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CARE Women's Health Awarded the 2020 Dean's Special Recognition Award
Each year since 2009, the Dean recognizes one or two individuals and one or two groups, with the “Dean’s Special Recognition Award" with the intention to highlight individuals and groups that had provided an exceptional service to the College, overall, or to him, personally. This year, the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation in Women's Health was awarded this honor. In Dr. Wykoff's own words, "This research group has received the largest research grant, not in the history of the College, but in the history of ETSU. They are doing research that changing understanding of women's health. They are working across the Southeast in 3 different states, a tremendously successful operation under the direction of Dr. Amal Khoury and really the backbone of our research infrastructure." Congratulations to the entire team for all of your hard work and dedication!
New ETSU research center aimed at improving women’s health
CARE Women’s Health leverages the expertise of approximately 50 ETSU students, faculty, and staff members, as well as collaborations with other universities, public health and health care systems, and stakeholders from throughout the country.
CARE Staff Publish on Substance Use Disorders and Contraceptive Practices
Edward Leinaar, Associate Director of Research and Data Management for the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation, has authored an article describing dynamics of healthcare access and contraceptive utilization among women in Northeast Tennessee seeking treatment for opioid use disorder. The article, “Healthcare Access, Pregnancy Intention, and Contraceptive Practices Among Reproductive-Aged Women Receiving Opioid Agonist Therapy in Northeast Tennessee”, was published in the Southern Medical Journal.
Dr. Khoury Named to Coalition for Better Health
As a member of the Advisory Council, Dr. Khoury will help guide the strategic direction of the Coalition and provide feedback and expert opinion in developing, implementing and evaluating the course that the Coalition’s work will take. Council members represent business, education, science and medicine, public health, government relations, and other relevant areas. The Council will serve as a sounding board and think tank as the Coalition moves forward with its plan of action.
Dr. Hale Edits Journal of Rural Health
Dr. Nathan Hale associate professor and Director of Research for the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation in Women's Health, has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Rural Health. The Journal of Rural Health, a quarterly journal published by the National Rural Health Association, offers a variety of original research relevant and important to rural health. Some examples include evaluations, case studies, and analyses related to health status and behavior, as well as to health work force, policy and access issues.