Accelerating Discoveries to Improve Health

We regret to inform you that the CCTS Spring Conference scheduled for April 21 has been canceled. We make this decision now in order to provide ample notice for participants and a socially responsible environment for the continuation of our work. While we looked forward to coming together in the spirit of collaboration, research, and environmental health, we know that precaution is paramount in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. The unfortunate decision to cancel our conference follows guidance from the Kentucky Governor’s Office, the University of Kentucky, and the National Institutes of Health, which have urged that all large, in-person meetings be called off for the time being. At this point we do not know if our conference will be rescheduled but we will communicate with you as information is available.

We appreciate the efforts of our staff, our conference collaborators, and those who submitted abstracts and mentor nominations, and we thank all participants for your understanding. Please don’t hesitate to send any questions to Michelle Jones, CCTS Workforce Development Program Manager.

The Curs Crum Reservoir in Martin County, Ky., on Oct. 2, 2018.


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.  

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Measuring Our Impact


Return on Investment of Pilot Funding Program 


of CCTS Service Requests Related to Health Disparities*


ROI on Appalachian Translational Research Network Grants