UK CERH Announces Appalachian Research Day Registration and Call for Poster Abstracts

UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health has opened registration and is calling for poster abstracts for the fourth annual Appalachian Research Day, Come Sit on the Porch.  The one-day event, which shares results of health research conducted with communities in Appalachia, will be held Wednesday, April 18 at the First Federal Center in Hazard.

To register or submit a poster abstract click here.

UK researchers work closely with communities throughout Appalachia to learn more about health issues and improve wellbeing. Appalachian Research Day 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 include the following presentations, as well as a research poster session and innovation stations that feature projects from youth at local public schools:  

 On The Move Art Studio - Bringing Art to Kids Everywhere
                  Joshua Nadzam, MSW, On The Move Art Studio 

Lessons Learned and Preliminary Findings from the Clay County Clock Project!
                  Jody Clasey, PhD, University of Kentucky

 Engaging Youth Serving Communities:  Developing a Sustainably Healthy Community
                  Mark Mains, PhD, 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 will be released soon.  For more information, contact beth.bowling@uky.edu, 606-439-3557.