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Upcoming Webinar on Equality in Academia

On June 23rd from 11:30am-12:30pm Dr. Jennifer Gomez of Wayne State University will host a webinar, “Anti-Black Violence & The University: How Institutional Courage Can Pave The Way For True Equality in...

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Posted - Jun 18Read More

COVID-19 toll in black community no surprise to UK researcher. Racism ‘embedded’ in healthcare.

Read more here: https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/linda-blackford/article243393036.html#s... BY LINDA BLACKFORD Not long after coronavirus appeared on our shores, we learned about its capricious nature,...

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Posted - Jun 12Read More

Former CHET Research Assistant Highlighted

We would like to congratulate our former graduate research assistant Myles Moody for earning his PhD in Sociology and accepting a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in the Sociology Department at the...

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Posted - Jun 11Read More

CHET Representatives Publish Op-Ed on COVID-19

Several CHET representatives recently wrote an Op-Ed for the Lexington Herald Leader addressing the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 among the Black population in Lexington. The article, “Racism, injustice...

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Posted - May 1Read More

Call for SPARK Applications

2020 SPARK Program Call for Applications Release date: 3/09/2020 Application deadline: 3/26/2020 CHET is pleased to announce a call for applications to the Students Participating as Ambassadors for Research in...

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Posted - Mar 9Read More

Psychology Colloquium Guest Speaker Devin Banks

The Department of Psychology is hosting Devin Banks, MS for a talk entitled, "Addressing Health Disparities in Substance Use: Cultural and Methodological Considerations." Devin Banks is a doctoral candidate in...

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Posted - Feb 26Read More

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Call for CHET RA Applications - Due 3/10/2020

The Center for Health Equity Transformation welcomes applications for a graduate research assistantship focused on innovative, transdisciplinary and impactful health equities research. CHET’s focal research...

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Posted - Feb 25Read More

CHET Hosts Year of Equity Event with Dr. Samuel K. Roberts

CHET is hosting Dr. Samuel K. Roberts as part of the Year of Equity sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences (https://equity.as.uky.edu/) Dr. Roberts is a writer and scholar of African-American and public...

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Posted - Feb 25Read More

Pilot Grants

CHET HEALTH EQUITY PILOT GRANT RFARelease date: 2/24/2020Application deadline: 4/1/2020Project Duration: 12-18 monthsPilot funding will be made available to support meritorious projects that focus on...

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Posted - Feb 24Read More

Dr. John Lyons, Director of Center for Innovation in Population Health, Highlighted in UKNow

Dr. John Lyons, Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy and director of the Center for Innovation in Population Health (IPH), joined UK in September of 2019 with his team from the...

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Posted - Feb 6Read More

CHET Speaker Series: Jessica Thompson, M.Ed.

CHET will be hosting visiting doctoral candidate Jessica Thompson, M.Ed., for a talk February 13th entitled, "Contextualizing Cardiovascular Disease among Rural Appalachian Women: What Methods Should We Use...

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Posted - Feb 5Read More

Anthropology Graduate Student Association presents 19th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series

The University of Kentucky Anthropology Graduate Student Association will present its 19th Annual Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Khiara M. Bridges, Ph.D., J.D. Friday February 7, 2020 at 4:30pm in the...

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Posted - Jan 29Read More

CHET Faculty Member Discusses Impact of Menthol Ban on Health Equity

"Current policies that include restrictions on the sale of menthol flavored tobacco and nicotine products are less likely to reach those that would benefit from them the most, according to new research from...

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Posted - Jan 28Read More

Center for Health Equity Transformation Seeks to Improve Health of All Kentuckians

People in Kentucky experience some of the highest rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease, substance use, diabetes and obesity in the nation. These health disparities are the focus of work inside the Healthy...

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Posted - Jan 2Read More

Dr. James Ziliak, CHET Core Faculty Member, Co-Edits Special Issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

James P. Ziliak, PhD, is the Gatton Endowed Chair in Microeconomics, Director of Center for Poverty Research and Kentucky Federal Statistical Research Data Center, and a Core Faculty member of the Center for...

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Posted - Dec 6Read More

Dr. Patrick Kitzman, CHET Core Faculty Member, Receives Outstanding Advocacy Award

"Patrick Kitzman, PT, PHD, associate dean for research in the UK College of Health Sciences, will receive the Outstanding Advocacy in Neurologic Physical Therapy Award from the American Physical Therapy...

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Posted - Dec 6Read More