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Appalachian Research Day

When: Wednesday, April 18 from 8am – 3:45 at the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health

Registration is open and the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health is calling for poster abstracts for the fourth annual Appalachian Research Day, Come Sit on the Porch. The one-day event, which shares results of health research conducted with communities in Appalachia, will be held Wednesday, April 18 at the First Federal Center in Hazard.

UK researchers work closely with communities throughout Appalachia to learn more about health issues and improve wellbeing. Appalachian Research Day is an opportunity to highlight community-based research that begins at the local level and builds upon relationships between people, neighborhoods, and groups who have common interests and concerns.

The event will include a research poster session, innovation stations featuring projects from youth at local public schools and the following oral presentations:

On The Move Art Studio – Bringing Art to Kids Everywhere
Joshua Nadzam, MSW, On The Move Art Studio

Lessons Learned and Preliminary Findings from the Clay County Clock Project!
Jody Clasey, PhD, University of Kentucky

Engaging Youth Serving Communities: Developing a Sustainably Healthy Community
Mark Mains, PhD, Valerie Stewart and April Tipton, University of Kentucky

Healthalachia: Youth Innovation and Problem-Solving Targeting a Looming Opioid Crisis
Students from Paintsville Independent School, Pikeville Independent School and Magoffin County School

Healthy Youth Coalition Panel
Representatives from Perry County Wellness Coalition and Breathitt County Health Council

More information, including registration and abstract submission guidelines, is available at: https://tinyurl.com/yd64sv8t

Other Things To Do:
Passport Fair – Apr 14
Parent Fair – Apr 16
Dandelion Wish Paint Class – Apr 16
Care Cottage Open House – Apr 17
Elder Abuse Workshop – Apr 18

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