Registration, Abstract Submission Available for Appalachian Research Day

University of Kentucky researchers and doctors work closely with communities throughout Appalachia to learn more about health issues and improve wellbeing. Appalachian Research Day, led by the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, 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 be held April 18 at the First Federal Center of the Hazard Community and Technical College.

Abstracts to be considered for poster presentations are due March 12, and registration is due April 6.

The fourth annual Appalachian Research Day has a particular focus on youth and will include the following presentations, as well as a research poster session and “innovation stations” featuring projects from youth at local public schools:

  • On The Move Art Studio – Bringing Art to Kids Everywhere Joshua Nadzam, On The Move Art Studio
  • Lessons Learned and Preliminary Findings from the Clay County Clock ProjectJody Clasey, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • Engaging Youth-Serving Communities: Developing a Sustainably Healthy Community Mark Mains, Ph.D., Valerie Stewart and April Tipton, University of Kentucky
  • Healthalachia: Youth Innovation and Problem-Solving Targeting a Looming Opioid Crisis Students from Paintsville Independent School, Pikeville Independent School and Magoffin County School
  • Healthy Youth Coalition Panel Representatives from Perry County Wellness Coalition and Breathitt County Health Council

The full agenda is forthcoming.

Appalachian Research Day is sponsored by the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and the Kentucky Office of Rural Health.

For more information, contact, 606-439-3557.