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'UK at the Half': Exploring the UK College of Public Health

Dean Donna Arnett. Pete Comparoni | UKphoto
Dean Donna Arnett. Pete Comparoni | UK Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2022) — For this "UK at the Half," University of Kentucky College of Public Health Dean Donna Arnett discusses the many layers within the field of public health.

While we’ve been living in a public health emergency for almost two years, there is a remarkable amount of misinformation surrounding the field. Arnett walks us through each level of public health, and why they are all vital in keeping communities safe.

‘"UK at the Half" airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on radio and is hosted by UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications. To hear the "UK at the Half" interview, click the play button above.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.