The College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky is committed to building an internationally recognized research enterprise. As the Associate Dean for Research, my goal is to build interdisciplinary research teams that bridge our two departments, Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences. Our major areas of focus are: frailty and injury prevention, rehabilitation, and voice and language disorders. Our long term goal is to develop new strategies to maintain functional independence, emphasizing both mobility and communication skills, and optimize physical performance. We are particularly interested in approaches that will benefit Kentucky's rural population, having established the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN). All of our projects have a strong translational component such that research will lead to novel intervention and rehabilitation strategies to improve health and function by reducing illness and disability. Thank you for taking a few moments to see some of the exciting work we're doing.
Patrick Kitzman, PT, PhD, Associate Dean for Research