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UK College of Social Work receives $100,000 grant to bring together suicide survivors, researchers

By Lindsey Piercy University of Kentucky A new project spearheaded by a team of researchers in the College of Social Work (CoSW) at the University of Kentucky aims to empower those with lived experience of suicide. The project — which will inform suicide-related advocacy, education, research and treatment — is being funded by a nearly $100,000 grant through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement...

UK researchers aim to improve patient experiences, reduce hospital readmissions; caring attitudes matter

By Kristi Willett University of Kentucky Despite efforts to understand how to reduce unnecessary healthcare utilization, reduce hospital readmissions and improve patient experience, patients, and their family members still experience suboptimal transitions from hospital to home, according to a University of Kentucky-led study published today in the May/June edition of the Annals of Family Medicine.  The...

New contract allows UK to expand, improve rural Ky. opioid use disorder program for pregnant women

By Olivia Ramirez UK Now With a $4.9 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the University of Kentucky will expand and improve treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural areas of Kentucky. The need for multidisciplinary comprehensive treatment for OUD was seen across multiple disciplines – members of the Department of Obstetrics...