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Dr. Schoenberg’s research involves addressing health inequities, particularly among rural residents using community-based participatory research strategies, intervention trials, and mixed method designs. 2016 has been another active year for Dr. Schoenberg’s research, administration, and service. In April 2016, Dr. Schoenberg and her collaborator, Dr. Mark Swanson (Department of Health, Behavior, & Society) were awarded a five year NIH grant to improve dietary intake among Appalachian children. The “Appalachians Together Restoring the Eating Environment (Appal-TREE): Advancing Sustainable CBPR Interventions to Improve Healthy Diet in Rural Appalachian Children” Dr. Schoenberg also serves as M-PI on a 5 year R01 (R01ES024771-01) with collaborator Dr. Steven Browning (Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health) for their project “Community-engaged research & action to reduce respiratory disease in Appalachia” to examine respiratory health disparities among adults in Eastern Kentucky. Additionally, Dr. Schoenberg and her team have completed data collection for “Grandfamilies in Gardens,” (Retirement Research Foundation #2014-211) designed to reduce food insecurity, improve diet and physical activity, and address stress in the intergenerational relationship. Dr. Schoenberg serves as co-investigator on an additional six projects. Dr. Schoenberg and her colleagues have been actively publishing and presenting their data publishing six manuscripts, has another five articles in press, and made seven national and international presentations. This year, Dr. Schoenberg was selected to participate in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, a yearlong fellowship program for senior academic women through Drexel University. Dr. Schoenberg serves as mentor to numerous talented junior colleagues. This year, one of her mentees was recruited to a new faculty position, two received R series grants, and another one received a prestigious post-doctoral position. She currently serves on 10 graduate student committees. Dr. Schoenberg’s service work involves serving as a regular reviewer for the National Institutes of Health; serving on four editorial boards, being a member of the Executive Committee for the Markey Cancer Center Cancer’s Prevention and Control Program; being on the Internal Advisory Board for the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging; serving as a member of Board of Directors, University of Kentucky Research Foundation; serving on the selection and building design committee for the Health Disparities Research Building; and being a member of the Department of Behavioral Science’s graduate admissions committee. She currently serves as the co-director of the Community Engagement Core for the University of Kentucky’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Schoenberg serves as Associate Dean for Research, College of Public Health, supporting an annual research portfolio of $48 million.