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Spring 2014

Celebrating National Public Health Week 2014

Brown Bag Lunch on Disparities in Health, March 31

Practicum & Networking Fair, March 27

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth discusses the Affordable Care Act during health policy forum

UofL epidemiologist uncovers new genes linked to abdominal fat

Commemorating and Reconfirming the 1964 Surgeon General’s Message on Smoking

Fall 2013

Dean Craig Blakely talks about the state of public health and his vision for the school. Video

SPHIS student appears on WHAS-11

Susmita Datta elected to International Biometric Society advisory board

UofL public health, law schools to host forum on HIV and criminal prosecutions

EpiHour Seminar Series

Forum - HIV Is Not a Crime (Oct. 2, 2013)

MPH Information Sessions - Oct. 2013

New undergraduate public health degree program to help meet workforce demands

June 2013

UofL School of Public Health & Information Sciences receives seven year reaccreditation

Gray Street Farmers Market offers free public lecture series

May 2013

Congratulations graduates, May 2013

YMCA of Greater Louisville recognizes Muriel Harris  

CEPH will be holding two site visitor trainings in 2013

SPHIS publications

April 2013

Genetic discovery found to influence obesity in people of African ancestry

Dr. Blakely joined with other public health school deans to sign the Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication

Public health pays off

Celebrating National Public Health Week 2013

Dr. Susmita Datta receives funding from the NIH

Student News, April 2013

March 2013

SPHIS students present at KPHA 2013

UofL math wizards provide analysis to advance health sciences

February 2013

SPHIS Faculty Favorites 2011-2012

Dr. Taylor publishes in Human Molecular Genetics

Dr. Connor publishes in Annals of Epidemiology

MPH student, Nikka Sorrells, presents at national conference

January 2013

Craig Blakely to lead the School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Hoyle's team uncovers how airway cells regenerate after chlorine gas injury

SPHIS Graduates - Dec. 2012

Research published by Chan and Jacobs featured by international news service

Dr. Connor publishes in Breast Cancer Research & Treatment

Dr. Walton recognized as faculty exemplar by the Delphi Center

Fall 2012

Faculty News Oct. 2012

Student News Oct. 2012

Looking for SPHIS Alumni

MPH Information Sessions

Dr. Brock receives funding from the NIH

Dr. Connor publishes in Cancer Causes and Control

Chelsea Canan honored by North American Spine Society

Research News Sept. 2012

Summer 2012

Dean Clover named to list of 100 Awesome Deans of Public Health

Dr. Somnath Datta receives funding from the NIH

Chinese professor gains perspective on UofL critical thinking strategies

Notable Faculty Service (Summer 2012)

EOHS publishes in Chemical Research Technology

Congratulations to graduate, Dr. Sula Hood

UofL study dispels concerns about drive-thru flu clinics

EOHS publishes in Toxicology

EOHS participates in local health fair serving local Hispanics

Dr. McKinney discusses the importance of herd immunity

Dr. Myers collaborates on manuscript in Research in Nursing & Health

Natasha DeJarnett publishes in Sustain

Gray Street Farmers Market on WAVE-3: Video

April 2012

SPHIS Faculty Promotions

Sustmita Datta named ASA Fellow

Congratulations to the new SGA officers

Kerber and O’Brien publish longevity study

Notable Faculty Service

SPHIS celebrates National Public Health Week

Feb-Mar 2012

Kulasekera named chair of biostatistics and bioinformatics

Dual MPH and urban planning degree to support community health

SPHIS students and faculty to present at KPHA 2012

Dr. Kathy Baumgartner selected for Provost’s Award for Exemplary Advising

Dean Clover’s interview on the CPH exam published in The Nation’s Health

Study of sleep disturbances and carpal tunnel syndrome published in Hand

Dr. Myers investigates appropriate statistical testing of quality of life scores

Dr. Nesbitt to deliver Louisville's Health Address, Mar. 6

Chef Bryant Terry speaks at SPHIS

Visiting Scholar, Dr. Chipeng Wu

Caroline Chan publishes in Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management

Dr. Myers to investigate effects of smoking cessation counseling

Winter 2012

Dr. Clover steps down as public health dean

Mo and Wan publish in Toxicology in Vitro

Dr. Myers studies predictors for incomplete mammograms

Caroline Chan in the “Student Spotlight”

DBB student publishes in high impact journal

Fall 2011

SPHIS researcher finds breast cancer mortality is higher in Hispanic Women

Recent SPHIS faculty publications

Student news, Dec. 2011

SPHIS Faculty Favorites 2010-2011

SPHIS Graduates, Dec. 2011

Dr. David Tollerud to chair IOM Committee on Shipboard Hazard and Defense

DBB faculty publish paper on analyzing time-to-event data

Evidence inconclusive about long-term health effects of exposure to military burn pits

Dr. Hoyle receives NIH funding to develop treatment for chemical injury

UofL public health students seek answers to breast cancer disparities in minority populations

Dr. Carrico awarded CDC grant to develop model emergency staffing plan

Avonne Connor receives postdoctoral position

SPHIS presenters at APHA 2011

NBPHE elects new Board Chair, Dr. Richard Clover

Research!Louisville award recipients

Summer 2011

International travel teaches students global aspects of public health

Gray Street Farmers Market to give low-income seniors greater access to fresh food

Dr. Somnath Datta receives funding from the NIH

Dr. Ruth Carrico selected for highly competitive national nurse fellowship

Dr. McCabe bound for Italy through Fulbright Program

SPHIS Faculty Promotions

Dr. Doug Lorenz joins bioinformatics and biostatistics faculty

Notable Faculty Service (August)

Dr. Myers publishes in Social Science & Medicine

Congratulations to graduate, Dr. Joan Buchar

EOHS doctoral students receive funding

New health director and SPHIS faculty member, Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt

Welcome to new DEPH faculty, Dr. Kira Taylor

Welcome to Dr. Tim Wiemken, Visiting Scholar

Paper wins 2011 Statistical Science Award

Notable Faculty Service

Spring 2011

SPHIS faculty, featured experts on radiation exposure

Article highlights the work of Dr. Somnath Datta

Students to present decision analysis for HPV vaccine strategies

Faculty encourage use of statistics in science fair

Congratulations to graduate, Dr. Tim Wiemken

UofL biostatistician to develop statistical model that could help answer medical questions

Dr. McCabe leads study published in Hand

Dr. Tollerud shares expertise on exposure to asbestos

SPHIS participates in farmers’ market workshop


February 2011

SPHIS Faculty Favorite Nominations

Dr. Myers publishes in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Brock and Appana collaborate on study in Environmental Health Perspectives

January 2011

Dr. McCabe elected president, American Association for Hand Surgery

Dr. Clover serves on search committee for Louisville’s new public health director

Dr. McKinney on WHAS-TV

Dr. Myers co-authors article for Journal of Burn Care & Research

Published research on college students’ exposure to tobacco marketing

December 2010

Improving Women’s Health in Constanta Romania

Oct. and Nov. 2010

Faculty TV appearances

Dr. Tollerud panelist for NIH study, health effects of gulf oil spill

Dr. Hoyle receives NIH funding

Congratulations to graduate, Dr. Kent Brown

SPHIS participates in Healthy Hoops

Dr. Myers presents at two scientific meetings

Upcoming oral defenses for MS in Biostatistics students

SPHIS highlights from Research!Louisville 2010

Faculty, staff, students present at APHA Annual Meeting

September 2010

Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plan study findings to be presented Sept. 29

Dr. Myers named ULH/BCC Scientist

Studying satisfaction of palliative care clinicians

Robin Elise Weiss, student, presents keynote session at international childbirth conference

Epidemiology students to present at national conference

Yu-Ting Chen, student, contributes to Louisville’s Health Status Assessment Report

Dr. Jacobs blogs from China

Health Department Showcase

Gray Street named one of the best farmers markets in Louisville

August 2010


Caroline Chan receives EPA STAR fellowship

Dr. Wilson creates blog, Health Promotion Exchange

Dr. Harris to serve on Louisville’s Family Health Center’s board

Dr. Steiner presents on humanism and complexity in healthcare

Natasha DeJarnett receives travel scholarship to APHA

July 2010

Study describes health effects of occupational exposure in Paducah Gasous Diffusion Plant workers

Dr. Susmita Datta named university scholar

Dr. Somnath Datta receives funding from National Security Agency

SPHIS faculty elected to professional service positions

Dr. John Myers co-authors article on postpartum depression

June 2010

CPH exam review hosted by SPHIS - July 27

Dr. Jacobs named Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Myers, colleagues publish lead article in Western Journal of Nursing Research

Dr. Harris recieves community engagement grant

Farmers Market offers greater access to the community

May 2010

Dr. Datta named IMS Fellow

SPHIS presents degrees and awards to the Class of 2010

Student scholarships and awards

Research Inclubation Meetings

New Student Orientation

April 2010

New student officers elected

Student scholarship recipients

National Immunization Conference presentations

ASPH article on faculty successes in book publishing

EPA scientist to visit SPHIS, April 19

SPHIS celebrates National Public Health Week 2010

Upcoming Masters and PhD oral defenses

March 2010

UofL receives funding from the Department of Homeland Security for pandemic response

SPHIS serves as partner on Louisville's $7.9 million grant to improve city's health

SPHIS students to present at KPHA

Dr. Wan wins award at Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting

Dr. Susmita Datta presents at Research Incubation Meeting

Dr. Wilson publishes third edition of text on Drug Abuse Prevention

February 2010 Events

Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Seminar Series (Fridays at 12 PM)

February 2010 News

Dr. Harris publishes new book, Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs

Dr. Jacobs to present at panel on climate change

MPH student, Jade Ashley, participated in a service trip to India over winter break

January 2010 News

Dr. Tollerud named chair of IOM Committee on Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits

Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics welcomes visiting researchers

Aerial photo of the H1N1 clinic selected as ASPH Photo of the Month

SPHIS Graduates - Dec. 2009

January 2010 Events

Lunch and Learn - CDC fellowship opportunity

Research Incubation Meeting

December 2009 News

Faculty promotions

Dr. Somnath Datta Collaborating on NIH Challenge Grant (RC1)

Invitation for SPHIS students to visit Ghana

SPHIS role in the Community H1N1 Vaccination Clinic highlighted in ASPH Friday Letter

November 2009 News

Dr. Troutman, a national leader in public health

Dr. Myers to collaborate on School of Nursing award

UofL plays large part in Louisville Metro H1N1 clinic

Dr. Myers appointed to UoL Hospital research committee

SPHIS participates in suicide prevention walk

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics faculty, staff co-author paper for the AASLD

SPHIS faculty favorites

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics faculty, staff evaluate Kentucky pilot program on coronary interventions

November 2009 Events

Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Faculty Research Summit

October 2009 News

SPHIS professors receive UofL’s Certificate in Health Professions Education

Faculty, students to present at APHA Annual Meeting

Baumgartner and Rai named endowed chairs, James Graham Brown Cancer Center

Sula Hood and Juliet Ndukum win Research!Louisville poster competition

SGA receives Community Engagement Outreach Recognition Award

Epidemiology and Population Health welcomes new faculty member, Dr. Devasia Anderson

Dr. Ruth Carrico to appear on KET program about H1N1

SPHIS supports the Louisville AIDS Walk

October 2009 Events

Volunteer to help with neighborhood clean-up, Oct. 24

SPHIS events for UofL Cares

September 2009 News

Dr. Rachel Neal and collaborators receive grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse

New trainee grant awarded to the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health

Dr. Zhang directs visiting scholars program

September 2009 Events

Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Seminar Series

Lunch Seminar - Dietary Persistent Organic Pollutants: Endocrine Disruption

Research Incubation Meeting

August 2009 News

Congratulations to T32 recipients, Yiqun Mo and Caroline Chan

Center for Health Hazards Preparedness plans statewide summit on pandemic influenza

Center for Health Hazards Preparedness trains local MRC in H1N1 response

Dr. Susan Muldoon receives HRSA funding for public health traineeship program

Dr. Kathy Baumgartner named Acting Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

PhD student, Phil Smeltzer, receives Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky award

August 2009 Events

Where Are We With H1N1 Influenza?

Back to School Block Party at the Gray Street Farmers Market

July 2009 News

Dr. Susmita Datta to develop innovative biostatistics methods for cancer research

Dr. Richard Kerber receives funding for breast cancer research

MPH Student, Tiffany Robinson, receives KPHA scholarship

July 2009 Events

Digital Measures Review

June 2009 News

Dean Clover participates in the Preparedness & Response Core Competency Development Project

Dr. Rachel Neal presents at ASMS conference

PhD candidate Krishnamurthy receives awards for poster presentation

William Willis, alumnus, selected to present at the 2009 Delta Omega poster session

June 2009 Events

Gray Street Farmers' Market
Grand opening celebration - Thursday, June 18

Yinlu Chen’s thesis defense
Thursday, June 18 at 2 PM

Vasyl Pihur’s dissertation defense
Monday, June 22 at 2 PM

Influenza and Pandemic Planning
Friday, June 26

May 2009 News

Dr. Perez receives research funding

SPHIS faculty, LaJoie and Myers, receive funding from UofL’s Office of Research

ASPH highlights SPHIS work on H1N1

May 2009 Events

SPHIS Graduation Dinner
Tuesday, May 5

Baseball Game Outing
Wednesday, May 6

Day at the Downs
Thursday, May 7

SPHIS Convocation
Friday, May 8

April 2009 News

SPHIS celebrates National Public Health Week 2009

HPBS hosts workshop series for public health practitioners

Deborah Dunn receives 2009 Adult Learner Award

MPH students to facilitate smoking cessation programs

Vendors needed for the Gray Street Farmers' Market

April 2009 Events

Luncheon at LMPHW
Monday, April 6

SPHIS Barbeque and Booth
Tuesday, April 7

National Start Walking Day
Wednesday, April 8

Effective Communication Workshop
Thursday, April 9

Walk the Talk Contest
April 7 - 14

Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
Wednesday, April 22

March 2009 News

MPH Program adds evening classes

SPHIS welcomes visiting scholars

March 2009 Events

SPHIS Open House
Tuesday, Mar. 3

February 2009 News

Dr. Somnath Datta elected to International Statistical Institute

Dr. McCabe elected as vice president of American Association for Hand Surgery

February 2009 Events

Health Equity Speakers Series
Tuesday, 2/24

Research Incubation Meeting
Wednesday, 2/25

UK Brown Bag Lunch Series
Wednesday, 2/25

Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Seminar Series
Friday, 2/27

Safe Zone Training
Friday, Feb. 27

January 2009 News

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences researchers to present at national meetings

Local health care community discussion informs Obama-Biden transition team

January 2009 Events

Health Equity Speaker Series
Tuesday, Jan. 13

An Evening with the Dean
Thursday, Jan. 15

Research Incubation Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 28

SPHIS Open House
Thursday, Jan. 29



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