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UK College of Public Health names new Interim Associate Dean for Research

Svetla Slavova, PhD, has been named interim associate dean for research for the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health (CPH). Dr. Slavova, who is an associate professor with CPH’s Department of Biostatistics and a faculty associate with the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, assumed the role on July 18.

2022 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit set for Aug. 10-11

The 2022 Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit, which will highlight best practices, statutes, and policies related to implementing and maintaining harm reduction programs throughout the state, will be held on Aug. 10-11.

KSPAN meeting welcomes those interested in injury and violence prevention

The Kentucky Safety and Prevention Alignment Network (KSPAN) is hosting its annual meeting on Tuesday, July 26, in Frankfort.

KyPQC implementing strategies to improve outcomes for mothers and babies affected by substance use disorder

According to the annual Public Health Maternal Mortality Review, substance use is a contributing factor in more deaths of women during pregnancy and one year post-delivery than any other cause in Kentucky and has led to an increase in newborns hospitalized for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

KIPRC staff, partners present at annual OD2A Meeting

Researchers, staff members, and program partners from the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) presented on a variety of topics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) Recipient Meeting in June.

CARERC Gives UK Researchers Tools to Uncover Safety Concerns in the Workplace

UK College of Public Health alumna and current KIPRC epidemiologist Mira Mirzaian saw CARERC as the boost she needed to kickstart her career in research.

Purple Star Award schools work to strengthen resilience of Kentucky’s military-connected youth

Following three award ceremonies in April, Kentucky now boasts six Purple Star schools.

New KSURE report provides pictodictionary of the six major overdose-related substances

The Kentucky Substance Use Research & Enforcement (K-SURE) has released a new report that provides a pictodictionary of the six major overdose-related substances (heroin, opioids, fentanyl, marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine) in Kentucky.

Mobile Harm Reduction Unit providing prevention, recognition and response trainings

Michelle Dean works daily with drug overdose fatality data with her role at the Kentucky Drug Overdose Fatality Surveillance System (DOFSS).

KIPRC presents research at 2022 Rx Summit

Staff members and faculty associates with the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC) recently shared their work in substance use disorder research, treatment, and prevention at the 2022 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, held April 18-21, in Atlanta.