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Dr. Peggy El-Mallakh Honored

Behavioral Health Wellness Environments for Living and Learning (BH WELL) honors the life of Dr. Peggy El-Mallakh, an inaugural BH WELL faculty member, who devoted her professional career to psychiatric-mental health nursing research and teaching. Dr. El-Mallakh received her master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Kentucky. She completed a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship implementing medication management in Kentucky community mental health centers. Her academic research focused on teaching patients living with schizophrenia how to care for their comorbid diabetes.

Graduate Spotlight: Claudia Robertson

News Contributor: Kylie Pemberton

Congratulations to Claudia Robertson, BH WELL Project Assistant, for graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sociology!

Graduate Spotlight: Hunter McKenzie

News Contributor: Kylie Pemberton

Congratulations to Hunter McKenzie, BH WELL Project Assistant, for graduating with a BA in Architecture! Hunter began work with BH WELL his sophomore year and has continued with the team through graduation. He says he was drawn to work for BH WELL because of the great people and the opportunity to make a difference. As a project assistant, Hunter assisted with graphic design, web development, survey development and data collection.

Meet the Artist: Dotty Berryman

News Contributor: Kylie Pemberton

Dorothy “Dotty” K. Berryman is the artist for BH WELL’s The Dimensions comic book series. She creates each page by hand from rough sketch to inking and coloring! Berryman says her niche has been art as long as she can remember. Art is her form of self-care-- the process of turning a visual in her mind into something readers can see and touch is therapeutic!