2016 CCTS Spring Conference

April 21, 2016, Lexington, KY — The 11th annual conference drew a record number of nearly 1,000 researchers and students in the health sciences, with research represented from the College of Health Sciences, the College of Public Health, the College of Nursing, the College of Medicine, the College of Dentistry, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Engineering. Press Release »

Dr. Donna Arnett speaking during CCTS conference

Highlights from the Conference

This year's multidisciplinary conference focused on personalized health, an emerging field that combines genetics, genomics, and biologic and lifestyle information to help predict risk for disease or how a patient will respond to treatments. The conference featured an array of expert speakers, including three faculty members who have recently joined UK’s research and academic leadership and together bring a dynamic charge to the institution’s public and personalized health capabilities.

  • Plenary Session 1: Personalizing Big Data – Brain Research in the 21st Century
    Samden Lhatoo, MD, FRCP

    Professor, Department of Neurology Director,
    Epilepsy Center Case Western Reserve Medical Center

  • Plenary Session 2: Precision Experimental Therapeutics
    Robert S. DiPaola, MD
    Dean, College of Medicine
    University of Kentucky

  • Keynote: Personalized Medicine and Population Health
    Donna Arnett, PhD
    Dean, College of Public Health
    University of Kentucky

Mentorship Awards

  • Joseph C Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA-H

  • Carl Leukefeld, DSW

  • Mark B. Dignan, PhD, MPH

  • Robin Cooper, PhD

  • Ann Coker, PhD

Special Recognition Award 

  • Philip A. Kern, MD, in grateful recognition of extraordinary service to the career and research development of UK faculty, residents/fellows, students and staff


Poster Presenter at 2016 CCTS Spring Conference
Poster presenter at 2016 CCTS Spring Conference

Collaborating Events

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

  • College of Dentistry Research Day
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  • College of Engineering Biomedical Research Day
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  • College of Health Sciences Research Day
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  • College of Nursing Scholarship Showcase
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  • College of Public Health Research Day
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  • Spring Neuroscience Research Day
    ​32nd Annual, sponsored by the Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience
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  • 35th Annual Symposium in Women's Health and Reproductive Science
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