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Stroke survivor, stroke support group receive awards

Stroke survivor, stroke support group receive awards

By Beth Bowling and Hillary Smith The Hazard and Surrounding Area Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group through the University of Ken­tucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health, along with one of the group’s founding members, Mark Kincaid, a stroke survivor from Letcher County, were honored with Stroke Hero Awards from the American Stroke Association,

XLerateHealth, Southeast XLerator Network announce National Institutes of Health funding

XLerateHealth (XLH), its affiliate, the Southeast XLerator Network (XLN) and XLN Academic Lead, the University of Kentucky, announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has approved XLN’s External Advisory Committee’s (EAC) recommendation to fund the continued development of seven biomedical innovations that represent various areas of technology, from medical devices to diagnostics and therapeutics. The funding

Louisville launches free program to teach technology skills

A new program, called the COVID-19 Reskilling Initiative, will expand the number of qualified tech workers in Louisville while helping those impacted by the COVID-19 economic disruptions. The program, launched by the Future of Work Initiative powered by Microsoft, encourages residents to access free, self-paced online data skills training. The launch of the catalogue of free resources

UK launches first online social work program in state

The College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky is launching an online Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) program to address the critical shortage of social workers across the country, as well as in Kentucky. A recent study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found a 16 percent increase in the need for social workers nationwide since 2016. Social

Healthcare CEOs announce opening of Corporate Innovation Center

The Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC) announced the opening of the LHCC Corporate Innovation Center. This collaborative space located on E. Jefferson Street in downtown Louisville is uniquely positioned to serve as a hub for the emerging innovation district in NuLu. Both Mayor Fischer and the LHCC member companies share a vision of connecting corporations,