Alumni News

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

‘It doesn’t get any better’

Five questions with … Leslie Woltenberg, PhD

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Looking back, she says there was always a common thread in all of her occupations. Whether she was at a college or a high school, in administration or advising, every job featured one commonality.


August 5, 2021

Alumni Zoom advice to first-year CHS students as part of Summer Bridge Program

By Ryan ClarkCHS Communications Director

Madi Kelly had an interesting first day on the job.

Working as a Program Coordinator at Walter Reed Military Medical Center, Kelly — who graduated from UK with a Clinical Leadership and Management degree in 2020 — had recently been promoted from her clinical research assistant position.

July 19, 2021

DPT Alum Earns Northwestern Fellowship

By Ellee SidebottomCHS Contributor

“I can help people use their own body to get them well and then I can teach them the concepts they can continue to use to stay well, which is really unique.”

This is how UK alum Matt Fitch, PT, DPS, OCS, describes being a physical therapist.

July 13, 2021



Saturday, June 19, 2021, the UK Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2021 had their official Celebration at the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom on the Avenue of Champions.

View the entire Photo Gallery here. 

June 28, 2021