Alumni News

PA Alumna Continuing Career as UK Lecturer

‘I doubt any program has this much heart’

By Sara PisoniCHS Contributor Teaching was never really in the plan for Ashley Sparks.

That said, it would also be accurate to express that she never really thought she’d be teaching for her alma mater, either.

But that’s exactly what has happened.

January 23, 2023

Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy again near top of U.S. News’ best jobs list

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

January 18, 2023

AT Alum Part of Bills Staff that Saved Football Player’s Life

Instance underscores the need for qualified athletic trainers, faculty say

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

January 10, 2023

Revisiting the Top 10 CHS Stories of 2022

Here at the CHS News Desk, we thought it might be fun to run down the stories that received the most clicks and views from 2022. As we reviewed them, we saw exactly why they garnered so much attention. Some made us laugh and cry. Some inspired. Some were just important and informed us.

No matter the topic, each one made it crystal clear: Last year was a big and important time for the College of Health Sciences. 

Without further ado, let's reveal the list. Cue the drumroll, if you like.


January 6, 2023

CHS Names Hall of Fame Inductee, Young Alumni Award Winners

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications DirectorLEXINGTON, Ky. — One is a two-time graduate who is now an executive vice president of clinical services for a rehabilitation center. The other is a 2016 graduate from the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program who is now a pediatric physical therapist.

January 4, 2023

CHS Celebrates Pinning Ceremony for MLS Class of 2022

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Scott Lephart, Dean of the College of Health Sciences, decided to do something a little different at Thursday’s Medical Laboratory Science Pinning Ceremony & Reception for the Class of 2022.

December 16, 2022

Celebrating Winter Wonderland with the Wildcat!

Friends and family came out to join us for Winter Wonderland with the Wildcat on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at UK's Kroger Field at the President's Pavilion.

We all got some hot cocoa and donuts, and a photographer took pictures with all of us, the Wildcat and Scratch.

Here are the photos!

December 14, 2022

Family, Goodwill and Education Highlight Fahringer’s 35-Year Career

Professor Commemorates Anniversary of Daughter’s Death

By Loralyn CecilCHS Director of Philanthropy

Life was good.

December 13, 2022

UK Alum Opening ‘Pipeline’ in CLM, has Advice for Graduates

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Mark Slone says he had a wonderful experience during his time at the University of Kentucky, specifically as he earned his undergraduate degree in what is now known as Clinical Leadership and Management.

In fact, he loved it so much, he’s kept a strong relationship with the program, hiring permanent employees, as well as interns, and offering advice to those who may be graduating and looking for positions.

December 9, 2022

MLS Alumna Hopes to One Day Provide Critical Care for All

5 questions with … Ivory Simon-Okube

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director Ivory Simon-Okube came to America from Nigeria when she was just 11 years old. But her home country made an impression. While there, she saw the negative effects of slow medical care.

December 6, 2022