Appalachian Research Day Calls for Abstracts


LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 18, 2017) – The third annual Appalachian Research Day, which shares results of health research conducted with communities in Appalachia, will be held Wednesday, May 24 at the University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard, Ky.

Abstracts for poster presentations may be submitted until April 28, and registration is open until May 16.

UK doctors and researchers work closely with communities throughout Appalachia to learn more about health issues and improve care and wellbeing. Appalachian Research Day is an opportunity to highlight community-based research that begins at the local level and builds upon relationships between people, neighborhoods, and groups who have common interests and concerns.

The event will include the following presentations, as well as a poster session: Environmental, Physical and Molecular Drivers of Lung Cancer and How to Combat Them Suzanne Arnold, UK Markey Cancer Center  The Health of Grandfamilies in Rural Appalachia Nancy Schoenberg, UK colleges of medicine and public health  Establishing a Syringe Service Program Judith Feinberg, West Virginia University  Child Wellbeing in Eastern Kentucky: A Kid’s Perspective Jarod Giger, UK College of Social Work  Diabetes in Appalachia: Cookin' Up Our Own Solutions Omope’ Carter-Daboiku, Appalachian Foodways Scholar 

You can read about last year's Appalachian Research Day here.

More information, including registration and abstract submission guidelines, is available here.


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