Physical Activity across the Lifespan

2015 CCTS Spring Conference

March 25, 2015, Lexington, KY — More than 700 researchers, students, policymakers and community members gathered for the 10th annual conference of the CCTS to share research and enhance collaborations with special focus on physical activity across the lifespan and physical inactivity as a disease. Press Release »

2015 CCTS Conference Attendees

Highlights from the Conference

This year's conference was designed to raise awareness of the science behind the benefits of exercise and the dangers of physical inactivity. The annual conference was held in conjunction with the research days of the colleges of dentistry, health sciences, engineering, and public health, as well as the 31st Annual Spring Neuroscience Research Day and the 34th Annual Symposium in Women's Health and Reproductive Science.

  • Plenary Talk: Promoting Physical Activity and Understanding its Benefits

  • Keynote: Physical Inactivity as a Disease and How Much Exercise is Needed to Prevent It
    William E. Kraus, MD

    Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and Nursing
    Duke University

Mentorship Awards

  • Guoqiang Yu, PhD

  • Carrie Oser, PhD

  • Lorri A. Morford, PhD

  • Christian Latterman, MD

Special Recognition Awards 

  • Richard J. Kryscio, PhD, in grateful recognition of extraordinary service to the research development of UK faculty, staff and students

  • Thomas H. Kelly, PhD, in grateful recognition of extraordinary service to the career development of UK faculty, residents/fellows, and students


2015 CCTS Poster Presenter
2015 CCTS Conference Poster Presenter

Collaborating Events

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

  • College of Dentistry Research Day
    Download schedule & abstracts (oralposter) (PDF)

  • College of Engineering Biomedical Research Day
    Download schedule & abstracts (PDF)

  • College of Health Sciences Research Day
    Download schedule & abstracts (PDF)

  • College of Public Health Research Day
    Download schedule & abstracts (oralposter) (PDF)

  • Spring Neuroscience Research Day
    ​31st Annual, sponsored by the Bluegrass Chapter of Society for Neuroscience
    Download schedule & abstracts (PDF)

  • 34th Annual Symposium in Women's Health and Reproductive Science
    Download schedule & abstracts (PDF)

  • Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK) 
    ​Download abstracts (PDF)