Accelerating Discoveries to Improve Health
Find Out Who Won at the CCTS Spring Conference!
Six high school students in white coats stand between two research posters


Who took home mentor awards, special recognition awards, and cash prizes in the annual 60-Second Poster Pitch Competition?

'UK at the Half': UK CCTS Accelerating Discoveries to Improve Health
CCTS UK at the Half CTSA 2021 grant

University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science Director Philip Kern discusses how the university embeds innovation and discovery into every aspect of their mission — especially in cross-disciplinary research.

During the UK game on Saturday, CCTS was recognized for their clinical research — which helps to improve health, with an emphasis on the Central Appalachian region.

CCTS Debuts Research Comic Book!
CCTS Adventures in Research Comic Book

What’s the best way to fight science misinformation? In the case of electronic cigarette use by young adults, a team at the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) chose a novel approach — a research-based comic book. 

The comic brings to life Dr. Melinda Ickes' research paper “Prevalence and reasons for Juul use among college students,” published in the American Journal of College Health in March 2019.  She plans to develop curriculum and programming around the comic book and hopes it will promote non-judgmental discussion of e-cigarette use across all ages.

Watch our video of the process! 

Measuring Our Impact


ROI for Pilot Funding Program 


ROI on Appalachian Translational Research Network Grants


Appalachian Counties Impacted by the Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky