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Dr. Allison Gordon, will serve as co-investigator on a grant that has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. In this R01 project, which will total $3.5 million over five years, the team will evaluate a game-based intervention to help under served populations to engage in advance care planning to improve patient and family-centered outcomes at the end of life.
The Department of Communication's Dr. Don Helme and Dr. Nicky Lewis are part of the group awarded the HEAL research grant that funds a multiyear study supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This grant will go to testing the integration of prevention, overdose treatment, and medication-based treatment in communities hard hit by the opioid crisis. The ambitious HEALing Communities Study aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent over 3 years in participating communities.
Congratulations to Dr. Diane Francis, funding recipient from the UK CURE COVID-19 Pilot Program for her proposal “Communication Inequalities and COVID-19 Outcomes Among African Americans.” Learn more about the program at https://www.ccts.uky.edu/about-ccts/cores/pilot-funding-core/covid-19-pilot-funding-program
Congratulations to Dr. Nicky Lewis, who was awarded the Early Career Research Award by the Sports Communication Interest Group of the International Communication Association (ICA) at their 2020 convention.