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UK CHS Receives $1.6 Million Grant to Fund CSD Graduate Student Scholarships

The College of Health Sciences received a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Human Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to provide scholarship funds to graduate students studying speech-language pathology. In addition, students met one of the following criteria: were from an Appalachian County, were 1st generation college students, or were from either an educationally or economically disadvantaged background.

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Women’s Health & You Aims to Improve Women's Health Through Research

Health conditions and medications affect women’s bodies differently than men’s, so it’s important that we understand the specifics of women’s health. Heart attacks often present differently in women than men, for example. And we’re learning that medication, such as the common sleep aid Ambien, is metabolized in women’s bodies differently than in men, meaning that women and men need different doses.

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Dr. Brittany Smalls Chosen for Program Aimed at Increasing Diversity in Biomedical Research

Dr. Brittany Smalls, an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research, has been selected as a scholar in the 2017-2018 Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research Advanced Health Disparities Research Training program.

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Chronic Pain With Mobile App for Breathing Techniques

By providing UK Orofacial Pain Clinic patients with a smartphone application that teaches diaphragmatic breathing, the team from the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women hypothesizes victims of sexual and physical violence will learn to regulate their body’s sympathetic (flight or fight) tone and manage their pain.

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