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Alumni News

CHS helping students and alumni cope after weekend storms

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Jeff Galloway and his family had gone to the basement. They were scared, and ready for the worst.

December 14, 2021

Valentin Named Physician Assistant Studies Dept. Chair and Director

New hire had previously served as UK Asst Professor

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2021) — Virginia L. Valentin, DrPh, PA-C, began her career in healthcare when she was hired as a nurse’s assistant at 16.

December 1, 2021

Prof Shares Perspective as PT in ICU/COVID Recovery Clinic

By Ellee SidebottomCHS Contributor

November 19, 2021

PA Students awarded National Health Service Corps Scholarship for Rural Health Advocates

By Ellee SidebottomCHS Contributor

Jaley Caudill and Wes Wattenberger have been awarded the 2021 National Health Services Corps (NHSC) Scholarship for their passion and dedication for providing rural healthcare.

October 21, 2021

CHS PhD Student awarded Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship

By Ellee SidebottomCHS Contributor

Ke’La Porter is the only student in the College of Health Sciences to be awarded the Lyman T. Johnson Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2021. She received the award for her outstanding research in the Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program.

October 12, 2021

Morehead’s UKPA Program Celebrates 25 Years

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

In the summer of 1996, the University of Kentucky, Morehead State University and St. Claire Regional Medical Center entered into an agreement to create the UK Physician Assistant Extension Program at Morehead.

The goal? To address the shortage of medical providers, especially those in the rural Appalachian region.

October 8, 2021

‘A Really Redemptive Journey’

Celebrate PA Week with this Story: Megan Craft took a winding road to join her PA Academic Residents for Orientation Day

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Ever since she was a little girl, Megan Craft dreamed of becoming a doctor.

October 7, 2021

Class PT President Ready to Graduate, Take Talents Back Home

by Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Rachel Fields says she believes in divine intervention.

How else then, can she explain how, as a basketball player in her junior season of high school, she tore her ACL — but it led to her deciding what she wanted to do with the rest of her life?

It sounds amazing, but that’s exactly what happened.

August 27, 2021

‘Where I Wanted to Be’

Tyler Pape, PA-C, has overcome a lot to get to his PA Celebration

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Growing up, Tyler Pape, PA-C, was the kind of kid who had a plan for everything.

“I was super-determined,” he said. “I wanted to have my life all figured out, all of the time.”

August 19, 2021

When Kayla Met Norbert, part 2

By Kayla BellCHS Contributor

August 12, 2021