UK Neuroscientist Authors Study Using Brain Imaging to Assess Mental States with Criminal Relevance

UK Neuroscientist Authors Study Using Brain Imaging to Assess Mental States with Criminal Relevance

To prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt, jurors must find evidence a defendant was culpable of a criminal act. Culpability refers to a person’s awareness and mental state, and in cases of criminal conviction, the degree of culpability or “guiltiness” dictates the degree of punishment. Depending on culpability, a punishment ranges from a small fine to life in prison.

UK Faculty Receive Funding to Develop Responses to Opioid Injection Epidemic

UK Faculty Receive Funding to Develop Responses to Opioid Injection Epidemic

Two faculty members from the University of Kentucky have received three of four funded awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop responses to the opioid injection epidemic that can be implemented by public health systems in rural communities.

Reynolds, Borders Appointed Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Endowed Chairs in Rural Health Policy

Reynolds, Borders Appointed Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Endowed Chairs in Rural Health Policy

Tyrone "Ty" Borders in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health's Department of Health Services Management, and Brady Reynolds in the UK College of Medicine's Department of Behavioral Science, have been named the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Endowed Co-Chairs in Rural Health Policy.

Behavioral Science to Honor Founding Chair Dr. Robert Straus on his 90th Birthday

Behavioral Science to Honor Founding Chair Dr. Robert Straus on his 90th Birthday

A celebration of Dr. Robert Straus’s 90th birthday will be held at the Hilary J. Boone Center on the campus of the University of Kentucky, on Jan. 9, 2013. From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., several brief presentations by Straus's colleagues will honor him by highlighting his enduring influence on the UK College of Medicine Department of Behavioral Science. From 4 p.m.