Addressing Health Disparities in Appalachia

2014 CCTS Spring Conference

March 27, 2014, Lexington, KY — Nearly 700 researchers, students, policymakers and community members gathered at the Lexington Convention Center for the 9th Annual CCTS Spring Conference to share research, mentor junior faculty, and enhance collaborations in clinical and translational science, with special focus on addressing health disparities in Appalachia. Press Release »

Nancy Schoenberg speaking during 2014 conference

Highlights from the Conference

This year's conference focused on addressing health disparities in Appalachia. Simultaneous with the conference was the 4th Annual Summit of the Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN), which works to address the significant health challenges of Appalachia through collaborations to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into health improvements for the region.

Keynote: Irene Dankwa-Mullan, MD, PhD
Acting Director, Division of Scientific Programs,
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health

Mentorship Awards

  • Timothy L. Uhl, PhD, ATC, PT

  • Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN

  • Thomas Curry, PhD

  • Kenneth Campbell, PhD

  • Henrietta Bada, MD

Special Recognition Award

  • B. Peter Sawaya, MD, in grateful recognition of extraordinary service to the Professional Student Mentored Research Fellowship Program


2014 CCTS Conference Poster Presenter
2014 CCTS Conference Poster Presenter

Collaborating Events

Held in conjunction with these Colleges and Center-specific Programs: