Alumni News

Physical therapy professor embodies ‘pro bono publico’ through service to community

By Milledge AustinJAG Wire/Augusta University

When it comes to perks, job seekers tend to look at benefits including paid time off, professional development opportunities, bonuses and matching retirement.

Rarely does someone go into a job search saying, “I am only interested in a job where I can work for free on the side.”

November 11, 2022

Vendors come from near and far for 2022 UK PA Job Fair

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Nearly 30 vendors came from near and far to appear at the 2022 UK PA Job Fair, but some one pair made a very long trip. Two recruiters came all the way from Coos Bay, Oregon's North Bend Medical Center. 

Why would the two women — who had never visited the state of Kentucky before — come all the way to attend a job fair for UK PA?

November 4, 2022

CHS Students, Alumni Honored at Lyman T. Johnson Awards

Four people with ties to the College of Health Sciences will be honored at the 31st Annual Lyman T. Johnson Awards Luncheon at noon, Friday, Oct. 14.

This year, we have four nominees from the College, two from 2021 and two from 2022 — all are being honored this year because the event was unable to be held last year due to COVID.

For those who want to follow the ceremony on Zoom, you can do so here:


October 13, 2022

PHOTO GALLERY: CHS turns out for PA Academic Residency Program Celebration

By Sara Pisoni and Ryan ClarkCHS Contributors

There was relief, reflection and excitement as students, faculty and staff came out to the Origin Hotel last week for the Physician Assistant Studies Academic Residency Program celebration.

October 4, 2022

PT Alum Will Share Addiction Story for 3rd Tuesday Presentation

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Just over eight years ago, Matt Brown was driving down the road on his riding lawnmower, headed for the local pawn shop, so he could sell more items for drugs.

Brown, a graduate of UK’s Physical Therapy program on the Hazard campus, had been a high-achieving academic his entire life — he was the high school valedictorian who everyone thought was steering down a road of success.

September 15, 2022

Davoud Saghaian leads the PT Class of 2022*** to Saturday Graduation

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director Davoud Saghaian was 15 when his brother had the accident. His brother, 17-year-old Zane, was driving home when a drunk driver ran a stop sign at a Lexington intersection.

August 26, 2022

PT Class of 1969 Celebrates 50th Reunion

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Judy Wright took in the scene: Her former classmates, some she hadn't seen in more than 50 years, were laughing and enjoying each others' company. It was almost too much to put into words.

August 11, 2022

‘A Team Effort’: UKPT Family Bands Together to Help Flood Victims

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

These days, when Andrew Branham gets off work at the East Kentucky Physical Therapy & Sports Clinic, he changes out of his professional clothes and puts on an old T-shirt, shorts and boots. Gloves are a good idea, too. And he reminds himself to bring along the shovels and the cleaning supplies.

August 9, 2022