Accelerating Discoveries to Improve Health
19th Annual CCTS Spring Conference was the largest ever!
33 students from Frederick Douglass High School, all wearing white lab coats, and two of their teachers stand on the steps in Central Bank Center.

Thank you to the 312 poster presenters, 63 oral presenters, and nearly 1,100 attendees at our 19th Annual CCTS Spring Conference–our largest ever! Your contributions are what make our Annual Conference a success every year.

Special thanks to Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton for proclaiming April 9 as Translational Science Day in the city. 

Hartmann Named Director of the CCTS

Katherine E. Hartmann, M.D., Ph.D., has been named director of the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). She will assume the role on February 15, 2024. 

In addition to her role at the UK CCTS, Hartmann will serve as associate vice president for research, clinical & translational science, and in the UK College of Medicine she will be the associate dean of research development and synergy, and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

McWhorter Recieves NIH Diversity Supplement Grant for Rural Pediatric Research
Headshot of Ketrell McWhorter, a young Black woman with shoulder-length twists, half pulled up into a high bun. She's smiling at the camera, wearing red lipstick, a black suit jacket, and there's a window with blinds behind her.

Ketrell L. McWhorter, PhD, MBA, ACE-CPT, ACE-FNS, assistant professor of epidemiology and environmental health in the UK College of Public Health, has been awarded a Diversity Supplement Grant from National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS).

The award supports her project “Impact of co-exposures on Pediatric Obesity and Sleep in Appalachian Children,” which seeks to disentangle the complex relationship between children’s exposure to second-hand smoke and air pollution, its impact on their sleep, and how these factors influence body weight and cardiometabolic outcomes.

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