Accelerating Discoveries to Improve Health
CCTS Launches New Community Advisory Board
Illustration of raised hands in a horizontal line

The CAB will help meet the specific needs of people of color and LGBTQIA+ communities.

“CABs are essential to building cohesive, bidirectional community engagement,” said Lovoria Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor in the UK College of Nursing, who serves as lead of the CCTS CAB (CCAB) and director of the Center’s integrated special populations core.

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! 

'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.

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