Alumni News

Prepared for Everything:

Col. Chris Howell, first-ever PA in the Kentucky Army National Guard to achieve that rank, shares experiences working behind the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine

By Elysee SadiaCHS Contributor

March 15, 2021

Welcome to the ‘real, clinical environment’

First cohort of professional AT program is now applying their knowledge in the classroom

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director Welcome to Clinical Integration 1: Lower Extremity Assessment and Management.

March 10, 2021

‘Where you need to be’

Alum serves as UK football athletic trainer, Dir. of Sports Medicine

5 Questions with … Gabe Amponsah

by Ryan Clark CHS Communications Director

They come from all over. You can find them on the Internet if you search.

March 3, 2021

Be a Part of the Solution

Grad Fellow in Athletic Training is creating opportunities for those in need

5 Questions with … Richie Wells

by Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Growing up in the Bronx, Richie Wells always knew he was fortunate. He knew his parents sacrificed to send him to private schools, and he worked hard because he didn’t want to let them down.

February 24, 2021

The College of Health Sciences & Big Blue Pantry Host March Madness Food Drive During National Nutrition Month

A recent campus study found that more than 40% of UK students experience some level of food insecurity during their college career and the Big Blue Pantry is one resource to help combat the effects.

February 24, 2021

Congratulations to the CHS Lyman T. Johnson award winners

Congratulations to our College of Health Sciences Lyman T. Johnson Torch Bearer and Torch of Excellence award winners! 

February 24, 2021

Reinvesting in the Community: PT alum is able to pass on what he’s learned to clinic, classroom

5 Questions with … Matt Williams, PT, DPT, CCI, XPS

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

While Matt Williams was growing up in Hazard, Ky., no less than five of his family members had to interact with physical therapists in some way due to a myriad of ailments. Some, like his grandmother, could be stubborn. Others could be prickly.

February 17, 2021

Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony Goes Virtual

They were selected from a class of nearly 350 applicants.

Now, each student is one of 51.

February 12, 2021

Physician Assistant Studies Program Classes of 1975-1977 Host Reunion via Zoom During Pandemic

The University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) program’s graduating classes of 1975-77 recently held their first formal reunion via Zoom in November.

45 years ago, the class of 1975 became the first Kentucky-graduated Physician Assistants (PAs); so, this reunion was an exciting moment for this monumental group to reconnect.

December 14, 2020


The University of Kentucky’s College of Health Sciences Department of Health and Clinical Sciences faculty have nominated Paula Holbrook, RN, BHS, JD, CPHRM, to the College of Health Sciences Hall of Fame due to her exemplary commitment, compassion, and tireless work ethic to impact the healthcare industry.

October 29, 2020