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    University of Kentucky

    The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) unites clinicians, researchers, and communities to accelerate the translation of basic science discoveries to tangible improvements in health.Within UK’s role as Kentucky's flagship, land grant university, the CCTS focuses on addressing chronic health disparities in rural and underserved populations throughout the Commonwealth and the Central Appalachian region. We work closely with institutional and community partners to collaboratively identify local challenges and opportunities to improve wellbeing. As the founding member of the Appalachian Translational Research Network, we also lead a regional research platform that leverages the expertise, resources, and experiences of multiple academic and medical centers. Our full Strategic Plan is available
  • ATRN Virtual Conference 2020
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    Save the Date for this Virtual Conference! September 22-23, 2020 - Tuesday, September 22: 9:45 AM - 12:20 PM - Wednesday, September 23: 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM The Wake Forest School of Medicine Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WFSM CTSI) will host the 10th Annual Summit on September 22-23, 2020. The Summit will be abbreviated and held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon
  • Michael Samaan, PhD, who is trained as a mechanical and biomedical engineer, specializes in biomechanics. His research received a boost when he received a career-development award in early 2019 from the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science’s KL2 program. His study published in the January issue of Clinical Biomechanics helps shed light on the short-term outcome of arthroscopic surgery

  • Drawing of a network on a global

    The Consortium of Rural States (CORES) was formed to facilitate collaborative and disciplined efforts that will produce new opportunities for advancing translational research. The Collaborative comprises Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico and Utah, states that share common health care challenges, including significant rural populations. Each state is served by a single Clinical and Translational

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    The Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) is a 501©3 composed of academic institutions, community organizations, and individuals committed to translational research and training that addresses health disparities and inequities across the Appalachian region. Appalachia is a large, geographically-defined area of the eastern United States that has a history of significant health

  • Martin County has been experiencing a water crisis for decades, with the 8th highest cost of water in the state. A participant of the CCTS Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky co-authored a report how residents, many of whom can’t afford their water bills, are impacted.
  • LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2019) – A new clinical trial initiated by University of Kentucky researchers argues against the hypothesis that the diabetes drug metformin could help exercising seniors gain more muscle mass. The double-blind trial, conducted at the University of Kentucky and University of Alabama at Birmingham, found that older adults who took metformin while performing rigorous
  • Appalachian Translational Research Network
    University Of Kentucky

    Appalachia has among the worst health outcomes in the nation including the highest mortality rates for 7 of 10 of the leading causes of death (heart disease, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, injury, stroke, diabetes, and suicide). The impact of these disparities is highlighted by the fact that, while there has been an increase in life expectancy throughout much of the U.S. during the