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Congratulations to the 2014 Gold and Silver Penguin Award Winners

  • Author: Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The Department of Public Health and the Institute of Rural Health were the 2014 CHHS Gold and Silver Penguin Awardees. The Penguin Award was first developed in CHHS in 2008 to acknowledge those departments whose abilities and energies were directed toward positive change and growth. 

The Department of Public Health (received the Gold Penguin Award) had a very successful year highlighted by:

 

  1. Accreditation of the long term care program;
  2. Accreditation of the undergraduate program in Healthcare administration;
  3. KPHA Student Chapter selected as the Outstanding Public Health Student Chapter in Kentucky for the fifth year in a row (competing against UK, UofL, and EKU);
  4. Four  Public Health Faculty were recipients of Outstanding Faculty Awards:  Emmanuel Iyiegbuniwe (Research), Ritchie Taylor (Public Service), Dana Bradley (Research - University College) and Grace Lartey (Student Advisement); and
  5. Grace Lartey received the WKU award for Student Advisement.

 

The Institute for Rural Health (received the Silver Penguin Award) also had a very successful year.  Most notable accomplishments include:

 

  1. 34% increase in the number of mobile health unit services from 2012-2013 to 2013-2104  (a total of 5732 procedures and 3,437 patient encounters in 2013-2014);
  2. Student engagement hours increased from 2,296.5 hours to 2,943.75, an increase of 28%;
  3. Revenue and grants increased from $78,000 in 2012-2013 to $166,488, a 112.8% increase; and
  4. Publications and Presentations - see list below:

 

 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Michimi, A., Ellis-Griffith, G., Lartey, G., Ellis-Griffith, C., and Hunt, M. (2014). Variability between Self-reported Diabetes and Measured Glucose among Health Screening Participants in South Central Kentucky. Primary Care Diabetes 8(1), 31-38.

 

  • Dawkins*, E., Michimi, A., Ellis-Griffith, G., Peterson, T., Carter, D., and English, G. (2013). Dental Caries among Children Visiting a Mobile Dental Clinic in South Central Kentucky: A Pooled Cross-sectional Study. BMC Oral Health 13, 19.

 

  • Ellis-Griffith, G., Michimi, A., English, G., and Peterson, T. (2013). REDCap and Rural Health: An Opportunity to Enhance Collaborative Research and Rural Health Care Delivery. International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare 2(1), 26-42.

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS (* denotes students)

 

  • Carter, D., Petty, B., AlEissa, E. & Hunt, M. “Connecting Academia with the Community through Public Health Programs.” 66th Annual Kentucky Public Health Conference. Louisville, KY. (April, 2014)
  • Carter, D., Petty, B., Ellis-Griffith, C., & Hunt, M. “Utilization of Mobile Health Service Programs for Healthcare Professional Student Service Learning.” Kentucky Engagement Conference. Richmond, KY. (November, 2013)
  • Jonchehe*, P., Bignall*, E., Shearer, D.L., Michimi, A., Ellis-Griffith, G., and Hunt, M. “Bone Density Screening Results in South Central Kentucky, 2006-2011.” 44th WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. (March, 2014)
  •  Nwosu*, U., Taylor, R., and Michimi, A. “Association between Fluoride in Drinking Water and Dental Caries of Children in South Central Kentucky.” 44th WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. (March, 2014)
  • Douglas*, B., Ellis-Griffith, Michimi, A., Shah, J., Carter, D., & Hunt, M. “The Influence of Education Level, Income and Provider Density among Children Visiting a Mobile Dental Unit in South Central Kentucky.” 44th WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. (March, 2014)
  •  Dawkins*, E., Michimi, A., Ellis-Griffith, Peterson, T., Carter, D., and English, G. “Untreated Dental Caries among Children Visiting a Mobile Dental Clinic: A Retrospective Study in South Central Kentucky.”65th Annual Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, Louisville, KY. (March, 2013)
  • Karki*, R. and Michimi, A. “Prevalence of Uncontrolled and Controlled Hypertension among Adults in South Central Kentucky.” 65th Annual Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, Louisville, KY.(March, 2013)
  •  Michimi, A., Ellis-Griffith, G., Lartey, G., Ellis-Griffith, C. “Factors Associated with Diabetes and Diabetes Self-care among Adults Visiting Mobile Clinic in South Central Kentucky.” 65th Annual Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, Louisville, KY. (March, 2013)
  •  Michimi, A., Ellis-Griffith, G., English, G., and Peterson, T. “REDCap and Rural Health: Integrating Technologies into Research.” WKU College of Health and Human Services Research Week, Bowling Green, KY. (March, 2013)
  •  Michimi, A., Dawkins*, E. Ellis-Griffith, Peterson, T., Carter, D., and English, G. “Oral Health among Children Visiting a Mobile Dental Clinic: A Retrospective Cohort Study in South Central Kentucky.” 14th Annual Kentucky Rural Health Association Conference, Bowling Green, KY. (August, 2012)

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