Accelerating Discoveries to Improve Health
2023 Spring Conference: Translating Equity into Action
Logo for the 2023 CCTS Spring Conference. Three black human figures of different heights stand on white ladders of different heights so that all the figures' heads are at the same equitable height. In the background are the silhouettes of mountains in shades of blue, suggesting Appalachia. Above the human figures, white text reads "Translating Equity into Action", with the UK CCTS Logo in white at the very top. At the bottom of the image, white text reads "18th Annual CCTS Spring Conference: March 27, 2023"

Join us Monday, March 27 at the UK Gatton Student Center!

Featuring a keynote address from Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, PhD, University Professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of American Studies at George Washington University. 

  • Mentor Award nominations due Feb. 17 by 5 .p.m. 
  • Abstracts due Feb. 21 by 5 .p.m. 
  • Register by March 20. 
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! 

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