UK CARES/UK CERH Community Engagement Award in Environmental Health Sciences

The University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences (UK-CARES), in partnership with the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CERH), announces the inaugural Community Engagement Award in Environmental Health Sciences. The UK-CARES/CERH Community Engagement Award recognizes individuals or community-academic teams who demonstrate effective research or project evaluation to improve environmental health in Appalachia.

The individual or community-academic team you nominate must meet at least one of the following guidelines:

  • Community-engaged environmental health scientist
  • Community member engaged in issues to keep the air or water healthy
  • Involved in community-academic partnerships
  • Demonstrate outstanding community-engaged science

To submit a nomination please visit:

Nominations will be reviewed by an external panel. The nominees’ name will be removed before nomination forms are sent to the review panel. The nominees’ chance of being selected for the award is based solely on the details provided in the nomination form. Please provide thorough information about the nominee’s work to ensure their best chance of winning the award. Self-nominations are also accepted.  Priority will be given to individuals and/or teams working in the Big Sandy, Kentucky River, or Cumberland Valley regions of Kentucky.


All finalists will be notified no later than March 29, 2019. The winner will be announced and all finalists will be recognized at the CCTS Conference luncheon on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Lexington, KY.

If you any questions, please contact Monica Mundy at or 859-323-4587.

Monica E. Mundy, MPH, CHES
Program Coordinator, UK CARES CEC
Ph.D. Student, Kinesiology and Health Promotion
University of Kentucky
2265 Harrodsburg Road Suite 202|Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859)323-4587|Fax: (859)323-1057|E-mail:
Website: | @kysmokefree and @ukcares1 on Twitter

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