Third Annual Appalachian Research Day

UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health is pleased to announce the third-annual Appalachian Research Day, Come Sit on the Porch.

Community-based research begins at the local level, built upon the foundation of relationships with individuals, neighborhoods, and groups who have common questions and concerns. Appalachian Research Day is an opportunity to join in the discussion and learn about findings from research studies that have occurred in local communities.

Come learn about research projects in our community and how you can get involved.


Environmental, Physical and Molecular Drivers of Lung Cancer and How to Combat Them
Suzanne Arnold, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center

The Health of Grandfamilies in Rural Appalachia
Nancy Schoenberg, University of Kentucky College of Medicine and College of Public Health

Establishing a Syringe Service Program
Judith Feinberg, West Virginia University

Child Wellbeing in Eastern Kentucky: A Kid’s Perspective
Jarod Giger, University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Diabetes in Appalachia: Cookin' Up Our Own Solutions
Omope’ Carter-Daboiku, Appalachian Foodways Scholar


Poster sessions will be held during breakfast and morning break. Poster awards will be presented during lunch.

Click here to register for Appalachian Research Day.
Click here to submit a poster abstract.


First Federal Center Hazard Community and Technical College
One Community College Drive Hazard, KY 41701

TIME: 8:00 am-3:30 pm

CONTACT: Beth Bowling 606-439-3557, ext. 83545,