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    • Aug
In a state with high rates of tobacco use and obesity — and associated health problems — University of Kentucky researcher Melinda Ickes is exploring whether similar models of promoting community readiness to adopt health policies might be effective in addressing both risk factors. Ickes' current project aims to create political and societal support for physical activity policies by building...
    • 11
    • Aug
The UK College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion is partnering with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in Fayette County to provide health and fitness expertise for its annual 5K program. “This is the third year the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP) will be working with this fun, health-promoting event,” says Dr. Melinda Ickes, assistant professor. “I...
    • 11
    • Aug
 As a follow up to the Kentucky Leadership Summit on Childhood Obesity in July, Dr. Heather Erwin will be serving on a panel at the Kentucky Cancer Consortium on October 14th in Frankfort. Mary Lynne Capilouto, Terry Brooks, Jamie Sparks, Tonya Chang, Elaine Russel, and Teresa Lovely will be part of the panel as...
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    • May
One of the fastest growing majors at the University of Kentucky — exercise science — will soon have its own Living Learning Program (LLP) dedicated to it. Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP), a department in the UK College of Education, will open a Living Learning Program in August 2014. This program will give students majoring or interested in exercise...
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    • Feb
  The sound of gunfire would briefly halt conversation as Dr. Mark Abel and his students discussed the progress of their research. They were on-site at a firing range and practice course to work with members of a special weapons and tactics team (commonly known as “SWAT”). On this December day, clouds of breath could be seen in the frosty air as...