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Bellarmine receives NSF grant to recruit students to STEM fields

Bellarmine receives NSF grant to recruit students to STEM fields

By Carla Carlton With a grant of nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Bellarmine University is creating a scholarship program to recruit low-income, high-achieving students into the STEM disciplines of computer engineering, computer science, mathematics and data science. The STEM Career Pathways Scholarship program will award annual scholarships of $7,200 each to

Outsourced solutions provide stability in a crazy world

By Justin Hubbard The COVID-19 crisis of 2020 has impacted all industries. However, few industries have been impacted as severely as the healthcare industry. Consider the following situations that have impacted many healthcare organizations: Emergency rooms furloughed employees due to low census levels, in the middle of a pandemic. Thousands, if not millions, of elective

Healthcare business community adopts strategic plan

By Ben Keeton The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) Board of Directors, which includes over 50 of our region’s leaders from key health-related organizations, developed a new strategic plan. The intent of the plan is to help guide the organization’s mission to champion and foster the growth of the region’s health-related economy and to identify opportunities

UK working to reduce opioid-related deaths in Kentucky

By Sally McMahon The University of Kentucky’s (UK) Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (known as CDAR) conducts research on numerous aspects of substance abuse and related behavior, including intimate violence, criminal justice settings and characteristics of rural substance use. CDAR has a history of providing training on evidence-based treatment, intervention and prevention approaches, as

Thinking strategically about end-of-life care

By Turner West The perennial growth in Medicare Advantage enrollment and the emergence of value-based initiatives and new payment models in traditional Medicare creates stronger incentives for efficient use of healthcare services. In the context of serious illness care there are myriad opportunities to both improve patient experience and reduce healthcare expenditures by diminishing non-beneficial