E. Johnson :

PM [CPH] 661 Occupational & Environmental Sampling is a small class of five students. For their midterm, the class is conducting an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessment for the College of Public Health in Research Facility 1 (the CPH Building). They created this Qualtrics questionnaire for faculty and staff. Students will work with the results of the Qualtrics to identify areas of concern, with Dr. Johnson's guidance. CPH faculty and staff who complete the questionnaire will be anonymous (using a phone number only to clarify any issues). 

Students will follow up with a walkthrough inspection on Wednesday morning, October 3, accompanied by Jan Eggum , MPH, CIH, of UK Environmental Health and Safety. Air sampling to measure ventilation and other identified parameters will follow over the next week or so. Each student will prepare a discussion section based on the results as an assessment of knowledge and the completed report will be available by the end of October.  

Thank you in advance for responding to the Qualtrics questionnaire -- this is a great learning experience for our students. Please let Nancy Johnson, know if you have any concerns or questions.

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Research and Reports
Team Science Unites CPH, A&S
A University of Kentucky student-faculty team authored "Longitudinal data methods for evaluating genome-by-epigenome interactions infamilies," appearing in BMC Genetics . Justin C. Strickland , College of Arts & Sciences Dept of Psychology, is the first author. Co-authors are: Dr. I-Chen Chen , recent graduate of the CPH Epidemiology/Biostatistics Phd program, Dr. Chanung Wang , A&S Dept. of Biology, and Dr. David Fardo , CPH Dept. of Biostatistics.

Dr. I-Chen Chen and Dr. Philip Westgate , Dept. of Biostatistics, are the authors of “A novel approach to selecting classification types for time-dependent covariates in the marginal analysis of longitudinal data,” appearing in Statistical Methods in Medical Research.

Dr. Hefei Wen , Dept. of Health Management and Policy, is a co-author of "Association Between Patient Cognitive and Functional Status and Medicare Total Annual Cost of Care: Implications for Value-Based Payment," appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine . Dr. Kenton J. Johnston , St. Louis University, is the lead author.

Dr. Yuriko Katsumata and Dr. David Fardo , Dept. of Biostatistics, are among the co-authors of “Male-specific epistasis between WWC1 and TLN2 genes is associated with Alzheimer's disease,” appearing in Neurobiology of Aging . Dr. Elena S. Gusareva , University of Liege, Belgium, is the lead author.

Julie Jacobs , MPH, Dept. of Health, Behavior & Society, is a co-author of "Assessment and Treatment of Behavioral Disorders in Children with Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review,” appearing in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery . Diana Bigler, UK College of Medicine, is the lead author.

September 21: Gaskin Seminar
September 28: QPR & Suicide Prevention
October 20: UK Homecoming and CPH Tailgate