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.- _. "`?#TTC=i. I I T I . Q ` **2*;: tf - Q ~=` A: , . ( it fi-it . ,[ t ,, r `' W ` I"* * ti Y I Y ._ A I y * v , , EQ: t w; `- t . f . ; , A V r AAI I1 .- it tt i * t f F ii? . _.. > . ij ?.4 ` ? r . ` I . i,, C i it I l il?-..i;-i?Z"`i I ~* ' T V it be tr .-,. $1 t i ..t _. . at ti li ' ?}J * ejg4f '` . gf v 2:* ` st? =#*?`Z pains .r s 1, I , , ~ ` i s;?'... ;;5 ___*___ 4;, ;r_2_;4;g_;$;_ Fei a<<*> , ____ _ _ i I-** ..:..:. .1 &i.;* .. _tL__ `==vt i ;g;__r_,,_,_,_t;;_ _V,_ _A; - ~~*.;;_;_;;;_,__ _ _y;;;;,..;=. Blond Test T0 Detect College of Public Health Lung Cancer Launches Landmark Study in Early Staggs The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recentlylawarded Richard Crosby Lung clmccr is the lmdmc cause Of fronrthe University of Kentucky College of Public Health approximately $3 million to fund a hveyear research project: "Do Condoms Protect from Czmccildiith fO{dbOtl? mei agd weren NonViral Sexually Transmitted Infections? Crosbys study is the first of xgugqscgrgwgfe miigugg its kind to be funded specifically to test and measure the effectiveness of Whgn ihc bes? Umtmcm O Ormiities condoms against nonviral sexually transmitted infections. lmlld hrwc beer; missed Ken- lmpetus for Crosbys study was provided by documents released by the aid; th _. id X fl ric C mer .S 49 Department of Health and Human Services in 200I suggesting that the ef- o_ g.HLC_ $*2% 31 U H I Q fectiveness of condoms is not known. However, Crosby maintains that all tI2;'mTtu_ Ig H Sin de gina rg C' of the information we have now states that condoms are still the frontline OWU/'r' A new .O0_ fmt .6mg C- defense for reducing the risk of HIV infection and sexually transmitted in- vcloped at the University ot Kentucky fcctions (STIS). Cogld Sign Qmggc an mag Ed d Participants for the study will be recruited from a clinic treating STIs and A Licggiflty ;;I$dyIi?;ilOI psig include the African-American. and Hispanic populations. Crosby points. out hriw ld fl wma developing rl`b|O)d" that addressing HIV begins with addressing STIs considering that the risk _ . .~ of contractmv or transmitting HIV is many times greater if a person has a test, which has the potential to detect Sexually tmngmmcd infection, {SSE grcgggetigggfy Data collection for the study will- be done on a daily basis lusing Personal me disgusc Digital Assistants wtth an electronic diary methodology, which Crosby said Ahhmmh the msclwchers hive r_ will enhance the validity of the results. Crosby notes thatlthe research has . I _ - . . . . . the potential to be a landmark study with policy implications. ceived almost $1.5 million in funding for the develo ment of the diagnostic , , , . . resi from varitiiis Scum. theyre- College of Medicine and UK Rise in Rankings ntlY l`nd an additienal $175-000 UK moved up two spots in the national rankings used to measure research grant from the National lnstitutes of and is Kentucky`s only university ranked in the top 50 for research expen- Hcnttn to transform tn tt09d t$t ditures.The National Science Foundation ranks UK 34th among all public into it tntnlnt tnnt Vcnkwnttd clinicians universities and 50th among all private and public universities for R&D ex- Cnnttt n$ltY n$ with tnttnnl Stndlns penditures.The rankings are based on $297.6 million spent on research dur- Confirming tn Vii