UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY PUBLIC RELATIONS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         UKPR Contact: Mallory Powell,

July 9, 2014                                                  615-828-0000, mallory.powell@uky.edu

 

                                                                                                                                     

MEDIA ADVISORY     

 

UK Receives $3.75 Million CDC Grant for Rural Cancer Prevention

 

WHAT:  The University of Kentucky Rural Cancer Prevention Center (RCPC) has received $3.75 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote colorectal cancer screening in Central Appalachia. Kentucky has the nation's highest rates of cancer incidence and death, and more people from Appalachian Kentucky die from colorectal cancer than those diagnosed with colorectal cancer in other regions of the state.

 

WHO:  UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto; Dr. Lisa Cassis, UK interim vice president for research; Dr. Richard Crosby, director of the UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center; Dr. Robin Vanderpool, deputy director of the UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center; and Sherry Payne, colorectal cancer survivor, member of the RCPC Community Advisory Board and community health advisor for the American Cancer Society.

 

WHEN:  10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014

 

WHERE:  317 Conference Room in the Charles T. Wethington Jr. Building

 

PARKING INFORMATION: Parking is available in the Kentucky Clinic Parking Garage located on Huguelet Drive. The Wethington Building can be accessed by walking through the Kentucky Clinic. For more information or directions, call 615-828-0000.

 

MORE: The UK RCPC, housed at the UK College of Public Health, is one of 26 CDC-funded Prevention Research Centers (PRC) in the country, and the only one focused on rural cancer prevention. The UK RCPC is a planned collaboration of community members, public health professionals, and researchers that conduct applied prevention research to reduce the health disparities associated with cervical cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer among residents of the Kentucky River Health District. This is the RCPC's second five-year round of competitive CDC funding; the first five years of the project focused on cervical cancer prevention. A major issue for people living in eastern Kentucky is not being screened as recommended for colorectal cancer, resulting in diagnosis of colorectal cancer in later stages when chances of survival is lower. Colorectal cancer is usually a slow growing cancer that if detected early, can be treated giving those diagnosed a much higher survival rate.

 

The UK RCPC is a CDC-funded PRC. The PRC Program directs a national network of academic research centers, each at either a school of public health or a medical school that has a preventive medicine residency program. The centers are committed to conducting prevention research and are leaders in translating research results into policy and public health practice. These centers have rich capacity for the community-based, participatory prevention research needed to drive the major community changes that can prevent and control chronic diseases.

 

MEDIA NOTE:  Immediately following the news conference, media in attendance are encouraged to attend a special event open to the media at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Named one of TIME magazine’s top-10 heroic animals in history, therapy horse Magic will visit the Kentucky Children’s Hospital for the first time at 11 a.m. in the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

 

###

 

Since its founding in 1865, the University of Kentucky has been dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care as Kentucky's flagship institution and one of the nation's top land grant universities. Please join us in celebrating the university's 150 year storied history and help us build on that tradition of success as part of UK's sesquicentennial celebration through 2015. Visit uknow.uky.edu/sesquicentennial to access UK sesquicentennial news, in addition to archived news stories and announcements. Keep up with UK sesquicentennial activities on social media by looking for #UK150.

 

September
 
1
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Labor Day - Academic Holiday
Mon
2
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Internship Info Session
Student/Faculty/Staff Mixer
Tue
3
Employee Educational Assistance Award
LNFS Presents: The Wolf of Wall Street
Last Day to Add a Class
Last Day to Drop a Course with 80% Refund
UK Volunteer Fair
Wed
4
LNFS Presents: Children of Men
LNFS Presents: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Black and Latino Male Initiative
Advance Your Swagger: A Night with Fonzworth Bentely
Thu
5
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Northern Iowa
Kentucky Volleyball vs. USC
LNFS Presents: Spirited Away
LNFS Presents: Mulan
Fri
6
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Kentucky Football vs. Ohio
#maxfest (Ukirklex Campus Ministry)
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Creighton
Lets Swing Dance!
Sat
7
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Morehead State
Sun
8
Diversity Organization's Council
Kosher/Soul? (Jewish, African American & Appalachian culture Fuse)
Mon
9
Working Moms Connection
Job Club - Job Search Strategies for Fall
Rock Star Professionalism Series
Tue
10
Massage on the Go
College: Do the Right Thing- A conversation with Dr. Smith
The Future of Islam
LNFS Presents: Fight Club
Wed
11
9/11 Vigil
UKNABJ presents: Ferguson, Missouri: A look at media, politics and black youth in the U.S.
LNFS Presents: Mr & Mrs Smith
Duo Damiana, Molly Barth and Dieter Hennings
LNFS Presents: 22 Jump Street
Thu
12
LNFS Presents: Searching For Sugarman
LNFS Presents: Sin City
Fri
13
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Men's Soccer vs. ETSU
Sat
14
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Pepperdine
Sun
15
Kentucky Week Farmer's MarCat and Craft Fair
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y.
Mon
16
Justice Delayed not Justice Denied: A Talk with Dough Jones
PRHBTN Gallery Reception and Concert
Men's Soccer vs. Xavier
Chellgren Seminar Series: Buck Ryan
Tue
17
Internship Info Session
Last Day to Drop a Course Without Appearing on Transcript
Caregiver Support Group
LNFS Presents: The Immigrant
Big Blue Commonwealth
Wed
18
LNFS Presents: Watermark
LNFS Presents: X-Men: Days of Future Past
Ryan Gardner Guest Trumpet Recital
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Lipscomb
Thu
19
LNFS Presents: A Band Called Death
LNFS Presents: Prisoners
The Case for Fossil Fuels-PEIK Seminar
Men's Soccer vs. Furman
Fri
20
Rock Climbing @ Red River Gorge
College of Pharmacy Open House
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Xavier
Sat
21
 
Sun
22
Diana Ferrus: 'Writing poetry has allowed me to live': Cultural Resistance in South Africa
Kentucky Law Schools Forum
Mon
23
Pinterest Party
University of Kentucky Chamber Winds
Employer Showcase
Job Club - 10 Questions to Ask Prior to Starting a Business
Men's Soccer vs. Lousville
Tue
24
Employer Showcase
Last Day to Drop a Course with 50% Refund
UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn
BPH Open House
Documentary Film Screening - Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis
LNFS Presents: Saving Mr. Banks
Wed
25
LNFS Presents: Culture Jam
LNFS Presents: Maleficent
¡Baila!
Thu
26
LNFS Presents: Ponyo
LNFS Presents: The Little Mermaid
Opening Night Bohemiam Festival
White Water Rafting @ Chattooga River
Women's Soccer vs. Mississippi State
Fri
27
White Water Rafting @ Chattooga River
Kentucky Football vs. Vanderbilt
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Green Apple Day of Service: "Pick It Up"
Swing Dancing!
Sat
28
White Water Rafting @ Chattooga River
UK Chorale
Dirty Dancing Trip
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Auburn
Sun
29
 
Mon
30
#TrendingTopics: Immigration Reform
Apollo Duo - Flute and Percussion Guest Recital
Tue
 
 
 
 
Reset Page