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Promoting Life Skills in Middle School Youth

Sponsor name: 
Cooperative State Research Education and Extension
UK Department: 
Nutrition and Food Science
Duration: 
05/15/2007 - 05/14/2011

The purpose of Kentucky's Sustainable Community Project is to provide educational life skills programs for middle school youth. The primary goal of the project is for middle school youth of the target counties to exhibit an increase in the number oflife skills and developmental assets they possess, assuring increased health, happiness, and contribution to their communities. Short term objectives include increased awareness and understanding of critical life skills; increased community collaborations; and opportunities for youth to engage in program planning and evaluation processes.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Janet Kurzynske, jkurzyns@email.uky.edu

Evaluation of Medication Non-Adherence and Associated Factors in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Sponsor name: 
ASHP Foundation
UK Department: 
Pharmacy Practice & Science
Duration: 
02/01/2008 - 12/31/2010

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition in which symptoms develop following a traumatic event and are characterized by intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks of past traumatic events, avoidance of reminders of trauma, hypervigilance, and sleep disturbance, all of which lead to considerable social, occupational, and interpersonal dysfunction. The lifetime prevalence of PTSD ranges from 7.8 to 12.3%; moreover, PTSD is a chronic disorder for up to 50% of subjects.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Sheila Botts, sbott2@uky.edu

Transforming Kentucky's New Economy with EPSCoR

Sponsor name: 
National Science Foundation
UK Department: 
Computational Sciences
Duration: 
09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013

This project will continue the strategy of investing in infrastructure to develop Kentucky's New Economy. It will involve investments in bio-, nano- and cyber-technologies, judged to be critical to the future of Kentucky's prosperity. In these areas, it will focus on the design and synthesis of advanced materials, research on ecological genomics and building expertise in the cyberinfrastructure of the state. It will develop new facilities and establish new faculty and staff positions in these areas.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
John Connolly, connolly@uky.edu

Health Education Leadership, KY

Sponsor name: 
Cooperative State Research Education and Extension
UK Department: 
Family & Consumer Sciences
Duration: 
08/01/2008 - 07/31/2011

The Health Education Leadership, KY initiative bridges people, resources, ideas, and actions, using the unique model of the land grant system of outreach and education combined with university-based research partnerships with the academic health centers at the University of Kentucky. The goals of the initiative: • Focuses on developing strategies to address unmet health needs in Kentucky .

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Ann Vail, avail2@email.uky.edu

Enhancing the Marketing Skills for East Kentucky Artisans

Sponsor name: 
EQT Foundation
UK Department: 
Area Extension Field Programs
Duration: 
04/01/2010 - 06/30/2011

The immediate measurable objective of this project will be to enhance the skills of 150 artisans in Eastern Kentucky in the area of entrepreneurship development. We anticipate reaching an additional 250 artisans within the next two years after the resource materials are developed.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Charles Stamper, cstamper@email.uky.edu

ARRA:Health Center Integrated Services Development

Sponsor name: 
Health Resources and Services Administration
UK Department: 
Family Practice - Hazard
Duration: 
03/27/2009 - 03/26/2011

The women and children in rural eastern KY have suffered for too long with inadequate prenatal care (only 3O% of Knott County women and 40% of Perry County women receive adequate prenatal care I), appallingly high rates of smoking during pregnancy (at 45% in Perry County ii), breastfeeding percentages that are among the lowest in the state (at 19°/o in Knott County and 21% in Perry County iii), as well as excessive preterm births (at 14 % in Perry County and 17% in Knott County iv) and unacceptably high infant mortality rates (at 12 per 1,000 live births in Knott County v).

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Michael Stanley, stanley@email.uky.edu

University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research

Sponsor name: 
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
UK Department: 
B&E Poverty Center
Duration: 
09/30/2002 - 08/31/2010

To foster research on poverty in the South the UKCPR proposed five programs in its reauthorization as an Area Poverty Research Center: A competitive Regional Small Grants Program, which provides research support to non- University of Kentucky faculty conducting poverty research with an emphasis on the South. A competitive Young Investigators Development Grants Program, which provides development funds to support new and continuing research on poverty by non-University of Kentucky young academics in social and behavioral sciences.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
James Ziliak, jziliak@email.uky.edu

ARRA: Building the Capacity of Kentucky's Nonprofit Organizations

Sponsor name: 
Administration for Children and Families
UK Department: 
Community & Leadership Development
Duration: 
09/30/2009 - 09/29/2011

As the designated Authorized Entity for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative (NLI) is pleased to submit this proposal to implement the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)/Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF) Government Capacity Building Program. NLI will work with nonprofit faith-based and community-based secular organizations througout the state of Kentucky to build their capacity to better serve those in need and to increase their involvement in the economic recovery.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Danielle Clore, dclor2@email.uky.edu